Many experienced SAR crew without a sailing background, find working with a yacht or sailing dinghy a challenge. This course demystifies sailing and covers basic sailing skills, key risks for SAR crew and casualty, basic engine troubleshooting, and boat handling under sail, under power and under tow.Read more
Before heading to sea a boat must be properly equipped. Equipment for everyday living, navigation, cooking, repair and of course emergency. The crew must know how to stow and use the equipment properly. The list of provisions must be carefully planned depending on the voyage and the availability of supplies en route. In the case of an emengency we must be able to communicate to the rescue services that we need help and we must know what to do when help arrives.Read more
Women and men approach a physical activity such as sailing in totally different ways. This course is for women. It is about empowering you to create a safe sailing enviroment for you, the men in your life and your children. SailCork’s instructors and water safety experts will teach you how to recover a person from the water into a yacht using technique rather than strength.Read more
The skill of crew on a racing crew is as much an art as a science. Under the expert tuition of Yachtmaster Instructor Eddie English, with decades of racing experience all over the world, you will gain an insight into the basics of racing, making you a sought after crew on the best boats.Read more
The session is geared towards fun and is a gentle introduction to sailing in the wonderful Cork Harbour.
A comfortable sailing yacht, skippered by an experienced instructor is at your disposal. Our instructors have in-depth knowledge of Cork Harbour, its navigation, interesting spots and history and use this to give you a day out you won’t. The sailing yacht can also be chartered for racing with an experienced instructor at your disposal.Read more
Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development. In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school environment on board a racing yacht.Read more