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Adult Sailing Courses

Five session adult sailing courses have now started.  We will be running these courses throughout the summer as demands arises.  Contact 0868123019 to book.


2016 Sailing Courses

Course Calendar 2016

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.  To find out more click here.

Junior Sailing Program 2016

Week 1  June 27th – July 1st
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 2  July 4th – 8th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills  + Cara Na Mara

Week 3  July 11th – 15th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 4  July 18th – 22nd
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 5  July 25th – 29th
Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 6  August 2nd – 6th (Tuesday to Saturday)
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 7  August 8th – 12th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 8  August 15th – 19th
Start Sailing / Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 9  August 22nd – 26th  (This course is subject to sufficient numbers)
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.

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.

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 the RDRC office 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


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 from Monday to Friday, the course will cost €90.

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.

RWS is on Facebook!

Connect with Rathmullan Watersports School on Facebook!

New photographs compliments of Paul Deeney and Kevin Macateer

New Dinghy Park!!

We have just moved into our new dinghy park. Sincere thanks to all who helped make this happen. We look forward to seeing you all there over the summer and into the winter!! Check out the photo’s below.

Our new dinghy park!

The view from inside!

The new container.