Taste of Yachting - Day Sail

  • Course ID: Y120
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Competent Crew

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 greatgift!!


 Holy Grounder - SailCork flagship Holy Grounder Crew - ready for daysail! 

Accreditation -
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.
Location Cork Harbour
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.

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We are in the process of buying a yacht so we, as a family, decided to do the right thing and take lessons on how to sail it correctly. We are all novices in the sailing department so five of us went out today with Peter Scallan and we had a great day. He asked us up front what we wanted from the day and at this stage I feel we have been given a good base to build from when we decide to take further tuition. Peter is a great instructor and seems to have an intuitive feel for what each person is capable of and adapts accordingly. On top of that he's just a really nice guy and we got on very well with him. The family were discussing the day over a few pints (as you do), and I think we all agreed we left the berth in the morning as a family, but we returned the boat in the evening as a crew and that was all down to the tuition from Peter. In addition to all the sailing, we anchored up and had a delicious lunch cooked from scratch by Jo and as the main cook and bottle washer in my own house I have to say bravo chef. I highly recommend the professional but relaxed setup at Sailcork.


Brian F

Oct 2019
If you wanna learn to sail or improve your techniques this has got to be the best way to do it. I signed up for the competent crew course and it was a blast. Can't recommend sailcork high enough. An easy 5 stars  J Kennedy

J Kennedy

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