2018 Round Ireland Yacht RaceFull Time Professional Yachtmaster CourseStart YachtingCorporate SailingRYA  VHF

2018 Round Ireland Yacht Race

Two 37ft Offshore Race Yachts; 1 incredible adventure...

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Full Time Professional Yachtmaster Course

14 Weeks Starts 19th of February 2018

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Start Yachting

2 day liveaboard course for beginners 300€

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Corporate Sailing

3hr Sailing Trips around Dublin Bay, From €57 per person

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1 Day course 150€

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Irish Offshore Sailing

Established in 2010, we cater for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner and unsure if you even like sailing and just want to book onto a 2 and a half hour sailing trip around Dublin Bay or whether you want to become a professional yacht skipper, Irish Offshore Sailing has a sailing course to suit. Read more...


  • "A fantastic outfit, a small school, hell bent on quality training. All the instructors were so approachable and so knowledgeable..."
    Dónal Barry Professional Yachtmaster Training Course
  • Rónán is truly an inspirational instructor. So passionate about sailing, so in control, so relaxed. It was such a pleasure to be in his company for the duration of the course
    Jacques DiedericksProfessional Yachtmaster Training Course
  • I never thought that learning how to use a vhf involved so much until I booked onto the course. Was absolutely shattered at the end of the course, but I learned so much, and now finally feel confident about using the vhf course
    Sharon O'SullivanRYA VHF Course
  • I booked on to my competent crew course and was quickly contacted with a booking form, map& directions and all the detail of what to bring – Ronan was easy to talk to and answered all my questions! The course was great craic and I felt a million miles away from Dublin even though I was just down the road!
    Jane CrawleyCompetent Crew course
  • Great course, had a laugh with the lads onboard, great craic down in Wicklow on the last day, and felt like learned loads during the week
    Ross WainerDayskipper Practical
  • Thanks so much for a great theory course. Peter was such a gentleman, and so patient. He answered all my questions and even helped me catch up at lunchtime, without making me feel it was any hassle.
    Tim KozykhDayskipper Theory
  • I feel so much more confident now, if anything ever went wrong on a yacht. No one can ever teach you how to turn over a life-raft after it inflates upside down until you try and do it yourself. Discovered so many things I hadn’t thought of.
    Peter Mc NamaraRYA Sea Survival
  • You must starting to get busy know getting ready for another busy summer. Ive landed a job for the summer on a motoryacht, wasn't what i was looking for but got offered it through a friend and its to good for the summer to say no, its the yachtmaster that got them so interested tho. thanks again for the course it was awsome i had a fantastic few months i think its was a very well run and put together course all of your instructors are fantastic and have very different teaching styles which works so well when all put together. Im hoping the crew for someone on the ARC next winter then i can do my ocean on the way, then get a job skippering a sailing yachts for the winter or first mate. Thanks again for everything!!
    Darren ShepherdProfessional Yachtmaster training
  • Hey Ronan, Thanks again for all your training during the weekend! I'll be etching everything into my brain as best I can this week... The past two weeks have been an incredible experience. I've learned so much from you. Thank you again!! - After the 2015 Fastnet Race
    David Mc DonnellOffshore Yacht Race
  • Thank you! Just a little note to say how much i greatly appreciate all you have done for me in sailing over the last 18 months. I called about the round ireland in 2014 looking for adventure and i have got that and so much more. I definitely did not think that it would result in silverware at the fastnet race of 2015. I have made some great memories and some even greater friends thanks to you and Irish Offshore Sailing
    Louise Gray - 2015 FastnetOffshore Yacht Race
  • Dear Ronan, Congratulations on your Fastnet success. I completed my Dayskipper with you 2 years ago. It took me a while, but I got around to buying a Jeanneau Brio last year. She's moored on Lower Lough Erne. I've had many enjoyable days in her. When I was taking the course you asked me why I was doing so. I said that I wanted to share my enjoyment of sailing with others. This I am doing, having brought various friends on their first sail. Thank you for your contribution to making my dream a reality. Continued good luck with your sailing school and other projects. Sincerely, Donal Kilduff.

Irish Offshore Sailing

+353 (0) 85 721 78 35


Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Marina,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


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