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Address: East Ferry Marina, Cobh, Ireland
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+353 21 481 1237

SailCork provides lessons and holidays in dinghy sailing, powerboating,...

SailCork provides lessons and holidays in dinghy sailing, powerboating, kayaking, cruiser sailing and outdoor adventure at the picturesque East Ferry in the magnificent Cork Harbour.

Eddie English and his team of friendly, professional instructors have been welcoming visitors to the water since 1974. Enjoy learning in safety afloat. Sail in the historic waters where sailing has been a sport for over 350 years. Learn a new skill and enjoy traditional Cobh hospitality. Sail and stay aboard our cruisers and cruise the amazing South Cork Coast -see Ireland from the sea. Sail the Wild Atlantic Way!

During the winter months SailCork operates Junior Sailing every w-end, adult Yachting and Powerboating on most w-ends and runs evening classes in Navigation (Beginners, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster) Electronic Navigation (including iPad navigation).

Evening classes are also available in VHF Radio, Passage Planning an Pilotage.

SailCork also runs "Sunshine Cruising" in the Caribbean and Croatia. Learn as you enjoy sailing in the sun. Sail aboard a comfortable, roomy and seaworthy 50 foot cruising yacht. SailCork Yachtmaster instructor Eddie English is the skipper and Jo English is the hostess who will look after your every need!

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Fantastic experience with amazing crew

Got to try cruiser sailing and power boating as well as learn a bit about our heritage and history. All the crew were so friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. They were... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
Oonagh M
Tubbercurry, Ireland
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Tubbercurry, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Got to try cruiser sailing and power boating as well as learn a bit about our heritage and history. All the crew were so friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. They were extremely safety conscious but with a great attitude. It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend sailcork! I only wish I lived nearer as I would definitely be... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

Well, I'm not long back from probably one of my best sailing experiences in the Caribbean with SailCork. This husband and wife team have done it again! We had a most wonderful 9 days of sailing and exploring from our starting base in St. Vincent thru to Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island and of course the amazing Tobago... More 

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sailcork, Owner at SailCork, responded to this review

Well Abrihouse! Thanks for your review of the SailCork cruise in ST Vincent and the Grenadines. We love sailing there! At this stage we know every anchorage , beach, bar and restaurant and know how to have a great time there!! It must be one of the best cruising grounds in the world and we are so looking forward to... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This weekend has been amazing, both as a learning experience and as a social experience! From the organisation and communication I had with Jo when booking the course to the atmosphere and steep learning curve that Eddie provided throughout the weekend. I would recommend this to anyone, and any other course that is provided by Sail Cork. I in fact... More 

Thank Shane O
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

A truly personalised service from Eddie & Jo English of SailCork. Not only did we have wonderful sailing, but also learnt so much about the history, culture, geography and of course the best places to eat out in Croatia. Highly recommended!

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Killaloe, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

5 Clare Dingy Sailors from Cullaun Sailing Club returned for 2 days sailing with Eddie aboard the Holy Grounder to complete the Day Skipper Course. Eddie was there at 7pm on Friday to greet us allowing us time to plan our pilotage for the weekend. That evening we motored up to Belvelly Channel to experience a peaceful dusk. Winds for... More 

Thank Cillian_13
Tulla, Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Last weekend on the June Bank holiday 5 sailors from Cullaun Sailing club descended into east Ferry for a weekend sailing course. We sailed around Cork harbour on Friday night and did a few manouveres. Cork Harbour is a hive of activity and there is a lot to be learnt with the lights and the lighting sequence around the harbour.... More 

Thank JimOSullivan
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

As other crew have reported, this was a fabulous voyage. Extremely well organised by Eddie and Jo (not sure who was the real skipper!), wonderful weather (mostly), great crew, wonderful sights and experiences, great sailing and even better lobster dinners in the different islands (Bequia, Union, Mayreau, Tobago Cays). An excellent antidote to the bleak Irish winter. Already planing for... More 

2 Thank Dermot B
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I have been sailing with Sail Cork in the Caribbean for the last 5 trips they are always superb.The whole experience is always meticulously planned and the skills of both Eddie and Jo as a team are awesome.Regardless of the sailing experience of the crews everyone is always comfortable and always enjoys each and every day. This was my first... More 

2 Thank Liam O
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Grenadines Feb 2013 My husband and I joined SailCork for a cruising week in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Skipper Eddie and his lovely wife Jo took care of all the travel arrangements and there was no pressure on us to do any preparatory work that is required regarding pilotage planning etc. prior to sailing in turquoise waters. All... More 

2 Thank smhYork
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Feb 2013; sailed for one week around St Vincent and the Grenadines. Had a wonderful time for an inexperienced sailor; learnt lots from Skipper Eddie. We had great sailing mixed with great craic. Stopped on some beautiful islands like Mayreau and a stunning lobster party on the beach at Tobago Cays. Not too many tourists so we could take over... More 

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