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New booking system

The Irish Sailing Association have approved a passport and booking system called Checklick.  We have adopted the Checklick storefront as our payments and booking system.  Please click on the link below to see course dates and to book and pay.

Storefront booking and payment system


Adult Level 2 (Basic Skills) course

A 5 session course will run from August the 6th from 6-9pm for five evenings.  this course is aimed at sailors that have completed their Level 1 start sailing course in the past.  To book or for more information email or ring Samantha at 086 889 6704.  Cost, €180.


Participants on our Improving Skills course


Sailing School Competition

We’re running a competition on our Facebook page, see link below to enter! Good luck!

Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School

2019 Sailing Courses

Course Calendar 2019

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 2019

Week 1  July 1st – July 5th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills

Week 2  July 8th – 12th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills  + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 3  July 15th – 19th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 4  July 22nd – 26th
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 5  July 29rd – August – 2nd
Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 6  August 6th – August 10th (Tuesday to Saturday)
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + + Improving Skills Cara Na Mara

Week 7  August 12th – 16th 
Start Sailing + Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 8  August 19th – 23rd
Start Sailing / Basic Skills + Improving Skills + Cara Na Mara

Week 9  August 26th – 30th  (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

Adult sailing courses will be available in the evenings and weekends from June onwards.  These courses will run for five sessions, each session lasting 3 hours approx. and costing €175 each.  Brand new fleet of larger boats to learn in.  Please ring 086 812 3019 for further information.

Cara Na Mara ~ Boating and Nature camp

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 the resource centre on 074 915 8724 or Aengus at 086 812 3019. Running 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.