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Courses & Cruises

Courses & Cruises

  • RYA Start Yachting

    RYA Start Yachting

    A short practical course for complete beginners and those who would like to experience life at sea.

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  • RYA Competent Crew

    RYA Competent Crew

    For beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

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  • RYA Day Skipper

    RYA Day Skipper

    A 5 day practical course which is designed to teach students to assume full responsibility for the yacht and its crew.

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  • Fast Track RYA Day Skipper

    Fast Track RYA Day Skipper

    A 9 day course starting on a Saturday for 4 days theory tuition in the classroom. This is followed by 5 days practical tuition aboard our yacht Merlin, ending Sunday afternoon.

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  • Wild Atlantic Way Cruise

    Wild Atlantic Way Cruise

    Discover the delights of the West Cork's Wild Atlantic Way in style and take a cruise on our luxury Hallberg-Rassy yacht 'Merlin'.

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  • Day Sailing

    Day Sailing

    Come for a Day Sail on West Cork's Wild Atlantic Way. Experience the beautiful scenery from the sea and if lucky see humpback whales and bay dolphins up close.

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  • Canary Islands - Carbery Sailing

    Canary Islands

    The Canary Islands have a sub-tropical climate that provide ideal sailing with the sun nearly always shining.

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  • Ocean Passages

    Our ocean passages provide the perfect opportunity to gain sea miles and are ideal trips for new Yachtmasters to learn about ocean passage making.

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    Ocean Passages

Explore South West Ireland

Sail South West Ireland on our luxury Hallberg-Rassy yacht 'Merlin'. Choose from RYA sailing courses, take a holiday cruise on the Wild Atlantic Way, discover our local bays on chartered day sailing trips or experience Ocean Passages to Spain, Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries.

Based in the heart of West Cork, the perfect place to learn to sail, 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.

Carbery Sailing’s full programme of RYA Sailing Courses, Cruises and Ocean Passages is available, so contact us today and we’ll help you plan every aspect of your trip from your training, travel, and transfers to great accommodation.

From November to April Carbery Sailing is based on the island of Tenerife in the Canaries. Join us on an Ocean Passage to Tenerife and experience sailing beneath an ocean night sky.

RYA Sail Training
RYA Sail Training - West Cork - Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way Cruise
Wild Atlantic Way Cruise - West Cork - Ireland
Day Trips
Sailing Day Trips - West Cork - Ireland
Ocean Passages
Ocean Passages - Ireland to Canaries

Sailing in the heart of West Cork

Our sailing school is based in Ahakista on West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula – a European Destination of Excellence – and all practical training takes place on our Hallberg-Rassy 46 sailing 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.

Check out these Testimonials

Was a fabulous full day sail with everything you could hope for & more! Great sailing in ideal weather and beautiful scenery, coupled with very good company and excellent grub.,

(IOM) September 2014

A wonderful day on a beautiful Hallberg-Rassy boat sailing in one of the most stunning places I've ever been. West Cork is a real gem.,

(Germany) August 2014

Just spent great weekend sailing with Carbery Sailing. Great boat, great weather and scenery. Great skipper Chris. Many thanks.,

(Ireland) September 2014

Carbery Sailing specialises in beginner's sailing and Fast Track RYA Day Skipper courses. We also undertake adventure sailing cruises on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ocean Passages to Spain, Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries on a Hallberg-Rassy 46.

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Contact us

+353 (0) 27 29101
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