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Thanks Barry and Gartan Adventure Centre


A big thanks goes out to all at Gartan Adventure Centre for releasing Barry to help run the school this summer.  Barry is a very experienced senior sailing instructor and a member of Lough Swilly lifeboat for over twenty years, so we all felt very safe !  Thanks Barry and thanks gartan!

Adult Sailing Course

There is a new adult evening course starting on wednesday the 16th at 6pm.  This course will run for five evenings, each session lasting 3 hours approx.  3 spaces still available.  Please ring 086 812 3019 for further information.

Adult evening Sailing and Kayaking options

A new adult sailing course will begin this monday coming (the 7th of July) running for 5 evenings.

Kayaking sessions available some afternoons and evenings.

Please call 0868123019 for more information.

2014 Season


A new season has arrived, check out our courses on offer for 2014 by clicking here.

Course Calendar 2014

For a detailed description of the different course levels please click here

Start Sailing, Basic Skills and Improving Skills courses run Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm with a break for lunch.

Cara Na Mara runs from 10am – 1pm for five mornings and 2pm – 5pm for five afternoons.  To find out more click here.

Junior Sailing Program 2014

Week 1  June 30th – July 4th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 2  July 7th – 11th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills  + Cara Na Mara
Week 3  July 14th – 18th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 4  July 21st – 25th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 5  July 28th – August 2nd
Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 6  August 5th – 9th (Tuesday to Saturday)
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 7  August 11th – 15th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 8  August 18th – 22th
Start Sailing / Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 9  August 25th – 29th
Basic Skills + Improving Skills

Courses are subject to minimum numbers and may change with demand.


Programme to follow.  Please email us at with any queries.

These courses run over 5 evening sessions, from 6.30pm – 9.30pm each evening.

Start Sailing OR Basic Skills will run depending on the demand.

Thanks Barry

A big thanks to Barry from Gartan Adventure Centre for looking after the school for July!

New Season, New Numbers.

To book any of our courses or for any queries please ring either of these numbers below. If you do not get through do leave a message with your number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Contact Laura at 071 915 8724 


Aengus at  086 812 3019

Or of course email us at

New Cara Na Mara Junior Sailing Program!

Crab making by the Friends Of The Sea

Crab making by the Friends Of The Sea

After our trial run in the 2013 season we have decided to increase availability for this very popular course.  Cara Na Mara, or Friends Of The Sea is the perfect way to introduce your child to boating and the marine environment in a safe and fun-filled way.  With a gentle approach to boating and the sea your child will always be accompanied by one of our instructors in our fleet of sailing boats, as well as learning to paddle boats, have a trip in a ‘super-fast-super-speed-boat’ as it was named last year and learn to be comfortable with water.

But this is only the beginning!   Figuring out their Winkles from their Whelks, their Scallops from their Limpits, your child shall explore both the rocky shore and the sand dunes of Rathmullan.  Bird spotting, weather signs and treasure hunts are all part of a days entertainment for the Cara Na Mara participants!  For more information email us at or ring Laura at the resource centre on 074 915 8724 or Aengus at 086 812 3019. Run from 10 am to 1 pm OR 2 pm – 5 pm from Monday to Friday, the course will cost €90.

Prices for 2014

We are delighted to announce that we are able to continue our price freeze from 2012 for this year, 2014!

We also have a 5 half-day course option for Juniors (11 – 18) and new half-day Cara Na Mara course schedules for 7 – 10 year olds.

Prices are as follows…

Junior Full week                                                            €150

Junior half-day week (mornings only)                €90

Cara Na Mara (mornings OR afternoons)          €90

Adult evening course                                                  €175

Junior taster session (3hrs)                                      €30

Adult taster session (3hrs)                                        €40

Discounts available for groups of 4 or more on taster sessions!

Having a blast improving skills

Our first course of the season just finished last week. Six sailors successfully earned their Improving Skills certs under the guidance of Aengus Kennedy. The weather played along, blessing us with some beautiful evenings on the water, as you’ll see in the picture above, and acting as a stunning backdrop to sailors trapezed out with their gennekers flying.

This is a superb course for anyone looking to build on what they learned in Start Sailing and Basic Skills. It only runs a couple times this season – so don’t miss out.


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