Eddie English leads a team of professional, dedicated instructors are carefully chosen for their sailing and powerboating ability as well as their patience, understanding and teaching skills. SailCork is approved by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), the RYA and the Irish Tourist Board (Failte Ireland). SailCork offers a very comprehensive list of courses in Sailing, Powerboating, Navigation, VHF Radio, Sea Survival, Safety at Sea, First Aid at Sea etc. The courses are run in a friendly, professional and seamanlike manner.
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 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.
Shirley looks after our customer enquiries and will help you to find the course that best suits your needs. She has been sailing and motorboating since her childhood. Her constant good mood and care for our customers is top class.