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Drascombe Lugger for hire in Baltimore
Drascombe Lugger for hire in Baltimore
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Drascombe Lugger

The Drascombe Lugger is a safe family boat for sailing, motoring or rowing. Certified for 6 adults of average weight 75 KG. Perfect for running up on a beach as it draws only 10 inches of water with keel up and four feet when sailing. Length 18'9", Beam 6'3".

If you have sailing experience you can hire our Drascombe Lugger which was built by Churchouse Boats in 2007. It is in as-new condition having been only lightly used since new. Comes with a road trailer and 5HP Honda 4 stroke Outboard Motor. The boat is always immaculately maintained and presented.

If the weather is suitable you can sail to the larger islands of Sherkin (1 mile), Hare Island (2.5 miles), Cape Clear (7 miles) or Long Island (10 miles). If you prefer sailing to uninhabitated islands with quiet beaches you have a huge choice, the most popular would be the Skeam islands (3 miles), the Calf islands (5.5 miles), Horse Island (4.5 miles) and Carthys Islands (6 miles) to name but a few. If conditions are right you can also sail around the world famous Fastnet Rock (11.5 Miles). The Drascombe Rally usually sail around the Fastnet rock. If you would like to do it in company this could be your chance.

A very nice journey is up the Ilen river to Skibbereen and land in the heart of the town when the tide is right. If you are doing this trip you will have to lower the mast to get into the town as there are two bridges to get under. This trip is 9 miles from Baltimore to Skibbereen. The scenery is stunning and on leaving Baltimore you will sail by Sherkin island, Spanish Island, Sandy island, Quarantine Island, Reengaroga Island, and Inishbeg Island. You will pass two boatyards and a pub in Oldcourt. Further on you will pass Skibbereen rowing club. Soon after the rowing club you will come to a quay (Deelish quay). Here you have a choice of either leaving the boat at the quay and walking about 1 mile to Skibbereen or taking down the mast and motoring into the town. From Deelish Quay to Skibbereen you will need a spring tide.

Sailing a Drascombe lugger out of Baltimore you are in Ireland's best cruising grounds. People who return to Baltimore year after year are always discovering new places. We often hear about cruising areas that are "the world's best kept secret". If you have never been to Baltimore take a look at chart no 2129 "Long Island Bay to Castlehaven" and you will see that you have found that place.

When you hire a Drascombe Lugger from us you get:

* Prior to departure briefing on boat, sails and engine.
* Buoyancy aid for each person.
* Hand held VHF radio.
* Charts of the area.
* Weather forecast and tide tables.
* Flares.
* Booklet with sailing tips on sailing a Drascombe Lugger.
* Insured boat.

Extras you can hire

* Hand held GPS.
* Foul weather gear.

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