Posted by David Harte
on February 27, 2017

Mid-Term 420 training camp

A great few days was had by the Irish 420 sailors, 11 boats attended with a great bunch of sailors from all corners of the country.

Challenging conditions with 18 to 20 knots daily but with the shelter of Schull harbour, flat seas made sailing really enjoyable and introduced new challenges to the fleet.

The tasks for the week were “Observation and Communication” along with general sailing skills, well done to all and we look forward to same time next year.

Posted by Lorna
on January 19, 2017



Our summer sailing courses will begin on 26 June this year, running through until the week beginning 21 August.

More information and booking form is available here:


We also continue to offer family/group day and half-day sails with an instructor on the Centre’s 1720 yacht.


We look forward to welcoming new and returning students and are happy to discuss any aspects of our courses/activities in more detail either by telephone (028 28515) or by email





Posted by Lorna
on May 27, 2016


Only a few weeks now until our Summer Sailing courses begin and we are looking forward to welcoming new and returning sailors.   We currently have places on all courses.

Although the majority of our sailors are children and teenagers we usually have a few adults of different levels on all weeks.


Our sailors learning to rig their boats before a day on the water

Our sailors learning to rig their boats before a day on the water
Launching their boats

Launching their boats

Setting sail from the island after a picnic lunch - one of the highlights of our five day sailing course

Setting sail from the island after a picnic lunch – one of the highlights of our five day sailing course

And if we may be so bold as to sing our own praises… a few quotes from  our sailors and their families from last year:

“I loved going to Da Island!” “Pirates and Boating and sailing races – it was so fun”   “Meeting new people  was definitely the best”

“All staff were excellent and most helpful and welcoming”

“Key is flexibility aspects””

“All the people we met were easy to approach, good info and happy for them to look after our kids”

“Best sailing school I have seen”

For more info and booking please download form below






Posted by Lorna
on February 09, 2016


Surrounded and sheltered by over twenty islands and with a mild climate supported by the Gulf Stream, Schull is renowned for being one of the best sailing areas in Ireland.

Our Dinghy Sailing Courses  run weekly right through the summer and suit all ages and abilities from complete beginner to those looking to build up their skills on the water.   We usually say minimum age of eight years, however we have had some very capable and enthusiastic “almost eights” in the past….

The courses are based on the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) 5 Level Scheme and are taught by experienced and qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment.   They run for five full days, Monday to Friday, however  we  can  be pretty flexible if your time in Schull is limited and it’s difficult to commit to a full course ( although we would usually recommend a minimum of two days).

For more information and booking form please see here DINGHY SAILING COURSE INFO AND FORM 2016

Ready to set Sail

Posted by Lorna
on September 07, 2015


Our sailing courses finished at the end of last month after a busy and  fabulous summer..

A huge thank you to all our sailors who we hope will be enjoying some newly acquired skills on the water.  Details of next year’s courses will be posted mid January 2015

Also, big, BIG thanks to a fantastic team of Instructors..we’ll miss you here guys and wish you a great year of learning!


Thanks again and …. keep sailing!

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