We are old friends that have studied, worked or sailed together for over 30 years in some cases. All members of the team are yacht owners and this venture is one of passion.
We have been bringing friends and fellow sailors to Aran for weekend trips for many years. One aspect of those trips has been a constant – on all of our excursions to Aran – everybody loved them.
This made us eventually decide to invest in a big boat, with loads of room and comfort so that we could use to cruise the islands in style. After lots of research we opted for a Hanse 531 and sailed this beauty back from Italy in March 2015.
Our new vessel, Atlantic Blue, provides top quality overnight sleep aboard accommodation to sailors and non sailors alike. She has four double ensuite berths with a separate skippers quarters which has independent access.
We hope that you will come out to Aran for a small overnight adventure and that you enjoy sailing on her as much as we do!
Meet the team
She also looks after decisions regarding sailing schedules and bookings.
Eoin is well known as an avid long passage maker and was one of the original participants on the Northabouts NorthWest Passage along the northern coasts of Canada, the US and the old USSR. Eoin has sailed extensively internationally including TransAtlantic passages.
He has been sailing for over 30 years on anything that you can put a mast on! Paul also has considerable international sailing experience and a very extensive commercial background.
He has fantastic sailing skills, developed while sailing 70 footers in Australia and honed while racing along Ireland’s West Coast. He is also a wizard with his hands and ensures that you will be sailing on a boat that is in tip top condition.
Gerry, from the heartland of the Claddagh, has been around boats since he was a boy and has built up a extensive sailing skills.He also has international sailing experience and is passionate about the sport.
He has been sailing all of his life has gained extensive sailing experience around Europe and the US.
He has been very active in promoting improvements in sailing facilities in Galway Bay and is the current treasurer of the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association.