SailCork has been involved in watersports training and holidays for 40 years 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. Besides sailing cats he sails on cruisers in competes in many major regattas around the world and cruises thousands of miles each
This course is intended for those who wish to be familiar with the working of the VHF radio and to obtain a Short Range VHF Radio Cert (SRC).
The iPad has now become a regular sight aboard - being used for communication, using lots of different apps and being used for navigation. SailCork have always been the groundbreakers when it comes to new courses and now we present the first course for using the iPad for navigation. Eddie English has been using Macs since 1992 and has been using Navionics Charts on his iPhone since they were launched in 2009.
The annual SailCork dinner 2020 @ the RCYC Crosshaven, Sat March 7th, guest speaker Jim Wilson who will do a talk with slides about Edward Bransfield, our man from East Cork who led the first expedition to the Antartic in 1820. Proceeds will go to the RNLI. Tickets €45. Book through SailCork Office.