Sailing in the Wake of Giants - 1 Day

Feed your sense of adventure and try something new. With the wind in our sails, we will set off into the Irish Sea and view life from a new angle. We may be lucky enough to get some liquid sunshine, or there could be waves crashing over the deck, so waterproof clothes are recommended.

Overview

Learn the stories of times gone by, when Ireland was a mystical place. The land was covered with forests and loughs, giants ran the deep glens into the sea. People didn’t mess with the faeries and the little people could be seen above the ground.  Woe betide those who cut down the fairy trees.

The sea hasn’t changed; the same mysterious forces have faithfully pushed and pulled water across the oceans for millennia.  A raging sea can crush and swallow vast ships without trace. It doesn’t distinguish between race, creed or colour. When we see the forces of nature in action and realise how insignificant we are, our outlook on life can change.

More Details

This is often a day of introspection, where we take time to stand and stare. Ask the questions you haven’t asked since childhood. Allow your mind to open up to the possibilities of other-worldly beings. Anything can seem possible when you are taken away from busy routines. Everyone is encouraged to take part in sailing the boat, to feel the wind in your hair and take control at the helm. Imagine yourself as an explorer, disappearing over the horizon to unknown lands where adventure awaits.

Are there toilets aboard?

Yes, we have two heads (toilets) aboard. One electric, à la Japan 😊 and one manual. Marine toilets are a new experience for many people. You need to pump out the bowl when you’ve finished and pump fresh water back in again. Toilet roll should be kept to a minimum, or at least flush after every few sheets.

Do I need to be able to swim?

No, most of the old sailors believed it was better to die quickly if you fell overboard. Swimming would only prolong the agony.

Do I need a lifejacket?

We will provide lifejackets, but see note above about swimming. Please stay on the boat. 😊

Do we need to bring food?

Snacks and a light lunch will be provided aboard, within the package price. Evening meal and breakfast is included within the overnight package. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us beforehand, or bring your own food if you wish.

Do we need any previous experience?

No, we will sail the yacht, allowing you to look around you and enjoy the experience.

Will we be trained?

This is not a training course, but we hope that you will learn a few things along the way, even about yourself. If you think sailing could be your new hobby and you want to take it further, we will be happy to advise.

Where do we meet?

We will meet you at the gates to the marina, beside the West Marina Car Park and Windrose Bar, in Carrickfergus. If you require transport, we have a 9-seater VW Transporter and we can collect your group and luggage from anywhere in the region.

Do we need to bring any special clothes?

We would advise bringing a waterproof coat. Climate change is a slow process and Northern Ireland still has twice the rainfall of Spain. ☹ Only soft-soled, non-marking shoes please.

What if I get seasick?

Seasickness normally takes a few hours, so we should be back on dry land before it takes effect. Even Admiral Nelson got seasick, so don’t worry too much about it. If you stay warm, well rested and well hydrated you improve your chances. Anxiety is a factor too, so sit back and enjoy the trip.

Can I come alone?

Yes, but unfortunately we would need to add a 50% surcharge. If you are flexible with dates, you could join another small group or individual.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Sailing in the Wake of Giants
20% Off
From £125.00 £100.00
per adult
From £25.00
per Infant
From £75.00 £50.00
per child
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