SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Navigation


RYA Basic Navigation certified course

Course provides an introduction and an insight into basic navigation . Recommended to complete beginners as a short introduction to the sport or those who wish to have a basic foundation before embarking on a full navigation course.

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Basic Navigation for SAR

Course provides an introduction and an insight into basic navigation . It a short introduction to the navigation on SAR Powerboats and as basic foundation before embarking on a full navigation course.

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Chartwork Revision

You successfully completed a navigation course a number of years ago, but are a little rusty, or you are planning a big trip outside your normal cruising area.  If either of these apply, this is the course for you.

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Hidden Cork Harbour Pilotage €20 per class or €50 for 3

Every Cork sailor has been to Crosshaven, Cobh, Monkstown and East Ferry - and in recent years the trip to Cork City has become obligatory!

We have now launched our special online interactive course which you can enjoy from your home or office. Book the class below, then download Zoom .We will then send you an invitation by email.  You can join the class by video or if you prefer you can turn off your camera and just part take without being seen. You can text in your questions or comments.

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RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Navigation certified course, weekend course starting Feb 15+16 €525 plus books & equipment which are available to purchase at class no 1.

Full comprehensive course for beginners and improvers. Enjoyable and informative with top class tuition, practical tales and solid background information with Yachtmaster Instructor Eddie English.

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iPad Navigation class. Mon March 30th at RCYC, Crosshaven

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.

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Meteorology evening class €55.00

Join Yachtmaster Instructor Eddie English for an evenings indepth weather tuition. In a 3 hour evening class, he will show you how to understand the forecast and use it at sea or for daily life.

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Youghal to the Mizen €50 per course (2 evenings) online

This is a distance learning module, join us on Zoom for an interactive online class. We will run 2 Passage Planning and Pilotage evenings giving every detail of the Cork Coast from Youghal to Mizen Head. Great colour pictures, detailed aerial photographs and charts make for a very interesting presentation.

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Beyond the Mizen and Kerry €50 per course (2 evenings) online

This is a distance learning module, join us on Zoom for an interactive online class.We will run 2 special Passage Planning and Pilotage evenings giving every detail of the far West Cork Coast from Mizen Head to North Kerry.  Take notes on all the amazing inlets and ports to visit including the local hostelries !

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Scilly & South Coast of England Pilotage

It is true that Eddie has a love affair with the Isles of Scilly - he has been going there since the year he started SailCork back in 1974. This is the closest part of England to Ireland - just 130 miles from Cork Harbour. It is a world apart - golden beaches and rugged unspoilt scenery - yet very challenging in terms of pilotage. The Isles of Scilly can act as a gateway to Cornwall and Devon if you are on an extended cruise - great information and tips on Falmouth, Fowey, Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth etc.

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Dalmatia (Croatia)

SailCork have been cruising Adriatic waters for the last 10 years and have a special bond with Croatia. Prepare for your charter or sailing holiday in Croatia with Eddie English. Get the inside story and find the best anchorages, marinas and overnight destinations. Find out about each port - it’s restaurants, bars and historic buildings. Learn about Croatia weather patterns and sea conditions. See the fantastic coastline from Dubrovnik to Zadar - it will make your trip to Croatia enjoyable and hassle free.

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Majorca-Spain

In 2018, SailCork began our first Yachting holiday to Majorca and circumnavigated it.  What stunning coastline,  friendly ports and of course amazing food. We went back in 2019 and have now gathered a huge amount of information to share with you to help you get the best out of your time sailing there.

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Caribbean Charter Preparation

The Caribbean is the ultimate sailing destination. With warm trade winds, crystal clear water, sandy beaches, amazing hospitality and stunning scenery it is every sailors goal to sail these waters.  Eddie English and the SailCork team have been cruising the Caribbean on an annual basis and this course offers you all the inside information. Eddie has sailed in the Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands. Find out about flying to the Caribbean, which islands to sail, what company to charter from as well as full passage planning and pilotage information. Enjoy planning a cruise in the BVI’s and the stunning Grenadines.

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Brittany & NW France Pilotage

The Isles of Scilly are more than half way to Brittany and many use them as a staging point for a Breton cruise.  Plan for the challenge of crossing the Channel at Ouisant and the intricate navigation on the west coast of Brittany - the infamous Raz de Sein and the Chenal Du Four. Learn about the typical Breton towns of Cameret- Sur- Mer, Benodet, Concarneau, Lorient and La Trinite-Sur- Mer. Plan to visit the

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