"The best way to get the most from sailing"
Enjoy learning quickly using a tried and tested system. Come aboard and join the fastest growing and most popular watersport in Ireland!! SailCork has developed a professional teaching programme to help dinghy sailors to advance quickly in total safety.
The team of dinghy instructors is led by Eddie English who, as a qualified dinghy trainer and senior instructor, was one of those responsible for initiating the National Dinghy Scheme in Ireland. All certified courses are recognised by the ISA .
Have a look at Clodagh Mc Kenna learning with us!
Enjoy the thrills and spills of dinghy sailing. You too can do this!
Professional Learning Environment:
Ashore: The shorebased sections of our courses take place in fully equipped, dedicated classrooms using the most up to date teaching methods and equipment.
Afloat: Our "outdoor classroom" is Cork Harbour – where we spend most of our time! One of the world’s finest harbours it offers the wide variety of conditions for dinghy sailing. We work in areas from secluded wooded creeks and golden sandy beaches to vast open waters for more advanced skills. Cork Harbour has been the home of sailing even before the foundation of the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cobh in 1720 – we continue this proud tradition and sail on these same safe waters some 300 years on!! The year is crammed with regattas and races with the emphasis on good safe sailing and of course fun afloat and ashore!
We use a variety of boats from single handed oppies to the fast, exhilarating RS Vision, including the fantastic Raider 18’s. All programmed courses take place fromt our base at East Ferry Marina in Cobh, with the magnificent harbour literally on our doorstep.
SailCork also runs courses in powerboating, cruising, navigation, VHF Radio, GPS and Electronic Navigation, Safety, multi-activity and club sailing for adults and juniors.
Courses for all abilities: "Taster" – have a go (just a 3 hr session) ", Beginners– "Start Sailing" – (3 sessions) progressing to "Basic Skills" – 4 sessions. Improvers- "Improving Skills", "Racing", "Adventure" and "Kites and Wires" – all modules are for 4 sessions. Advanced- Advanced Skills, Racing 2, Kites + Wires 2 and Adventure 2 We also run a full range of Dinghy Instructor Courses.
Private Tuition: If you would like one to one tuition as a beginner, improver or as an advanced sailor we run sessions aboard a variety of dinghies – ideal if you wish to achieve a specific skill or prepare for a course or a holiday.
Fee € 80 per hour. Pre- booking is essential. Please contact Jo English on 021 4811237
When pupils finish their beginners courses the SailCork Club offers a means of getting afloat on a weekly basis – under the watchful eye of our instructors with the freedom to enjoy improving. No joining fee – just get to the Basic Skills Level and you are more than welcome. Special deals on booking a number of weeks.
SailCork Club dates:
Autumn/Winter : Sunday afternoons! – 14:30-17:30. Sailing at East Ferry aboard our Raider 18’s every Sunday afternoon . Get out there and enjoy it with the safety net of an instructor afloat to keep an eye on you! Local racing takes place on some Suns so plenty of action afloat and action ashore at the Marlogue Inn afterwards! Sessions must be booked at least 2 days in advance and cost is €58 per person or €58.
SailCork Club Racing – Every Tuesday from mid June till lat August the SailCork team organise their own fun racing. Come aboard – enjoy the competitive fun and learn about racing! Club Racing sessions run from 18:00 to 21:00.
Sat May 16th, Brooklands Cup: Race from Cobh to Ballinacurra, great fun day out, call for details.
Day Sails with SailCork Club – Monthly outings on Cork Harbour aboard our Raider 18’s (great with the outboard to get home if the wind dies!) Listed below are our dates for this year (we may add others – keep an eye on the website!) Please note all Day Sails are weather dependent and the route and venue are at the discretion of the duty Senior Instructor. Fee for Day Sails is €80
Taste of Sailing – not sure if this is for you or stuck for time ? This session is 2.5 hours and a great way to get out with an instructor for a "blast" of fresh air and be active. A lovely gift or something to do with a friend. Suitable for all levels. €48 pp, Family €150, Couples €99.
Sat May 30th: Ocean to City race .The great voyage to Cork. Sail from East Ferry past Cobh, Monkstown, Rushbrooke, Carrigaloe, Glenbrooke, Passage and Little Island to Blackrock Castle and onwards to Cork City Centre! A very full day’s outing with a journey of nearly 12 miles each way! 09:00 Briefing at East Ferry, 09:30 Depart, (Journey should take about 3 hrs with plenty to see!) 13:00 Arrive Cork – lunch (…and maybe a pint!), 14:00 Depart for East Ferry. Finish 17:30
Fun day sail to Whitepoint and Roches point, picnic ashore, swim or go for a walk. Get a feel for owning a boat and the power of sailing independently. Dates to be confirmed.
August Sun 15: The historic Cobh Regatta. Sail form East Ferry to Cobh and compete in one of the oldest regattas. Be part of the fun and see the harbour! 12:00 Briefing at East Ferry 12:30 Depart 14:00 Start Race 16:00 Ashore in Cobh for all the fun of the fair! 17:30 Return to East Ferry 19:00 Finish
September Sat 26th : Cobh to Ballinacurra ( Ballinacurra Cup) Start time 14:00, picnic and pint at Jackos pub, finish 19:00.
September Sat 12th: Cork’s biggest and best race- the Cobh to Blackrock race. Compete with up to 100 other craft in this 7 mile epic! 09:00 Briefing at East Ferry. 09:30 Depart 11:00 Start at Cobh 13:00 Ashore Blackrock – lunch and a beer! 15:00 Depart for East Ferry – enjoy a great sail back! 18:00 Finish
October Sun 14: Sail to Crosshaven and see boats competing in the Royal Cork Autumn Regatta. 09:00 Briefing at East Ferry 09:30 Depart Sail across Cork Harbour. Watch start of races. 13:00 Lunch …. and maybe a beer in Crosshaven 14:00 Back out on the Harbour and return to East Ferry . 17:00 Finish