Useful, additional information from Way out West feature published in Yachting World August 2006
With a seemingly endless number of anchorages, nooks and crannies to explore in this region, good charts are absolutely essential for safe pilotage. Don’t skimp here. Open to the Atlantic swell and the weather accurate information is essential, you may need to know We carried a full set of Admiralty charts. For the list of charts we took see below.
Admiralty Chart List
Westabout from Largs to Dingle
Cork and Kerry
Maptech’s scanned Admiralty charts once again proved invaluable, both on the boat’s laptop and on my handheld PDA. This unit in particular proved extremely useful for close quarters navigation, especially when used in conjunction with a Bluetooth remote GPS unit.
IMRAY – Cruising Cork and Kerry by Graham Swanson – Easily the best pilot for this area. Up to date, easy to follow and as useful ashore as it is afloat. A must for this area.
Irish Cruising Club – Sailing Directions South & West Coasts of Ireland.
Since its first publication in 1930 this book has been the definitive guide. Make sure you take the latest 11th edition, recently published. A must have as it covers areas outside that of the IMRAY publication.
Aer Arann – Fly between many UK regional airports and and Cork – We used the service from Southampton www.aerarann.com
Other airlines operating to and from Cork
Useful Web contacts
10 Degrees West – Yacht Charter – www.yachtcharterkerry.com
QC’s Restaurant – Cahersiveen – www.qcbar.com
Cahersiveen Information – www.cahersiveen.info