Sailing Ireland have just posted the Sailing Schedule
for the 2018 season.
We have many exciting courses and cruises planned.
We look forward to meeting and sailing with you on board Yola.
Check out the Schedules page and please contact us for advice
or a chat about your options.

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Let's make 2018 be the year that you follow your dreams 
of learning to sail
 or to getting  higher qualification.

                            Sailing Ireland specialise in teaching adults of all ages and abilities to sail.
                                  We have some great courses and cruises planned for this season 
                                and we plan to commence in March and continue on well into October
                                         Practical on the water courses, ICC's, VHF, Navigation 
                                                               and Sailing Cruises available

                                           Great Sailing planned for 2018
                          Give us a call today for a friendly chat to discuss your plans and 
                                        we will gladly discuss the best option to suit you.
                             We specialise in teaching adults to learn a fantastic exhilirating skill
                                                        in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.


                                        Latest updateSaturday 10th April 2018 


                                     Sailing Scheduled: Cruises & Courses                     


 Day Skipper & Competent Crew Courses: 5 day live aboard:   Click here for Schedule

ISA Certification on completion
5 day live aboard courses
Dates:  Multiple Options available
Next Course: 8+12th May (2 places open)
ailing from Kilmore Quay to harbours in South East Region
Limited to 5 Candidates only: Please enquire NOW
Booking now for great instruction/holiday afloat.

Other Planned Courses:

Intoduction to Sailing: 2 day live aboard weekend course: 
Great way to spend a weekend: Learn the basics while living aboard
Dates: See Schedule
Please enquire.


ICC: 2 day Prep & Test

Venue: Kilmore Quay Marina
Dates: See Schedule
Limited numbers: Max 5
Cost: €285 includes accomodation & exam


VHF Radio Course:                                          
Next available Course:     Please enquire for next proposed date
Venue: Wexford Boat Club
2 day course with DoT exam
Dates: 21st-22nd  (Full)
Next course : 28th-29th April (2 places open)
Limited numbers: Max 10
Please enquire to lodge your interest


Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Prep :
5 day live aboard course in the South East Region
Dates: Option : TBA 
For further dates/ information please see our Sailing Schedule Page
Contact Dermot: 0861713800


VHF Courses

GMDSS SRC Modules 1 &2 : As per Dept.of Marine requirements
As required by law to operate a VHF Marine Radio for all boat users and dingy Instructors
Entitles holder to apply for Ship's Radio Licence as required by ComReg
No previous experience required
Limited places
: smaller class sizes to ensure success
Course run over 2 days (1000-1700) Saturday & Sunday: (exam on Sunday afternoon)
Next Course: 21st-22nd April 2018 (Full)
Next available date: 28-29th April
Venue:  Wexford Harbour Boat Club.  
Call for details (086 1713800)
Please contact Dermot now to lodge your interest and be kept informed about planned dates.

ICC Preparation and Examination

International Certificate of Competence
As required for bareboat charter abroad
Next course:   Options See Schedule
Day Test only: By Arrangement
enue: Kilmore Quay
Cost: €285 (incudes accomodation on board)
Limited to 5 candidates: Full (Please lodge your interest for the next course early)
Call for further information 

[Private and tailored course available for groups/families]


Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Preparation Course

Designed to get you through the ISA or RYA Practical Exam
5 day live aboard course with practical and theory instruction
Night sailing, Passage Planning, Pilotage, MOBs, Confined quarter handling and more.
All mileage and night hours count on your logbook.
Staring/finishing in Kilmore Quay
Exam arranged as immediate follow on or at a later stage.
Course dates:  by arrangement

Cost : €750
Limited numbers, examiner arranged, early booking recommended.


Milebuilding /Holiday Cruising 

Exciting destinations such as the Isles of Scilly's, Wales, Isle of Mann, West Cork
For Mileage building & skippering experience you can join in on a cruise
which will tick all the boxes for your Logbook.
Then again you can just chill and enjoy a wonderful sailing experience and take in the sights.

See:  Upcoming Courses Page for more information

  • The sailing courses will run through-out the summer. (March-Oct)
  • The boat is also available for charter as a bareboat or skippered.
  • Family and group cruises arranged
    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 sailing around the Saltee Islands: Suitable for all ages/levels 

Competent Crew:                
 Learn the basics and become an active crewmember

Day Skipper:              
          Develop the necessary skills to safely skipper your own boat

Coastal Skipper
:                   Learn to skipper a boat over longer cruises and to distant destinations

:                        Advanced sailing course

VHF Courses:                        
SRC Licence for small craft, includes GMDSS and DSC

International Certificate of Competence for chartering abroad

:                                  Gain sea miles and skipper experience while having a great holiday afloat

Learning to Sail

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Adult Sailing

Holiday Charter







Shore-based courses


Learn to sail with sailing ireland





Learn to Sail in Ireland with Sailing Ireland, Irelands leading sailing school for adult sailors. 
Sailing Ireland are based in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. 
Try a Sail Taster day with Sailing Ireland, Ireland's top sailing school and yacht charter company.
Experience the thrill of helming a modern yacht in the beautiful sailing waters 
around the Saltee Islands and Irelands South East coast.
Whether you are a novice to sailing looking to start in yachting and eager to learn 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 sailing school take a longterm interest in all our students by offering free advice.
We want to ensure that you achieve your goals and enjoy your time while sailing with us to get 
optimum benifits from a sailing course or cruise.
Sailing Ireland offers advice on the best route to further develop your new skills
and we can recommend you to clubs in your area whether it's racing or 
short/long distance cruising which interests you.
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. 
Many of our students have achieved their Yachtmaster Qualifications and are
now working in the sailing industry or cruising afar on their own boats.
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. (Learn as you go and gain confidence)
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)

Challange yourself for something new...

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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