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300 Harbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and tide times. Interactivity Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.
Access via the Regions menu on the left,
Or Click here to browse through all harbours
Or: Access them via Google Earth if you have it installed. Harbours will appear as clickable markers
Firstly, how many websites have a service centre that you can drop into ? We do ! Open Feb-Dec at 36 Cowes High Street, opposite Henri Lloyd. We are very approachable and easy to get hold of. We answer your emails and phone calls promptly all year round...( our contact details here) . Here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully.. You SAID.. we SAID
Membership: Enjoy what you see on this website ? Join our other 3569 paid members (Dec 2015), including some very well known sailing "names".. A one off payment of £25 gets you ongoing membership. No more to pay. Access 1667 "Full Screen" charts online, on PC, Mac or iPad. See chart listings. Use for planning and research. Members have access to our own remarkable online VisiCharts that Lay UK/Irish charts over Google Earth satellite imagery. (With variable transparency 3D, "head up" view) Plenty of members have told us that this innovative service is worth joining for alone. Look at what else you get in the "Members Only" area...Click HERE
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Android chart plotter: Android tablets with the RIGHT app can make a great stand alone chart plotting system.. self contained with GPS, quick starting, full navigation facilities. We've worked with Ronald Koenig, the developer of the cracking "Marine Navigator" Android app. Now Android charts are bundled with our best selling "Charts for SeaClear" DVDs for free. Up to 4 Android activations allowed. App costs about £6 from Play Store. UK-IRL chartsets available as Android only download £7.99 members/£14.99 non members. 2016 Edition NOW
Current Windows products:
"Charts for SeaClear UK/IRL" at £29.50 is without a doubt the cheapest way for you to get 800+charts plus tried and tested chart plotter software (AIS and GPS compatible) ...all in one easy to use package that will turn multiple PCs/ laptops (and also Android tablets) into a real time chartplotters. Years tide tables built in. International areas inc. France, Netherlands and Belgium & Spain and Portugal are available on USB dongle ONLY, see HERE
2016 UK/IRL DVD is available now
The VisitMyHarbour "ChartStick" a portable, easy to use way of providing "For Navigation" Raster charts, that are compatible with some fantastic free (or very cheap) navigation programs. OpenCPN and Polar View
2016 Versions ready
OpenCPN Polar View
Port Operations VHF12 tel no +353 (0) 21 481 1380
Cork City Marina tel no +353 (0) 21 427 3125
Royal Cork Yacht Club VHF M tel no +353 (0) 21 483 1023
Crosshaven Boatyard Marina VHF M tel no +353 (0) 21 483 1161
Salve Marina tel no +353 (0) 21 483 1145
East Ferry Marina tel no +353 (0) 21 481 3390
Cork Harbour Marina tel no +353 (0) 21 484 1031 or (0) 873669009 (mob)
The area of sheltered water known as “Cork Harbour” is very much like Milford Haven across the St Georges Channel in SW Wales in that it has a moderately wide entrance with shallow water in the middle of the entrance and which then opens out into an expanse of water which houses oil, gas and container terminals as well as general cargo docks. On top of this there are five marinas and a sixth being developed along with possibilities for anchoring.
The shores vary from being wooded and idyllic to industrial and ‘orrid. It is extremely popular as a venue for yachties both local and visiting. For a summer’s cruise from UK one has the choice of either going to Kilmore, pottering along to Cork before returning to UK or vice versa; it depends very much on time, weather and crew; it’s about a day and a half from Padstow/Scillies at four kts.
Most yachtsmen make for the facilities in Crosshaven as it is the closest to the entrance and has three marinas and a pier/pontoon but this is very busy in the summer; others will prefer to book ahead and wander up to the East Ferry Marina in the East Passage surrounded by woodlands whilst yet others might prefer to work their way up through the West Passage past Cobh (pronounced “Cove”) to Cork City itself where there is now a pontoon with limited room in the middle of the city just below the Michael Connolly bridge.
Cork Harbour Marina is a new marina under development in Monkstown Bay opposite the Cork Dockyard. At the moment it has 90 berths with berths reserved for 8 visitors and has planning and, more importantly, the finance for a further 200 berths. They have not yet built their main facilities block but have access to toilets and showers at a local sailing club. This will be welcome addition to the facilities in Cork Harbour as the present ones are oversubscribed. ... read more