Sail with Apsara

Ready for new Adventures?

  • Apsara is available for day charter for groups of two to four persons,  a great way to explore Clew Bay.
  • For those with enough experience, Apsara can be chartered bareboat for a minimum of one week.
  • When she’s not sailing, it is possible to stay on board Apsara at her home port on  Clare Island.
  • Finally, it is sometimes possible for one or two crew to join  Apsara on her  sailing adventures.

Pricing

I do not charge a fixed price for chartering Apsara.  Rather, when you request to book, you indicate how much you are willing to pay.
This unusual  pricing system is an attempt at building  economic relationships which contribute towards the culture of sharing that we so badly need to face  the converging crisis of the 21st century.
Of course I need financial contributions to be able to continue chartering Apsara, but I also appreciate that your circumstances might be such that you cannot afford commercial rates. On the other hand, if your financial circumstances are comfortable you may choose to contribute generously to encourage me to continue!

Day sailing with skipper

For groups of a maximum of four people, Apsara can be chartered for day sail from any harbour in Clew Bay (depending on tides and weather). We meet in the harbour of your choice at 10 am, decide on the days schedule together, and come back around 6.00 pm. While on the water, I'm happy to show you how to manage the boat.
Price includes vegetarian lunch.

Bareboat charter

If you're an experienced sailor (yacht master offshore or equivalent), you can charter Apsara for a minimum of one week, although two weeks are strongly recommended to make the most of this wonderful sailing area. After a comprehensive handover of the boat with the owner, you'll be ready to go cruising at your own pace.
Details of your cruising plans have to be agreed in advance.

Staying ona boat on Clare Island
Stay on board on Clare Island

You can stay on board Apsara at her home port on Clare Island. Accomodation on board is suitable for a family of four or for two couples. There's a two ring gas cooker, a small fridge and a sea toilet, but no shower (showers are available at the community centre, a few minutes walk from the pier).

Crewing opportunities

I sometimes have room for one or two crew with some prior sailing experience. A minimum commitment of of one week is required, as well as a contribution toward running expenses (food, fuel and harbour fees).
A sense of humour and an adventurous spirit are essential.