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
You’ve done a course (or courses) and now want to practice your skills before the next course or assessment. The focus is on developing your recently acquired skills by running a yacht under the expert eye of a Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper, rather than tackle completely new skills. This course is for Competent Crew preparing for Dayskipper course, Dayskippers preparing for Coastal Skipper course and/or exam, Coastal Skippers preparing for the Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course and/or exam.Read more
The fabulous Isles of Scilly is the destination for this extended one week cruise. The cruise starts with a 140 mile passage to New Grimsby Sound, giving you an opportunity to be part of crewing a yacht offshore over a 24 hour cycle, getting experience of watch systems. Once in Scilly, you spend four days cruising the islands, practicing close quarters pilotage, experiencing fabulous Atlantic sailing and of course the obligitory social runs ashore. The cruise is completed with a return overnight cruise to Cork harbour.Read more
Dingle is the destination for this extended one week cruise. The cruise starts with a 130 mile passage to Dingle, giving you an opportunity to be part of crewing a yacht offshore over a 24 hour cycle, getting experience of watch systems. After spending time in Dingle, you spend five days cruising the Kerry and Cork coasts, practicing close quarters pilotage, experiencing fabulous Atlantic sailing and of course the obligitory social runs ashore. The cruise is finishes in Cork Harbour.Read more
You have just acquired a new boat or want to be a little more adventurous with your own boat and crew, but need some confidence and experience before tackling longer passages on your own. You can join Holy Grounder as part of a flotilla on any of the long SailCork cruises or Milebuilders (such as Isles of Scilly, Wild Atlantic Way or Cork & Kerry Cruise). With Eddie English as fleet commodore, you will be guided in boat and cruise preparation as well as passage planning. A SailCork expert will visit your boat to go through your safety equipment in advance giving you helpful guidance and advice. You will attend a daily skippers briefing with the pilotage and navigation challenges for that day. On passage, advice and encouragement is only a VHF call away and usually the yachts sail within sight of each other. Of course there are to obligitory social runs ashore where tales of navigation and sailing adventure get longer as the evenings go on later.Read more
This course is for beginners and those with a little sailing experience. €699- 5 days or €350-2 ngt wk’end; €466-3 ngt wk’end. Fee incls tuition, shared cabin, delicious meals and gear.Read more
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
Enjoy a week in the sun in September. Cruise one way- that way you take in more new destinations. Week 1: Sept 22-29 2018 The cruise Dubrovnik to Trogir. Week 2: Sept 29-Oct 6 2018 This Trogir to Dubrovnik.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
A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.Read more
Super sunshine scenic sailing surrounded by history! Enjoy temperatures in the 20’s during late September- enjoy sunbathing, swimming and great sailing as well as excellent food and drink in historic towns and villages.
Sail aboard our top class 52’ luxury Dufour Yacht and visit up to 3 different destinations each day following in the wake of the Pirates of the Caribbean!
Dates for 2019: SailCork Caribbean Sunshine Cruise - Wed 16 - Sat 26 Jan 2019. Booking opens Feb 2018. Register your “expression of interest” with SailCork now!Read more
Super sunshine scenic sailing surrounded by history! Circumnavigate Mallorca from Palma! Dates 19-26 May 2018. Enjoy sailing with skipper Eddie English and host Jo English.Read more
The Coastal Skipper Certificate certifies a recreational sailor’s ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal passages during daylight and at night. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat. This course prepares you for the assessment. SailCork offers a “one stop shop” with a 4 day Coastal Skipper Preparation Course on Holy Grounder followed by the assessment by a different examiner from your instructor, usually with a break of few hours in between.Read more
The Coastal Skipper Certificate certifies a recreational sailor’s ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal passages during daylight and at night. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.
The ISA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate certifies a recreational sailors ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal and offshore passages during daylight and at night. The certificate is endorsed for recreational use by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.This course prepares you for the assessment. SailCork offers a “one stop shop” with a 4 day Coastal Skipper Preparation Course on Holy Grounder followed by the assessment by a different examiner from your instructor, usually with a break of few hours in between.Read more
Duration of assessment One candidate: 8 - 12 hours. More than one candidate: 5 - 9 hours per candidate. Boat required The boat used for assessments would normally be a sailing yacht with auxiliary engine that is at least 7 metres in overall length and which is suitable for cruising. The yacht must be equipped to category B as defined on ISA Yacht Safety Equipment list.Read more