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Sailing in Ireland

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Explore Our Coast

Situated in the heart of Kinsale, the gateway to West Cork, Sovereign Sailing are one of Ireland's leading sailing centres, established in 2002. Whether you're an experienced sailor or just curious to try out something healthy, new and exciting, we can provide you with expert sailing tuition and water activities to suit all levels. All of our sailing courses are ISA - RYA Certified, taught by leading instructors in a safe and relaxed environment. Our extensive range of yachts are also available for charter all year round.

Sailing is for everyone to enjoy, and we really love to share the experience and sheer pleasure that only sailing can give you. We're very fortunate to be based in such a rich and beautiful cruising ground, that has great access to the waters of West Cork and beyond. James Lyons, Principal of Sovereign Sailing

    Prepare yourself for the sea with our Online navigation course, certified by the RYA. Now you can learn from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace when it's convenient for you. We highly recommend this course for anyone learning to sail.

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    Take your sailing skills to the next level with our extensive range of ISA-RYA certified sailing courses. We run both practical sailing courses at sea as well as theory courses on land. Our sailing courses are designed to suit all experience levels.

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    If you're learning to sail and you're looking for a way to gain more sailing experience, then our mile building cruises are just for you. We sail from Kinsale to different locations along the West Cork coast and beyond, helping you to log valuable extra miles.

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Sailing in Kinsale: Gateway to West Cork

West Cork can easily be considered as a separate region in its own right. It's starting point being here in Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland, then running along the coast in a westerly direction to Dursey Island at the tip of the majestic Beara Peninsula. The further West you sail, the more you can't help but notice how this wonderful landscape and coastline becomes increasingly more wild and rugged.

South West Ireland is bejeweled with charming little harbours, bays, inlets and ports where boats of every type and design can be seen, from fishing and sailing to cruising vessels. These are just a few reasons why we think you'll enjoy sailing in the spectacular cruising ground of South West Ireland. Learn more about the West Cork coastline here.