What is the route?
- • Close South of the Old Head of Kinsale
- • South of The Stags
- • South Of Clear Island
Why sail this route?This is a coastal sequence for cruisers who want to stay in inshore waters to enjoy the coastal scenery that this simply beautiful sailing area has to offer. It is also conveniently close to the many listed passage havens in the islands, bights and estuaries described along the way.
What are the navigational notes?
250 metres south of the Old Head of Kinsale headland, 51° 36.113' N, 008° 32.018' W
This is close in under the Old Head Of Kinsale headland where there stands a lighthouse, black with two white bands, Fl (2) 10s 72m 20M. The southern side of projecting headland has steep cliffs. Comming in close under the headland passes to the north of a race, or overfalls, that extend for nearly a mile southward of the head, that set on the ebb tide it in a south-westerly direction, and on the flood to a south-easterly direction.
► Next waypoint: 27.42 miles, course ⇓ 251.56°T (reciprocal ⇑ 71.56°T)
¼ south of Kowloon Bridge South Cardinal (The Stags), 51° 27.323' N, 009° 13.735' W
This passes south of Toe Head and The Stag Rocks, a cluster of rugged, precipitous rocks, 20 metres high, that lies ¾ of a mile south of the headland. A wreck lies about 0.2 of a mile southwest of The Stags and it is marked by Kowloon Bridge south cardinal buoy, Q(6)+L Fl.15s which is moored 800 metres southward of The Stags.
► Next waypoint: 10.99 miles, course ⇓ 256.16°T (reciprocal ⇑ 76.16°T)
½ a mile south of the southernmost point of Cape Clear (Clear Island), 51° 24.675' N, 009° 30.830' W
This is south of Clear Island's southernmost extremity Blananarragaun.
► Next waypoint: 12.14 miles, course ⇓ 279.16°T (reciprocal ⇑ 99.16°T)
½ a mile southwest of Mizen Head, 51° 26.580' N, 009° 50.040' W
This is immediately outside the races that form, in both directions, of Mizen Head. The headland is made conspicuous lighthouse on a concrete platform Iso.W 4s 44m 15M with the lantern visible 313°-133°.