Want to learn to drive a powerboat? - we have a course for you! "A powerboat is any open craft driven by power" This includes anything from a small outboard tender through open displacement craft to high powered, high speed planing craft. Every day the number of people driving powerboats increases. Uses range from professional through various leisure uses to using powerboats for teaching purposes. Powerboating as an activity has become much more popular and at SailCork we pioneered structured courses to teach complete beginners, powerboat owners, instructors, club safety boat drivers, rescue services and commercial users- whatever you do in powerboating we have a course for you!!
A powerful high speed powerboat, skippered by an experienced powerboat 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.Read more
Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the powerboat enthusiast who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness.Read more
This course is aimed at building skills from scratch and is the first step to becoming an experienced and competent Search and Rescue Crew member. In addition to basic boat handling skills, the course covers role and responsibility of a SAR crew.Read more
SailCork have been teaching juniors afloat since the mid 1970’s and pioneered the Powerboat Scheme in Ireland. It was no surprise to the maritime community when Eddie English and his crew were the first powerboat school in Ireland to develop a special scheme especially for juniors. The Junior Powerboat Course provides a practical introduction to boat handling skills in open power driven craft. We offer two different levels for juniors - beginner and improver. These courses are specially designed for juniors by our team of experienced powerboat instructors. Pupils learn how to be a useful crew in a powerboat and move on to develop skills necessary to drive a powerboat - learning that safety is no.1 !Read more