Sailing Ireland, Irelands leading sailing school for adult sailors.
Whether you are an sailing novice looking to start to sail in a stress-free environment or a more
experienced sailor wishing to gain a sailing qualification, then you are on the right tack.
In Sailing Ireland, we take pride in passing on our love of sailing in a relaxed enjoyable manner.
Sailing Ireland is Ireland's leading sailing school and we take a longterm interest in all our students.
We want to ensure that you get the right advice and enjoy sailing with us to get the best from a sailing course or cruise.
We offer advice on the best route to further develop you new skills and we can recommend you to clubs in your area.
Sailing Ireland also offer a one stop shop for training in navigation theory, VHF radio and electronic navigation equipment.
The large number of students who return to Sailing Ireland for follow on courses and cruises are a testiment that our
philosphy is correct. See our testimonal section for feedback from past students and cruise trippers.
You can improve your boating skills with a customised crew or family training day on your own boat or
if preferred on our sailing school boat. (Berthing, sail trim, safety manouvres, man overboard recovery, Med. Mooring etc..)
Boat delivery and assisted deliveries available. Mile-building cruises and Yachtmaster experience courses available.
Sailing Ireland sail the latest yachts which are passed by the MSO to passenger boat standard (MSO licence #1014)
Latest update - Tuesday 14th May 2013
Next available courses
Day Skipper & Competent Crew Course
Dates: 1st-5th June (includes Bank Holiday)
Location: Kilmore Quay & South East
Number of Candidates: 5 (Places available: 3)
Join as an individual of as a group
Live on board
Booking deposit required: 2 places available
Contact Dermot on 086 1713800
GMDSS SRC Modules 1 &2
As required by law to operate a marine radio for all boat users and dingy Instructors
Limited places :
Course over 2 days: 0930-1630hrs. ( exam on 2nd. day)
Venue: Wexford Harbour Boat Club
Call for details (0861713800)
Dates : 27th & 28th April: Complete 100% pass rate.
Please enquire about our next planned course.
ICC Preparation and Examination
International Certificate of Competence
As required for bareboat charter abroad
Next course planned: 6th & 7th June
Venue: Kilmore QuayLimited to 5 candidates
Private and tailored course available for groups/families
Please enquire for availability
Isles of Scillies
7 day trip to IOS off Lands end
Holiday cruise with instruction
Suitable for all levels of experience
Dates: 9th.-15th. June
Limited to 5 crew
2 nights at sea, 450nM, skippering experience, counts on logbook
Y/M & Coastal Syllabus will be followed, Competent Crew & Day Skipper Certification.
Limited to 5 places : 2 places still available
Video of IOS:
Coastal Skipper/Day Skipper/Competent Crew Course
Dates: June 17-21st
Starts Kilmore Quay to Kinsale, Finishes KQ
Limited to 5 candidates
Includes night sailing, passage planning, navigation exercises and pilotage.
Day Skipper/Competent Crew Course
Dates: 24-28th June
Venue: Kilmore Quay and South East
Limited to 5 candidates
Booking now for:
- Vhf Radio course: SRC Modules 1 & 2. GMDSS & DSC. As required for Irish Operators Licence.
- ICC course and assessment. by arrangement
- Coastal Skipper Prep. (Exam arranged)
- Day Skipper Practical
- Competent Crew Practical
- See Upcoming Course page for more information.
The sailing courses will run through-out the summer.
Please contact us for a chat about your options and we can add you to our crew list for regular updates.
Range of Activities
- Taste of Sailing: Fun day's sailing around the Saltee Islands suitable for all the family
- Competent Crew: Learn the basics and become an active crewmember
- Day Skipper course: Develop the necessary skills to safely skipper your own boat
- Coastal Skipper: Learn to skipper a boat over longer cruises and to distant destinations
- Yachtmaster: Advanced sailing course
- VHF Courses: SRC Licence for small craft, includes GMDSS and DSC
- ICC: International Certificate of Competence for chartering abroad
- Cruises: Gain sea miles and skipper experience while having a great holiday afloat
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Learn to Sail with Sailing Ireland. Beginner's can start with a Try a Sail Day or a two day Introduction to Sailing.
You will get to helm the boat under full sail and realise the thrill of sailing.
From there you can proceed to a Competent Crew or Day Skipper Course over 5 days or split into two weekends.
The Day Skipper course will arm you with all the skills and qualifications required to charter a yacht abroad.
Sailing Ireland is an ISA accreditated sailing and yacht charter company based in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.
We offer a great range of courses suitable for the total beginner through to the seasoned
sailor and we can take you through the A - Z of sailing in a fun, practical way
that will leave you looking forward to more time on the water.
Many of our courses take place around the Saltee Islands off the Wexford coast between
Carnsore Point and the Hook Peninsula. Our cruising grounds also take in the south and
east coasts of Ireland as well as England, Wales and the Isles of Scilly.
Sailing ireland offer the full ISA Cruising Scheme, Shore based Navigation, VHF Radio and ICC Certification Courses
as well as beginner's and improvers classes.
Sailing Ireland also offers Try a Sail Days and relaxing day, weekend or week-long charters for up to eight family or friends.
We can also offer some great corporate entertainment and team building opportunities.
Why not enter Cork Week or the Dun Laoghaire Regatta under your company name or
have a match racing event to encourage teamwork within your company?
We have a course to suit everyone and are always available to talk through what courses or options might suit you best.
We can tailor a course to suit individual needs on a one to one or group basis
(eg. berthing, Safety drills, sail trim, electronic navigation, radar etc.).
Just give us a call on +353 (0) 86 171 3800 for free advice and a chat about your best options to reach your dream.
You can also email
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