The Traditional Sail Festival that takes place in June each year in the picturesque town of Crosshaven on the south coast of Ireland. Traditional Boat Festival for vintage boats of all types, shapes and sizes. Features a Parade of Sail on Sunday afternoon, children's crab-fishing and knot-tying competitions and a traditional market all-day Saturday. Come dressed as a Pirate or Wench for the Saturday night festivities in the local pubs and have a chance at winning the prize for the best-dressed. Loads of fun on the water and ashore. Heave -ho me hearties!!
Image: Crosshaven Trad Sail
As part of the Crosshaven Traditional Sail 2018, we invite you to join us on a seafood tasting trail around the pubs of Crosshaven.
As a group, we will meander through the village, visiting all pubs including Cronin's, The Anchor Inn, The Oar Bar, Admiral Drake, Fitzys and Buckley's Bar while enjoying a tasty seafood treat in each stop.
Look forward to seafood chowder, fish bites, fresh mussels, smoked salmon and BBQ delights on route.
Tickets for this event are free. Donations in lieu of payment to the RNLI, which can be donated on the day.
Tickets are limited and must be prebooked online.
Meeting Point - Cronin's Pub, Sunday, 18 June at 3pm sharp (outside the seating area by the roundabout)
Time - approx 3 hours
Weekend Gig Guide
To Be Announced
Family Treasure Hunt
Registration 1:30- 2:15
Hugh Coveney Pier
Latecomers will walk the plank!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 Dubloons Per group
(A maximum of 5 pirates per group and each group must contain 1 pirate older than 18 sails around the sun but younger than 99 sails around the sun.)
Rewards!!!! for finding the treasure and best dressed pirates & most
inventive names… and many more
The Tavern Trail!
Visit all our Taverns and you could win a massive treasure hunt! Cards available to all dressed as pirates or Wenches in all Taverns.
Main Pirates & Wenches Pub Crawl
begins 7.30pm in the The Anchor
Prizes for the best dressed Pirate/ Wench
but you can begin Any tavern Anytime to be in to win the Treasure!
Crosshaven Traditional Sail 2018
15th - 17st June
Program of Events
Boats arriving at Hugh Coveney Pier
1800 – 1930 Registration for the Early Birds
21:00 'til late: Bar food, music and craic in the pubs
Saturday 16th :
1000 - 1230 Registration of boats at Event Office on the pier
1030 - 1230 Breakfast BBQ for sailors on the Pier
1230 Opening ceremony and skippers briefing
1230 – 1400 Kids model boat building
1300 Life boat Display (Crosshaven RNLI) off the Hugh Coveney Pier
1400 Race start in the vicinity of ‘The Grassy’
1700 Boats returning - post sailing analysis
2100 Till late Bar food , music & craic in the Pubs
2230 Fireworks display
1000 Rise and shine & Post Mortems!
1230 Model boat race preparation and junior knot tying competition, crab fishing, rankin rowing/sculling races/face painting
1300 Skippers briefing on the pier
1400 Racing (All types of craft)
1700 Spectacular parade of sail as the race finishes at the Pier
1800 Prize Giving on the Hugh Coveney Pier
NB: Times are subject to change due to Weather/Tides
Friends of the Festivals
The Anchor Bar
The Oar Bar
The Admiral Drake