What is the route?
- • Inside High Island
- • Inside Inishbofin
- • Inside Inishdalla and Inishturk
- • Outside Clare Island
- • Outside Bills Rock
- • Outside Achill Island
- • Outside Inishkea Island
- • Outside Inishglora Island
- • Outside Eagle Island
Why sail this route?This is a coasting route to making it possible to easily visit the many inlets that lie along this coastal stretch of water. In thick weather, a vessel should avoid this route and head out to sea. Some dangers to navigation lie as far as six miles offshore.
What are the navigational notes?
300 metres east of High Island Breaker, 53° 32.429' N, 010° 14.467' W
Passing clear of High Island Breaker 1/2 a mile south of the east end of High Island leading into a southern approach on High Island Sound. This is a deep water channel between High Island and Friar Island. High Island lies about 2 miles west of Aughrus Point, has several old buildings on its slopes,
and rises to an elevation of 59 metres. Friar Island, 23 metres high, lies about 1/2 a mile to the east and the largest of a group of four islets. The sound is clear of dangers in the fairway although the sea can run high on both sides.
► Next waypoint: 0.79 miles, course ⇓ 0.95°T (reciprocal ⇑ 180.95°T)
North of High Island Sound, 53° 33.220' N, 010° 14.445' W
Northern alignment for High Island Sound.
► Next waypoint: 1.55 miles, course ⇓ 34.92°T (reciprocal ⇑ 214.92°T)
½ a mile northwest of Cuddoo Rock, 53° 34.488' N, 010° 12.954' W
Passing northwest of Cuddoo Rock a group of rocks some of which are always above water and others just awash.
► Next waypoint: 4.44 miles, course ⇓ 61.22°T (reciprocal ⇑ 241.22°T)
½ a mile southeast of Lecky Rocks, 53° 36.622' N, 010° 6.395' W
The unmarked Lecky Rocks are a group of rocks some of which are always above water and others just awash. They lie about 1½ miles east of Inishlyon Light, Fl.WR 7.5s, with the highest rock being 7 metres high and located at the northern end of the cluster.
► Next waypoint: 4.52 miles, course ⇓ 21.45°T (reciprocal ⇑ 201.45°T)