Sailing & Powerboating Cork


SailCork has been involved in watersports training and holidays since 1974 in Cobh and on the south coast of Ireland and is run by Eddie English. The English family has been involved in seafaring in Cobh for 5 generations. Eddie has been teaching sailing since 1969 and is one of the most experienced instructors in the sport. He is a Dinghy and Powerboat Senior Instructor and Trainer and has been training instructors for over 30 years. He is also a qualified school teacher and has lectured at college.

Eddie is also a yachtmaster instructor /examiner. He began his offshore experience in his early teens and has and races dinghies and cruisers. He sails on cruisers in competes in many major regattas around the world and cruises thousands of miles each year.


SailCork and Covid procedures  We are delighted to be back afloat and to see some loyal past customers and new customers joining us for some clean, healthy fun and training afloat. 

In order to protect our Instructors, our customers and ourselves, we ask that you comply with our procedures.

On arrival, please wait at the bottom of the steps to be called. Maintain 2m social distancing. You will be directed to your pod or group and your Instructor. 

Please use the hand sanitisers. 

Wash hands with soap on arrival and before departure.

You will be asked some covid related questions which we will record on our specially designed app. This information will be deleted after 14 days. 

Temperature checks daily.       Wear a mask.

You are asked to bring your own sailing gear . We will supply saniitised lifejackets or buoyancy aids as appropriate. 

Juniors are to put wetsuits on at home and arrive ready to go afloat.

Access to changing rooms is restricted and this is supervised by the SI. 

Proton sanitiser sprays are issued to each Instructor to wipe down equipment throughout the courses. 

Upcoming Courses

Baltimore, Cape & Sherkin (1 class on April 6th) or Ballydehob, Schull & Crook (1 class on April 13) €50 per class

West Cork is blessed with a wonderful coastline and the area of Baltimore to Crookhaven is certainly the mariners favourite. Come aboard our online courses and explore this amazing area with Eddie English. Eddie has enjoyed exploring this area for over 50 years and wants to share his knowledge with you. This area is divided into 2 classes.

CLASS 1: We will visit the principal port of Baltimore and the islands including Cape and Sherkin (O’Driscoll Territory) and we will take a peek up the Ilen River and more of the smaller islands. (Hare, Skeames, Spanish) Tales include the Sack
of Baltimore in 1631 and the “Fisheries”

CLASS 2: We will visit Ballydehob, Schull & Crookhaven (O’Mahony Territory). We include Castle, Horse, Long and Coney Islands and the Calves and the Carthys.  We will highlight the best anchorages, beaches and hotspots - as well as pointing out areas to avoid!
Tales include the Leamcon pirates and the Fish Pallaces.

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