SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Passage Planning & Pilotage


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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Waterford + 3 sisters (1 Class) Apr 20 or Wexford+Hook +Slaney(1 Class) Tues Apr 27 €50 per class

Join us on Zoom for an interactive online class from the comfort of your own home.We have 2 separate classes for this area -Waterford - starts at the Blackwater and takes in ardmore, Helvick, Dungarvan, the Copper Coast, Dunmore, Waterford and the 3 Sisters.  .  The second separate class is onCounty Wexford - all of it- including Hook Head, Bannow, Kilmore, Wexford, Courtown and the Slaney

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Scilly & South Coast of England Pilotage evening May 4th €50

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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Majorca-Spain evening class May 11th €50

SailCork began our first Yachting holiday to Majorca in 2018 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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Croatia (Dalmatia) evening class May 18th €50

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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Caribbean Charter Preparation evening class May 25th €50

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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Youghal to the Mizen-South Cork Coast €50 per class

Join us on Zoom for an interactive online class. We will run a class giving every detail of the Cork Coast from Youghal to Mizen Head. Great colour pictures, detailed aerial photographs and charts along with Eddie’s narrative make for a very interesting presentation. Includes Youghal, Ballycotton, Oysterhaven, Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Glandore, Union Hall, Castletownsend and Barlogue and a ll the coastline in between.
NB We run four more separate courses covering the rest of the Cork Coast.- Beyond the Mizen- Far West Cork (Dunmanus Bay, Bantry Bay and SW Kenmare River),  Cork Harbour (Cork’s Hidden Harbour), Baltimore, Cape & Sherkin (O’Driscoll Territory) and another class on Ballydehob, Schull & Crookhaven ( O’Mahony Territory).

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Hidden Cork Harbour- every Creek & Landing spot Tues Mar 30th €50

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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