SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Mile Building

Enjoy sailing the beautiful South West Coast on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way - sail the Cork and Kerry Coastline! Sail aboard SailCork's modern cruising boats on the magical stretch of coast. Enjoy learning with your Yachtmaster Instructor and feel the benefit of SailCork’s experience in these sailing waters.


Cruise in Company

You have just acquired a new boat or want to be a little more adventurous with your own boat and crew, but need some confidence and experience before tackling longer passages on your own.  You can join Holy Grounder as part of a flotilla on any of the long SailCork cruises or Milebuilders (such as Isles of Scilly, Wild Atlantic Way or Cork & Kerry Cruise).  With Eddie English as fleet commodore, you will be guided in boat and cruise preparation as well as passage planning.  A SailCork expert will visit your boat to go through your safety equipment in advance giving you helpful guidance and advice.  You will attend a daily skippers briefing with the pilotage and navigation challenges for that day.  On passage, advice and encouragement is only a VHF call away and usually the yachts sail within sight of each other.  Of course there are to obligitory social runs ashore where tales of navigation and sailing adventure get longer as the evenings go on later.

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Wild Atlantic Way Cruise

Experience the Wild Atlantic Way from the perspective to the Atlantic Ocean itself, exporing the varied bays, inlets, harbours and islands of Ireland’s Atlantic Coast.

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Cork and Kerry Cruise

Dingle is the destination for this extended one week cruise.  The cruise starts with a 130 mile passage to Dingle, giving you an opportunity to be part of crewing a yacht offshore over a 24 hour cycle, getting experience of watch systems.  After spending time in Dingle, you spend five days cruising the Kerry and Cork coasts, practicing close quarters pilotage, experiencing fabulous Atlantic sailing and of course the obligitory social runs ashore.  The cruise is finishes in Cork Harbour.

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Isles of Scilly Cruise

The fabulous Isles of Scilly is the destination for this extended one week cruise.  The cruise starts with a 140 mile passage to New Grimsby Sound, giving you an opportunity to be part of crewing a yacht offshore over a 24 hour cycle, getting experience of watch systems.  Once in Scilly, you spend four days cruising the islands, practicing close quarters pilotage, experiencing fabulous Atlantic sailing and of course the obligitory social runs ashore.  The cruise is completed with a return overnight cruise to Cork harbour.

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Week Milebuilder

You’ve done a course (or courses) and now want to practice your skills before the next course or assessment.  The focus is on developing your recently acquired skills by running a yacht under the expert eye of a Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper, rather than tackle completely new skills.  This course is for Competent Crew preparing for Dayskipper course, Dayskippers preparing for Coastal Skipper course and/or exam, Coastal Skippers preparing for the Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course and/or exam.

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Five Day Milebuilder

You’ve done a course (or courses) and now want to practice your skills before the next course or assessment.  The focus is on developing your recently acquired skills by running a yacht under the expert eye of a Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper, rather than tackle completely new skills.  This course is for Competent Crew preparing for Dayskipper course, Dayskippers preparing for Coastal Skipper course and/or exam, Coastal Skippers preparing for the Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course and/or exam.

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Weekend Milebuilder

You’ve done a course (or courses) and now want to practice your skills before the next course or assessment.  The focus is on developing your recently acquired skills by running a yacht under the expert eye of a Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper, rather than tackle completely new skills.  This course is for Competent Crew preparing for Dayskipper course, Dayskippers preparing for Coastal Skipper course and/or exam, Coastal Skippers preparing for the Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course and/or exam.

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