20+ Years of Excellence

Set sail with 20+ years of proven expertise in teaching safe and confident sailing skills

Five Star Quality Fleet

Unmatched on-water experiences with our meticulously maintained fleet of sailboats

Expert Sailing Instructors

Learn from the best with our team of seasoned sailors and certified instructors

Ireland's Leading Sailing School

Established in 2002, Sovereign Sailing is now a leading sail training & yacht charter business

Initially established as a one boat business, focusing on day sailing for the local visitor and corporate market. Sovereign Sailing moved into specialised training in 2004. The training became so successfully that the day sailing side of the business had to be put on hold. That was until 2008 when we started expanding our fleet to our current eight yachts.

Over the years we have successfully trained several hundred sailors from Competent Crew to Yachtmaster level and have entertained several satisfied corporate and visitor clients.

We offer the full range of ISA & RYA cruising courses both sea based and shore based as well as the full range of ISA powerboat courses.


  • star rating  Kinsale is a great gateway for sailing along the South coast of Ireland. Great friendly advice and support from Sovereign Sailing.

    August 29, 2022
  • star rating  we chartered a 40 ft boat to sail around West Cork for a week. We have a fair bit of saling experience in dinghies , and a little ... read more

    David c
    November 16, 2021
  • star rating  Exceptional couple of days with Barry on a 2 day introduction to sailing, course, this May 2021.
    A really engaging experience - good mix of fun, action and theory.... read more

    Eoin O
    May 24, 2021
  • me and my girlfriend just did our competent crew with sovereign sailing and we thought it was a top quality course with our great instructor luca. they provided us with an exelent salopettes, jacket and life vest and taught us everything we needed to knoow and more. i would definitely recommend them to anyone.

    Calum Milne
    June 15, 2022
  • A great place to go sailing. Excellent service too.

    Alex Mittelman
    November 15, 2021
  • Great help from all the team at Sovereign - excellent charter experience.

    Michael Riordan
    October 15, 2021
We run regular sailing activities for groups and corporate clients that are great for team building and learning new skills, whilst having great fun in the process!