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Mallorca Sunshine Sailing Adventure - enjoy the Mediterranean with SailCork

Escape to the sunshine in May and enjoy an excellent weeks sailing in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Join skipper Eddie English and hostess Jo English and experience the cruise of a lifetime from Palma to various destinations around the beautiful island of Mallorca. This is THE sailing destination of choice in the Mediterranean due to moderate winds and an amazing coastline with plenty of friendly ports with delicious food and drink  available in every village and cove. Get to visit the places off the tourist trail and enjoy some great sailing. So read on to find out abour this great adventure!

Palma

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Croatia Sailing Adventures with SailCork 2018

SailCork have been enjoying sailing adventures for over 10 years - Croatia, Canaries, Spain, Morocco, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, St. Vincents and the Grenadines have all been cruised by SailCork.

 The "in" place to cruise is now Croatia in the Adriatic. Dubrovnik and Split Airports are only 3 hours from Dublin and less from London. With gentle breezes and a balmy 24 degrees late September is the best time to sail in Croatia. For 2018 SailCork will run 2 weeks in Croatia - each cruise will be one way ..........allowing you to enjoy more destinations without repeat visits. Read on to find out more!

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Day Skipper Navigation Courses - new extra venue for 2017 - the Elm Tree, Glounthaune Co. Cork

SailCork has been running Navigation course for over 30 years. This autumn our evening courses begin on Oct 17. The main course venue has been the RCYC in Crosshaven but for the 2017-18 evening course we are very pleased to announce that we have an extra new venue: The Elm Tree, Glounthaune, Co. Cork.

Elm Tree Navigation SailCork

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The marine VHF Radio - a must have safety device aboard all craft!

VHF Radio CourseWhen we think about the sea and boats SAFETY always comes to mind. We prepare boats properly so we are safe at sea, we make our plans before we go to sea...........and when we are at sea we must have a line of communication. Most people now have mobile phones...........but are they enough? Why would we need a VHF Radio as well? Click here and read on....

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Navigation Courses - evening classes begin Wed Oct 19

The autumn is on the way! The season afloat will come to an end soon  – the days are getting shorter and the evenings darker!  On Wed 19 October we begin our winter series of navigation courses...just like we have done for the last 30+ years.  But......what is a navigation course? It is much more than just navigation - we look at –weather, tides, safety afloat, buoys and lights, rules, charts and chartwork, electronic navigation, pilotage and  passage planning.

Eddie English will present the Day Skipper Course for beginners and improvers on Wed evenings and the advanced Yachtmaster Course on Thursdays at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven - all are welcome. Click below for more details -

Navigation Courses at SailCork

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SailCork Sunshine Sailing Croatia -  October 2017

Escape the gloomy Irish weather and come and enjoy sailing in luxury aboard a 53' yacht in sunny Croatia. Join at the historic seaport of Dubrovnik and sail the Adriatic and explore the Dalmatian Islands. Feel the warmth of 24 degrees and enjoy swimming, sailing and sunning yourself! Skipper Eddie English will progress your ability afloat and bring you on the voyage of a lifetime! Come aboard......join the fun now!Dubrovnik

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The Cork Harbour One Designs

The Cork Harbour One Designs

 The Cork Harbour One Designs were designed by the famous Scottish yacht designer William Fife. The boats were 30 feet long and built of yellow pine on oak and Initially 6 boats were built at the “Gridiron” in Carrigaloe Cobh in 1896 (Querida, Elsie, Little Devil (Cygnet), Maureen, Minx and Bunyip (Sibyl). They had great racing in their first year so three more were built for 1897 - two were built in Passage West (Imp and Coleen) and another at Carrigaloe (Jap). The tenth and last boat was built at the Fisheries School in Baltimore in 1924 (Betty). Click link to see full story!

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Sailing Invasion of Cork City!

Cork City Ahoy!

One of my favourite days of the year comes each September - the annual Cove Sailing Club race from Cobh to Blackrock. The boats then continue upriver to Cork City for a great party!

I am lucky enough to have enjoyed "going up the river" on over 40 occasions - it is a day I hate to miss! There is an opportunity for everyone to participate and enjoy a great day afloat. Read the blog and find out all about it!

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Cruising the Cork and Kerry Coasts.

We are blessed in Ireland with a magnificent coastline - there are very many beautiful places but for my money the best cruising ground is Cork and Kerry. Besides amazing scenery on our coastline there are lots of great ports and safe anchorages full of character. A voyage on this coastline makes for a memorable holiday. This blog explores the coastline from Youghal in East Cork to the north Kerry and the Sahnnon Estuary. I am lucky enough to have sailed these waters for nearly 50 years and I want to share some of my insights and tips............................ 

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Why did the Costa Concordia sink?

 The town of Cobh has been a port of call for ocean liners for over 150 years - now about 60 liners visit Cork Harbour each year- we all love the liners!  Everybody in the maritime community was shocked last Friday night with the news of the grounding of the massive Italian cruise liner the Costa Concordia. I spent the weekend trawling the web to try to find out what really happened - this blog is the tragic story of the last voyage of the Costa Concordia on  Friday the 13th of January 2012.

sinking of costa concordia

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