Where is Sailing Ireland based?
Sailing Ireland is based out of Kilmore Quay Marina, twenty minutes
south of Wexford town.
Kilmore Quay is just two hours from Dublin, two and a half hours from Cork and thirty minutes from Rosslare Europort. There is a bus and train service to Wexford and arrangements can be made to get you to the boat. Plenty of free and safe parking near the marina.
Where should I stay?
If you are undertaking a live aboard course you will be assigned a bunk on board Yola, a Jeanneau sun odyssey 37 for the duration of the course. If you are taking a weekend or week long charter you and your family or friends can stay onboard the vessel. If you would prefer not to sleep onboard Sailing Ireland can recommend quality accommodation options in the area that offer special Sailing Ireland rates.
What course should I try?
Many of the courses we offer require no previous experience. If in doubt, email or call us for a recommendation of which course might best suit you.
Where do courses take place?
Locations visited depend very much on the courses undertaken. Beginners courses tend to take place between the Saltee Islands and the Hook Head lighthouse. More advanced courses travel further afield along the south and east coasts of Ireland as well as specialised trips to Wales, the South of England and the Isles of Scilly.
What gear should I wear?
All safety gear and lifejackets are provided onboard sail training vessel Yola. Students are advised to bring a rain jacket and waterproof pants (just in case!) and to wear flat white soled shoes or non marking boots. Rather than chunky clothing make sure to wear layers of clothing that can be added or removed depending on the weather. Remember to wear a hat and sunglasses and don't forget the sunscreen!
What is the boat like?
Yola, which is the main school boat is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 which is a French made modern cruiser.
It is designed for comfort with accomodation for 9 in 4 cabins, hot/cold running water, toilet/shower, fridge, cooker, stereo, heater, loads of storage space. The normal max number of students on a course is 5 so plenty of room and privacy when required.