What is the route?
- • Outside The Calf rock
- • Outside The Bull rock
- • Outside Great Skellig
- • Outside Great Foze Rock
- • Outside Tearaght Island
The preceding southwestern coast's set of waypoints and coastal description is available by clicking 'Previous', above, and vessels planning on continuing northwards, into the Shannon and beyond, can find the following sets of waypoints and coastal descriptions by clicking 'Next'.
Why sail this route?This is a coastal sequence for cruisers who want to stay out in safe water but easily turn in and explore the simply beautiful islands, deep bays and estuaries this coast has to offer.
What are the navigational notes?
½ a mile southwest of The Calf, 51° 33.552' N, 010° 15.468' W
This is a 21 metres high rock that lies ¾ of a mile to the southwest of Dursey Head. Calf, with its off-lying Heifer about half its size and height, has a red unlighted iron pillar and the stub of a lighthouse destroyed in 1881.
► Next waypoint: 3.46 miles, course ⇓ 304.74°T (reciprocal ⇑ 124.74°T)
1 mile west of the Bull Rock, 51° 35.520' N, 010° 20.040' W
This 89 metres high remote and mighty pyramid shaped rock that that lies 2½ miles west-northwest of Dursey Head. Detached rocks lie out to 600 metres west from The Bull, terminating at the 6.1 metres high Gull Rock. Bull Rock Light, Fl 15s W Vis 220°-186° (326°), a white 15 metres tower stands on the seaward side of The Bull.
► Next waypoint: 14.42 miles, course ⇓ 317.38°T (reciprocal ⇑ 137.38°T)
2 miles west of Great Skellig, 51° 46.108' N, 010° 35.810' W
The 214 metres Great Skellig shows a light, from a 12 metre high white tower Fl (3) 15s, that stands on the islands southwestern extremity. The light is sectored to cover Little Skellig and Lemon Rock, West Vis 262°-115° (213°), the inshore dangers.
► Next waypoint: 16.12 miles, course ⇓ 341.67°T (reciprocal ⇑ 161.67°T)
1½ mile west Great Foze Rock, 52° 1.392' N, 010° 44.040' W
Great Foze Rock is a rugged little islet that lies about three miles south-southwest of Tearaght Island that carries a lighthouse. About 120 metres wide and 27 metres high it carries no light.
► Next waypoint: 3.19 miles, course ⇓ 350.47°T (reciprocal ⇑ 170.47°T)