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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
East Ferry Marina, Cobh P24 D681, Ireland
+353 21 481 1237
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We are in the process of buying a yacht so we, as a family, decided to do the right thing and take lessons on how to sail it correctly. We are all novices in the sailing department so five of us went out today with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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sailcork, Owner at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi there! Glad you had such a good day on Saturday - we agree- Peter is tops! The very best of luck with your new boat. Hopefully we will see you afloat for some more tuition - we continue right up to December. I look...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

We took part in a 2-day powerboat course recently - me (the Dad), plus two teenagers (17 and 19). Thoroughly enjoyable experience even if we had the worst weather this summer on day one. The training was provided by two lads from the Irish Army;...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sailcork, Owner at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed the course. Thanks for your suggestions - we are currently working on the signage - we want EVERYBODY to find SailCork. We continue all our Powerboat Courses right throughout the winter ..........the National Powerboat...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

I recently spent 3 days on one of Eddie’s sailing courses aboard Holy Grounder. What a fanastic and memorable experience! Eddie is a great instructor and I’d strongly recommend his courses to anyone interested in learning to sail or improving their sailing skills. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sailcork, Manager at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks a million Andrew! I'm glad you enjoyed the course....it was great the way all your past experiences in sailing contributed and you did learn tons over the weekend. We have a full schedule of Yachting Courses for the next 4 months and the best...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Congratulations to Eddie and Jo on their Coastal Day Skipper and Competent Crew refresher sailing course. All six crew who had mixed sailing experience, pulled together with Eddie coaching on our amazing adventure around the most scenic harbours, bays, sounds and coves from Baltimore, Scholl,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sailcork, Owner at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review Mark! Holy Grounder is still enjoying the delights of West Cork and yesterday we went from Cape Clear Island to Castle Island - then into Schull for supplies and libation before a dusk sail to Sherkin Island - on...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

I am currently involved in running a rowing club in West Cork and had been wishing to complete my Safety Boat Certificate for some time. I contacted Jo & Eddie English of SailCork in late June to see if they were in a position to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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sailcork, Owner at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi John -thanks for your kind words - hope you are getting afloat on a regular basis! We do our best to try to accommodate our clients as soon as possible with the appropriate learning..........delivered in an enjoyable format! Last weekend we looked after a...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

We signed on for a one-day mile-builder and had a terrific time. Our skipper Peter Scallan was super - really informative and wonderful company. We went 'out the gap' to watch the Volvo sail racing too. A real treat! Sail Cork is highly recommended.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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sailcork, Manager at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for your review- glad you enjoyed your day and getting out into the Atlantic beyond Roches Point. The Cork Week Regatta was indeed a great spectacle but we are now looking forward to our next regatta - Cobh Regatta on Aug 19. Fair winds...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

It was our first time on a sailing boat, just an amazing experience. Eddie is a great skipper, he explained everything we asked and the whole day was just perfect, way behind our expectations. We had a brilliant lunch on board and 3 different kind...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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sailcork, Owner at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Luca and Greta - thanks very much for your kind words! We do endeavour to give our clients a happy learning experience on the water! This goes for dinghy sailing, power boating and kayaking as well as your yachting experience - we hope to see...More

Reviewed May 29, 2018

Third week end for me with Sailcork and another great experience! I had an amazing time with the crew and the instructor Peter. Thank you Eddie, Jo, and Peter again very good organisation and such a laugh with everyone!! I learned so much with you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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sailcork, Chief Instructor at SailCork, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Well done Armand! Your hard work at the Day Skipper Shorebased navigation course paid off and you did really well with Peter at the weekend. Keep up the good work and progress with Holy Grounder and who knows we might see you for the Yachtmaster...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

What a great experience, had a total blast while out on the water. I learned so much, our trainer was one of the best teachers/instructors I have ever encountered. He made the entire experience one to remember. Safety was of the utmost importance but lots...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank J D
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This enterprise is just an amazing one. It is owned by Eddie English and he is an excellent ambassador for sailing fraternity. His knowledge and experience have no bounds. His love for this sport is infectious.

Date of experience: June 2017
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