This trip will be jointly skippered by Tim and Greg.
How did you get into sailing (Tim)? : My dad got me into sailing, though I did a lot of learning with the club, in particular I got my YM through club training. Think I've been a club member since 2007, finished my PhD in 2012 but still live in Cambridge (I work for ARM as a CPU designer). What I like most about sailing is the freedom and the ability to explore, with an anchor you've always got many options for staying in interesting places.
What is your favourite meal to have on board? : A good curry goes down well, nice and easy to prepare too.
There is a huge amount to see and do between Galway and Donegal and you will be able to decide on the exact plan with Tim and Greg before the trip. However, a few places of interest may include:
The Aran Islands, famous for their sweaters, these islands have a unique geology of karst limestone paves separated by extensive fissures. The sheer cliffs on west of the island are in direct contrast to the sandy beaches on the eastern side! Be sure to visit the worm hole if you stop here!
Inishbofin has an excellent natural harbour and boasts many great pubs as well as a reputation for traditional Irish music!
Clare Island is also superbly beautiful, with fascinating walks up to its 456m summit which falls almost sheer to the sea! The island is also rumoured to have once been the base of pirate queen Granuaile in the 16th-century
Further north, the coastline of County Mayo offers spectacular mountainous scenery whilst the island of Innishmurray has remarkable monastic remains dating back to the 5th Century!