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About Carbery Sailing
We offer RYA-approved sailing courses and chartered sailing trips on Ireland's beautiful Atlantic coast. Based in Ahakista on Sheep's Head peninsula all training takes place on our Hallberg Rassy 46 yacht. Our professional and friendly instructors cater for novice sailors and those looking to advance their sailing skills. Mini-cruises, milebuilding and chartered day trips are also available.
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Gerry K wrote a review Dec 2016
Cork, Ireland16 contributions5 helpful votes
A trip on Merlin is a treat while on holiday on the Sheepshead West Cork. Take a day trip, weekend or a longer voyage. See the magic scenery in Dunmanus Bay from the sea
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Date of experience: December 2016
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226chmr wrote a review Dec 2016
Malmö, Sweden7 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a one week Western Canary Island cruise and are thoroughly satisfied with our choice from start to finish. The yacht is a beautiful, spacious Hallberg-Rassy 46; designed for blue water sailing and perfect for this location. We’ve sailed on the typical charter boats found in the Mediterranean and Scandinavian waters but such cannot be compared to sailing on a yacht specifically made for the purpose of sailing on the open ocean. Our route wasTenerife-La Gomera-La Palma-La Gomera-El Hierro-Tenerife and we built over 250 nautical miles which included a night sail and an RYA qualifying passage of over 60 nautical miles. We had one day on land in La Gomera and ate every evening in restaurants near to the harbours where we stayed. What really made the whole experience truly special, however, was Chris and Aideen’s support and dedication throughout. Chris is an experienced skipper/RYA instructor and we felt totally at ease in his capable hands and Aideen bent over backwards to make us comfortable on board. We were also able to participate as much or as little as we wished. We unreservedly recommend Carberry Sailing, especially for those who are relatively new to sailing and wish to experience the open ocean. Thanks Chris and Aideen for a fantastic adventure!
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Nathalie M wrote a review Aug 2016
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My brother and I spent a lovely week sailing around Bantry bay with Chris for a day skipper course. Chris is a very good instructor. We learned an awful lot & had a great time (even during the wild Irish weather). It all sure was grand ! I definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Response from cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing
Responded Sep 20, 2016
Many thanks Nathalie for taking the time to review your experience with Carbery Sailing. It was a delight having you onboard Merlin and hope you have extended your sailing experience since. Best regards Chris
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Pete B wrote a review Aug 2016
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Two of us decided to spend a day sailing nearby the town of Durrus. I cannot recommend Carbery Sailing enough! While we were only able to go for a half day, the experience will surely stay with us. Chris and Aideen were very friendly and great company, making the experience feel very personal. We asked to help out as much we could on the boat and each spent time steering the boat, as well as other jobs during the 3 hours on board. We were lucky to see Dolphins, who swam alongside the boat for a minute or two. Overall a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in West Cork. If we are ever back in town we will sign up for another sail!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Response from cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing
Responded Aug 13, 2016
Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience of a half day sail on Dunmanus Bay. It was a real pleasure to meet up with you both and spend some time sailing. Hoping that you both made the Skelligs. Best regards Chris
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PAUL C wrote a review Aug 2016
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My wife and I had a wonderful day of sailing aboard Merlin. We can't speak highly enough about our skipper and host Chris and how enjoyable and memorable he made the day's sailing for us. Merlin is a very comfortable, well equipped yacht. We sailed up the Dunmanus Bay around the sheepshead lighthouse and across to Bere Island while enjoying wonderful Durrus cheese and crackers and amazing soup! The highlight was standing on the bow of Merlin as a few dolphins swam and jumped alongside. We would highly recommend Carbery Sailing and we will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing
Responded Aug 4, 2016
Many thanks Paul for the great review. It was a real pleasure to spend the day sailing around Bere Island with you and your wife and I look forward to meeting up in the future.
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