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Yacht Cruising Courses

Come and explore Cork Harbour and the amazing SouthWest coast on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way! Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and have great fun learning to sail or improving your sailing skills. Soak up the atmosphere aboard under the expert leadership of Yachtmaster Instructor Eddie English.


Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Exam

Duration of assessment One candidate: 8 - 12 hours. More than one candidate: 5 - 9 hours per candidate. Boat required The boat used for assessments would normally be a sailing yacht with auxiliary engine that is at least 7 metres in overall length and which is suitable for cruising. The yacht must be equipped to category B as defined on ISA Yacht Safety Equipment list.

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Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation Course

The ISA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate certifies a recreational sailors ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal and offshore passages during daylight and at night. The certificate is endorsed for recreational use by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.This course prepares you for the assessment.  SailCork offers a “one stop shop” with a 4 day Coastal Skipper Preparation Course on Holy Grounder followed by the assessment by a different examiner from your instructor, usually with a break of few hours in between.

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Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Exam

The Coastal Skipper Certificate certifies a recreational sailor’s ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal passages during daylight and at night. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.

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Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation Course

The Coastal Skipper Certificate certifies a recreational sailor’s ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal passages during daylight and at night. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.  This course prepares you for the assessment.  SailCork offers a “one stop shop” with a 4 day Coastal Skipper Preparation Course on Holy Grounder followed by the assessment by a different examiner from your instructor, usually with a break of few hours in between.

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ICC Sail

This is the skipper’s licence as required for yacht charter and motor boat charter by yacht charter providers

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Day Skipper €€699- 5 days or €350-2 ngt wk'end; €466-3 ngt wk'end. Fee incls tuition, shared cabin, delicious meals and gear

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

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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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Competent Crew €€699- 5 days or €350-2 ngt wk'end; €466-3 ngt wk'end. Fee incls tuition, shared cabin, delicious meals and gear.

This course is for beginners and those with a little sailing experience.

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