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Learn to sail on beautiful Lough Swilly

Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School offers classes for children and adults on the beautiful waters of Lough Swilly. We run week-long courses in the summer months with weekend and evening courses throughout the year. Find out more about The School.

From entry level to high performance – we’ve got the boats

Our cheerful Laser Picos are ideal for introductory courses in which you’ll build up your basic skills. As your skills improve and your ambition grows, you’ll be introduced to high performance sailing with spinnakers and trapeze work on our Laser Bahias.

Who are we?

We’re a not-for-profit community-based initiative of the Rathmullan & District Resource Centre and an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) accredited Training Centre. Although are instructors are paid, we rely on the massive contribution from volunteers to keep costs down and the school running.  All surplus income goes into our subsidised local primary school program where we take out local students that might not have the opportunity to experience the joy of sailing.  Current school principal is Aengus Kennedy.  Find out more about The School.

From School to Club

Once you’ve learned the basics of sailing at the School, stay on the water regularly by joining our sister organisation, Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports Club. The club has regular open sails and an excellent youth sailing programme.  Many of the efforts of the school would not be possible without the help of this vibrant and enthusiastic bunch of sailors.

For full details, visit the Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports Club website.

Our Waters

The Swilly is a long, sheltered finger of water wedged between Inishowen and Fanad, two wonderfully wild and beautiful peninsulas on Donegal’s northern coast. It’s small enough for beginners to feel comfortable getting on the water, and big enough for the more advanced to explore and test their skills. We plan our courses to take the best advantage of the Swilly’s tremendous natural assets.

Fully ISA-approved

Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School is fully approved by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and maintains rigourous procedures to ensure that equipment is safe and instructors are fully qualified.