SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Passage Planning & Pilotage


Caribbean Charter Preparation

The Caribbean is the ultimate sailing destination. With warm trade winds, crystal clear water, sandy beaches, amazing hospitality and stunning scenery it is every sailors goal to sail these waters.  Eddie English and the SailCork team have been cruising the Caribbean on an annual basis and this course offers you all the inside information. Eddie has sailed in the Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands. Find out about flying to the Caribbean, which islands to sail, what company to charter from as well as full passage planning and pilotage information. Enjoy planning a cruise in the BVI’s and the stunning Grenadines.

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Hidden Cork Harbour Pilotage

Every Cork sailor has been to Crosshaven, Cobh, Monkstown and East Ferry - and in recent years the trip to Cork City has become obligatory!

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Galicia & NW Spain Pilotage

These fantastic cruising grounds have been popular with sailors from Ireland for many years. Eddie English first cruised these waters in the late 1970’s and has a particular affection for Galicia. Learn how to plan to make best use of weather forecasts for the 500 mile crossing. Learn which port is best for your landfall. Learn about La Coruna and Muros and the famous “Cabos” between them. Plan for cruising in the “Rias” -

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Croatia Pilotage

SailCork have been cruising Adriatic waters for the last 10 years and have a special bond with Croatia. Prepare for your charter or sailing holiday in Croatia with Eddie English. Get the inside story and find the best anchorages, marinas and overnight destinations. Find out about each port - it’s restaurants, bars and historic buildings. Learn about Croatia weather patterns and sea conditions. See the fantastic coastline from Dubrovnik to Zadar - it will make your trip to Croatia enjoyable and hassle free.

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Brittany & NW France Pilotage

The Isles of Scilly are more than half way to Brittany and many use them as a staging point for a Breton cruise.  Plan for the challenge of crossing the Channel at Ouisant and the intricate navigation on the west coast of Brittany - the infamous Raz de Sein and the Chenal Du Four. Learn about the typical Breton towns of Cameret- Sur- Mer, Benodet, Concarneau, Lorient and La Trinite-Sur- Mer. Plan to visit the

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Scilly & South Coast of England Pilotage

It is true that Eddie has a love affair with the Isles of Scilly - he has been going there since the year he started SailCork back in 1974. This is the closest part of England to Ireland - just 130 miles from Cork Harbour. It is a world apart - golden beaches and rugged unspoilt scenery - yet very challenging in terms of pilotage. The Isles of Scilly can act as a gateway to Cornwall and Devon if you are on an extended cruise - great information and tips on Falmouth, Fowey, Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth etc.

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Cork Coast - Youghal to the Mizen

Special Passage Planning and Pilotage evening giving every detail of the Cork Coast from Youghal to Mizen Head. Great colour pictures, detailed aerial photographs and charts make for a very interesting presentation.

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