Almost 40 years old.
Established in 1974. Under the local supervision and ownership of the Kennedy Family. A week or fortnight at the school will not only teach and introduce you to the art of sailing , but will provide you with an unforgettable holiday.
Courses run from June to September. They begin on Monday mornings at 10am and except for a lunch break (sometimes a picnic) each days sailing ends usually at 5pm and finishes on Friday evening. We have a high teacher / pupil ratio on the courses with an instructor to every 4 to 5 pupils. At the end of a 5 day course 90% of our pupils can handle a dinghy on their own under good weather conditions ( about half of our pupils are complete novices when they arrive to us ). The principle boats which we use are purpose built National 18s, we also sail in Wayfarers and 420s. Should you require our syllabus we would be happy to forward it to you.
Our Sailing School is a small family run business, we usually have between 16 and 22 people on each course and with the high number of instructors there is maximum individual attention.
Baltimore harbour and the region of Carbery’s 100 Isles. We sail up around the Islands twice a week. As this area is mostly uninhabited it is a wonderful place to spend a day. On these trips there is a chance to learn a little about chart work and anchoring.
Life jackets, which are supplied by the school are worn when on the water. Our day boats are equipped with anchor, flares and oars. When the boats leave the harbour a safety boat always accompanies them.
The school premises are located in the village of Baltimore convenient to all the guest houses, hotels etc. We are situated in a very pleasant setting overlooking the harbour. There is a garden where people can have their lunch or just sit and enjoy the sun and sea air. The premises consists of a lecture room, office and toilet/showers.
While attending the school you can stay at a variety of accommodation, these include hotels, guest houses, self catering houses and hostel. We are always happy to send a detailed list of these.
On receipt of your application form with a deposit, a list of things you should bring and relevant details will be forwarded to you. The balance of the fees to be paid on the first day of the course.