Sailing Ireland is an Irish Sailing (formerly: Irish Sailing Association (ISA)) accredited sailing school and yacht charter company.
Established in June 2003 Sailing Ireland offers a wide range of courses to suit all levels of experience from the beginner to the seasoned sailor. We aim to create a safe, fun learning environment for our students where questions are welcomed and students can learn by actively doing, rather than just watching.
By undertaking a course with Sailing Ireland students can grow their love of sailing,
the sea and their newly found sense of adventure. Age is not a factor and we
About the Skipper - Dermot Greer
Owner and Principal skipper Dermot Greer is an RYA/ISA Yachtmaster Instructor
with over twenty five years sailing experience.
Dermot has sailed all around Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales and well as in
the Mediterranean, the Channel Islands, France and the USA.
Dermot has always loved the water, enjoying swimming and diving before learning
to sail in the early 1990's.
His hobby became a passion and Dermot decided to make a life change.
He founded Sailing Ireland in June 2003 to share his love of sailing.
Since then, Sailing Ireland has taught hundreds of students how to sail and the
year after year repeat and referred customers are testament to the high level of professionalism
and great instruction on offer.
Sailing Ireland do not believe in the "Boot Camp" approach and prefer to sail to the conditions and with the enjoyment and safety of the student as the main priority. Ample shore leave is granted on the courses so that the crew can relax and enjoy the benefits of a new landfall
and to sample its delights.
Check out 'what our customers' say for feedback on us. Sailing should be about having fun and relaxing on the water. Many of our students have gone on to purchase their own boats and some have gone on great adventures to warmer climes. Past Students have completed trans Atlantics, Greenland exploration, extended cruises to the likes of the Med, Canary Islands and Iceland and several have also gained employment in the sailing industry on both Tall Ships and Superyachts. Dermot is always available to offer advice and encouragement in achieving your dreams.
The perfect present for the adventurer in your life
Available for any value to suit your budget
Participants experience sailing the boat
Presentation package supplied
Starting at €50
Sample of activities
Try a Sail Day : relaxing half or full day sailing taster (€50/€100)
Family/Group sailing experience (group rate for up to 8 persons)
Beginner's sailing course: Learn the basics one and two day course (€100pd)
Advanced sailing courses: Competent Crew to Yachtmaster(€100pd)
Holiday cruise: extended live aboard cruises
We welcome all age groups (children catered for with an adult)
Why not give it a go and find out how easy, relaxing and yet exciting
it can be with a days sailing around the Saltee Islands.
All the above are run under the supervision of a Yachtmaster Instructor
who will be delighted to pass on knowledge and advice.
The yacht is a fully certified passenger vessel by the MSO and all
safety equipment is supplied and must be worn.
You are assured of a great day's sailing on a luxury yacht in a
safe environment with spectactular scenery and wildlife.