Welcome to Sailing Ireland

                 Sailing Ireland have a great sailing programme planned for 2014

                     Let 2014 be the year to follow your dream of learning to sail
                                   or to getting a higher qualification

                               Practical on the water courses, VHF, Navigation
                                          and Sailing cruises available

               Give us a call today to discuss your plans and 
                we will gladly advise you on the best options


Learn to Sail in Ireland with Sailing Ireland, Irelands leading sailing school for adult sailors.
Sailing Ireland is 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)

Latest update
-  Thursday 10th April 2014

Next available courses

VHF Radio Course: May TBA
ICC: Prep & Test : May 8 & 9th:
Day Skipper/Competent Crew: April 12-16th
Easter Weekend 5 days over 2 weekends
April: 5 Day Course weekdays

May: 17th -23rd : 7 day sailing cruise to Cornwall and Isles of Scillies


VHF Course

GMDSS SRC Modules 1 &2
As required by law to operate a marine radio for all boat users and dingy Instructors
Entitles holder to apply for Ship's Radio Licence as required by ComReg
Limited places
: places still available
Course run over 2 days (1000-1700) Saturday & Sunday: ( exam on Sunday afternoon)
Dates: Next Course planned for Mar 29th -30th
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: 1. Day Test only:
                     2. Day: Prep & Test: 8th & 9th May

Venue: Kilmore Quay
Limited to 5 candidates:
1 and 2 day options available
Call for further information

Private and tailored course available for groups/families


Day Skipper & Competent Crew Course

ISA Certification on completion
5 day live aboard course
Dates: Easter Weekend (19-21st + 28-27th April) course split over 2 weekends
Sailing from Kilmore Quay & South East

Limited to 5 only: Places available
Booking now for  great instruction/holiday afloat.

Contact Dermot 0861713800

Next courses with places open:  Easter Course: Split over 2 weekends: /19-21st & 26-27th April
                                                  5 Day : 12th-16th April. : Full

                                                 Future dates TBA


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 : €695
Limited numbers, examiner arranged, early booking recommended.


Booking now for:

  • Vhf Radio course: SRC Modules 1 & 2. GMDSS & DSC.
              As required for Irish Operators Licence.:
  • ICC course and assessment.
  • Coastal Skipper Prep. (Exam arranged)
  • Day Skipper Practical:
  •           (complete over 5 days or split over 2 weekends)
  • Competent Crew Practical
    (complete over 5 days or split over 2 weekends)
  • See Upcoming Course page for more information.

    The sailing courses will run through-out the summer. (March-Oct)
    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

Learning to Sail

Sailing Ireland sailing course

Adult Sailing


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Shore-based courses


Learn to sail with sailing ireland





Prepare 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.
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