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 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 around the world and cruises thousands of miles each year.
Provides the competent and experienced powerboat handler with the training to teach powerboating up to the standard of ISA Powerboat National Powerboat Certificate under the supervision of the Principal of an ISA recognised teaching establishment and a Powerboat Senior Instructor. An intensive course training you how to teach ISA National Powerboat Scheme, with an external examiner moderating. You learn how to organise boats and teach on the water, to make a presentation in the classroom, the importance of understanding your student, how to communicate and much more.
The iPad has now become a regular sight aboard - being used for communication, using lots of different apps and being used for navigation. SailCork have always been the groundbreakers when it comes to new courses and now we present the first course for using the iPad for navigation. Eddie English has been using Macs since 1992 and has been using Navionics Charts on his iPhone since they were launched in 2009.
Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the powerboat enthusiast who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness.