Sailing & Powerboating Cork

24.3.20 A note in relation to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and how it effects SailCork activities: 
SailCork will remain closed and courses are postponed until restrictions are lifted.  If new dates don’t suit you, we will work with you to offer you alternative dates . We will shortly offer some or part of our courses online.
SailCork will continue to adhere to guidelines from the HSE, the Government and Irish sailing. to secure the health and safety of our staff and customers. 

We look forward to getting back afloat as soon as possible and welcoming you, our loyal customers and friends back. 
Jo & Eddie


SailCork has been involved in watersports training and holidays for 40 years in Cobh and on the south coast of Ireland and is run by Eddie English.

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 over 30 years. He is also a qualified school teacher 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 around the world and cruises thousands of miles each 

Upcoming Courses

Online Passage Planning courses(click)

NEW !! We are launching our Passage Planning classes online next week with a series of online classes. Click the link ABOVE to book.

Spring Passage planning distance learning classes using Zoom, next up are :

April 8+9 Youghal to the Mizen. 2 x 1hr online classes. 19:30-20:30. Cost €50 for the 2 classes.

April 15+16 Far West Cork + Kerry. 2 x 1hr online classes. 19:30-20:30. Cost €50 for the 2 classes.

Further dates to be arranged for :

Isles of Scilly + Cornwall, Dalmatia (Croatia), Majorca and Yacht chartering and the ICC.

If you would like a special course to your chosen destination we can run a course for you.

Each class will run at 19:30 and all you have to do is book on line and we will send you an invite using zoom to join in.  You will see Eddie run his class and you can join in by video or just as a viewer.  He will welcome your interaction and questions which can be by video or text. 
If your income has been effected by COVID-19, we would like to offer you the classes at 50% discount.  School and college students may avail of this offer also. Call Jo on 021 4811237 to avail of this.

Learn how to plan your passages and create your pilotage plans with inside information!  Eddie English through his own sailing experience has a detailed knowledge of these areas. Share in this knowledge and make your boating safer and more enjoyable. Eddie provides an entertaining class in his own inimitable style giving you all the tricks of the trade.  These courses are to plan to sail at home and abroad. The syllabus includes crew and boat preparation, destination research including pilotage, chartwork and shoreside. Navigational planning- including chartwork, tide work, best routes and alternative destinations. Met. information before and during the trip, safety aspects, customs and legal requirements.





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