This course 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. View the stunning vistas from the sea like the town of Cobh with the Cathedral as a backdrop, Spike Island, Roches Point, Haulbowline home to our Navy and more! Anchor in a sheltered cove and enjoy Jo English's special homemade soup followed by delicious homebaked cake! A fantastic day for both tourists and those who want to give yachting a go. A great gift !
|Boat||"Holy Grounder" is a Beneteau First 36.7. She is 36' long and has accommodation for 8 crew. She is spacious, modern and fast yet comfortable and forgiving!|
|Length of Course||Seven hours.|
|Objective||Gain an appreciation of what yacht sailing entails.|
|Equipment Included||The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member. Waterproofs are available on request.|
|What to bring||Warm layers, rain proof jacket and pants, sea boots or runners. No black soled mountain boots or stilettos!|
|Meals||Delicious home cooked lunch served on board - Anchor in a sheltered cove and enjoy Jo English's special homemade soup followed by delicious homebaked cake! Jo's cooking is legendary at SailCork!|
Basic knowledge of sea terms. Introduction to steering. Introduction to sail handling. Introduction to ropework. Demonstration of navigation and pilotage.
|Course Brands||Wild Atlantic Way|
|Tags||Yacht Sailing. Yachtmaster. Cork Harbour. Navigation. Holy Grounder. Gift.|
this note of thanks is a little tardy so apologies.
As a business just want to say you guys look after your customers and everything was well thought out and very well planned.
Food always excellent, can't wait for the Sailcork Cookbook, I am sure its an art planning food in a challenging environment.
The training was exceptional, from theory classes to the practical side, for me it's amazing you can take someone with no knowledge and no confidence, put them through a program and give them them the required knowledge, skills and confidence to sail.
..... and in doing so find that difficult balance between a social activity that also requires vigilance safety and security.
I have done many courses (work and pleasure) I can honestly say I learned the most and at so many levels from Sailcork, we are the better for your long and valuable service in Cork.
William Oppermann (look after Lou...she is building muscle for the winches...)