Staff & Instructors

Eddie English Chief Instructor

The English family has been involved in seafaring in Cobh for 5 generations. Eddie has been teaching sailing since 1969 and is one of the most experienced instructors in the sport. He is a Dinghy and Powerboat Senior Instructor and Trainer and has been training instructors for nearly 30 years. He is also a qualified scoolteacher and has lectured at college.

Eddie is also a yachtmaster instructor /examiner. He began his offshore experience in his early teens and has and races dinghies and cruisers. Besides sailing cats he sails on cruisers in competes in many major regattas and cruises thousands of miles each year.

Jo English Customer Services Manager

Jo has been sailing dinghies and cruisers since 2001. Jo has attended all of our courses over the last number of years and can give you a personal insight from the pupils point of view! She is very knowledgable on certification processes and is the SailCork cook who provides wonderful meals onboard ! She has genuine empathy for our customers.

Rachael O’Keeffe

Rachael looks after our customer enquiries and will help you to find the course that best suits your needs. She has been sailing with her family on their Rankin. She looks after Social Media also. Her constant good mood and care for our customers is top class.


  • Peter Scallan
  • Cormac Henessey
  • Aisling English
  • Rory Conlon
  • Jack Foley
  • Eoin Long
  • Hope Fielding
  • Derry McAleavey
  • Finbarr McCarthy
  • Donal O’Riordan
  • Olan Skillington