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Our RYA sailing school is based in Ahakista, Durrus on West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula. All practical training takes place on our Hallberg Rassy 46 yacht ‘Merlin’.

Whether you’re a novice sailor or more experienced, you’ll learn great sailing skills on our three stunning local bays. Bantry Bay, Dunmanus Bay and Roaring Water Bay offer technical challenges to suit everyone. You’ll gain practical experience and confidence as well as your RYA sailing qualifications while you’re here with us. 

Our professional and friendly instructors cater for novice sailors and for people looking to advance their sailing skills. Train for your ‘Start Yachting’, ‘Competent Crew’, ‘Day Skipper’ and ‘Yachtmaster Coastal’ sailing qualifications here, or sign up for a ‘taster’ sailing weekends, milebuilding courses or chartered day trips and Wild Atlantic Way cruises.

West Cork is the perfect place to learn to sail, and our visitors from the UK, Europe and America, love the fine scenery, fantastic food and great company they find here after a day out on the water. 

Contact us today and we’ll help you plan every aspect of your trip from your training, travel, and transfers to great accommodation.

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