SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

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Sailing for SAR Crews

Many experienced SAR crew without a sailing background, find working with a yacht or sailing dinghy a challenge.  This course demystifies sailing and covers basic sailing skills, key risks for SAR crew and casualty, basic engine troubleshooting, and boat handling under sail, under power and under tow.

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Taste of Yachting - Half Day Sail €65

This course is for complete beginners who wish to try yacht sailing.  The session is geared towards fun and is a gentle introduction to sailing and the wonderful Cork Harbour.

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Taste of Yachting - Day Sail €€115

This is for complete beginners or experienced sailors who wish to go yachting.  The session is geared towards fun and is a gentle introduction to sailing and the wonderful Cork Harbour.

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Taste of Yachting - Youth

This course is for young people aged 13-17 who wish to try yacht sailing.  The session is geared towards fun and is a gentle introduction to sailing and the wonderful Cork Harbour.

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Competent Crew - Youth

This course is for young people aged 13-17 with or without sailing experience.

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Helming Skills - Youth

This course is for young people aged 12-18 with some sailing experience and skills to the level of Competent Crew.

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Competent Crew €350-€699

This course is for beginners and those with a little sailing experience. €699- 5 days or €350-2 ngt wk’end; €466-3 ngt wk’end. Fee incls tuition, shared cabin, delicious meals and gear.

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Helming Skills

This course is for adults with some sailing experience and skills to the level of Competent Crew.

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Yacht Safety

Before heading to sea a boat must be properly equipped. Equipment for everyday living, navigation, cooking, repair and of course emergency. The crew must know how to stow and use the equipment properly. The list of provisions must be carefully planned depending on the voyage and the availability of supplies en route. In the case of an emengency we must be able to communicate to the rescue services that we need help and we must know what to do when help arrives.

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Man Overboard Recovery & Boating Safety for Women

Women and men approach a physical activity such as sailing in totally different ways.  This course is for women.  It is about empowering you to create a safe sailing enviroment for you, the men in your life and your children.  SailCork’s instructors and water safety experts will teach you how to recover a person from the water into a yacht using technique rather than strength.

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Introduction to Race Crewing

The skill of crew on a racing crew is as much an art as a science.  Under the expert tuition of Yachtmaster Instructor Eddie English, with decades of racing experience all over the world, you will gain an insight into the basics of racing, making you a sought after crew on the best boats.

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Racing Bowman

Bowman on a racing boat is a specialist position.  Using Holy Grounder, a First 36.7 racing yacht you will be trained in all the duties of bowman.

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Race Sail Trimming

A good sail trimmer (genoa, spinnaker or main) is a sought after crew in a yacht club.  With training from SailCork you can learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ and trim sails for speed.

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Race Helming

Precise helming is a key to winning races.  With SailCork you can learn to steer to the wind, read the waves and steer to the compass.  You will also learn effective mark rounding and how to steer around other boats with minimal loss of speed and improve you race position.

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Race Navigation and Tactics

You have some race experience and some cruiser navigation experience.  This course brings the two together introducing you to race navigation and winning tactics.

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Racing Practice

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development. In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school environment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Sovereigns Week

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Cork Week

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Calves Week

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Blackrock Race

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challenging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Naval Race

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Baltimore Regatta

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Racing - Cobh Regatta

Learning racing on a private yacht in club racing can be challanging as the focus of the skipper is usually on that day’s race and not on crew skill development.  In SailCork’s professional learning environment, you can develop your racing skills in a school enviroment on board a racing yacht.

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Skippered Yacht Charter

A comfortable sailing yacht, skippered by an experienced instructor is at your disposal.  Our instructors have in depth knowledge of Cork Harbour, its navigation, interesting spots and history and use this to give you a day out you won’t forget.  Alternatively you can charter Holy Grounder with an experience racing skipper for racing at events such as Cork Week.

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Corporate/Group Yacht Charter

A comfortable sailing yacht, skippered by an experienced instructor is at your disposal.  Our instructors have in depth knowledge of Cork Harbour, its navigation, interesting spots and history and use this to give you a day out you won’t forget.

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