SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Yachting


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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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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Sunshine Cruising Canaries

Enjoy learning in the sun! Escape the winter and step aboard for fun, sun and learning. Join Eddie English for the learning experience of a lifetime aboard our fully appointed 50’ yachts. See the Canaries in a different light! Explore the western islands or La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma - not the overcrowded resorts but exciting Atlantic islands! Follow in Colombus’s footsteps and enjoy ocean sailing and sunshine and warm water!

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Sunshine Cruising Greece

Super sunshine scenic sailing surrounded by history!

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Sunshine Cruising Caribbean

Sail aboard our top class 56’ luxury Dufour Yacht and visit up to 3 different destinations each day following in the wake of the Pirates of the Caribbean!

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Sunshine Cruising Croatia €€1195 excluding flights. Fee covers tution, Skipper and Host/Cook onboard and shared cabin.

Super sunshine scenic sailing surrounded by history!

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ICC Sail

This is the skipper’s licence as required for yacht charter and motor boat charter by charter providers abroad.
Speak to Jo English on 021 4811237 for information on how to do the ICC test.

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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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Day Skipper - Youth €€699 incl tuition, berth onboard and most meals.

A course for aspiring young skippers with some yachting experience and day skipper navigation and sailing skills.

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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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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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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - Youth

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

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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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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 - 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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