Welcome To Heir Island Sailing School

Welcome to Heir Island Sailing School. Heir Island Sailing School is an Irish Sailing Association recognised Training Centre, based in West Cork and nestled in the beautiful Roaring Water Bay, which has some of the best sailing grounds in Western Europe. The island is just a quick 5min ferry ride from the mainland (Cunnamore Pier).

We aim to provide our sailors with qualified tuition in a friendly and safe
environment. We believe in teamwork and adventure. Nature has provided a haven for adventure and sailing around Heir Island, with countless uninhabited islands, pristine beaches, clear waters, wildlife, and much more. Heir Island itself is one of the safest places around and a great place to get away, learn to sail, have an adventure and be in nature.

Listed below our events running this summer. If you would like to enquire or book please just email kevin@heirislandsailingschool.com or phone on 087-1488127.


Taste of Sailing & Cara Na Mara
Start Sailing
Basic Skills
Improving Skills
Advanced Boat Handling
Adventure Skills
Kites & Wires


Dust of the winter cobwebs, practice skills learnt, learn new ones, have fun on the water, all levels catered for, GET OUT THERE!! Email kevin@heirislandsailingschool.com or phone 087-1488127 to book, places are limited.


Our 2019 summer sailing courses start on the 10th of June and are running up until the 23rd of August. We will also have Adult evening sailing courses  as well as weekend courses. Kayak hire and Dinghy hire are also available. Accommodation is available at Roaring Water Lodge please contact info@roaringwaterlodge.com for more details.

This website is getting an overhaul in the very near future and will contain a lot more goings on and up-to-date information, so keep an eye out. In the meantime please don’t hesitate to get in contact directly if you have any questions at all.  Thanks and looking forward to welcoming all to Heir Island Sailing School in 2019!!

Kevin  McCormack – Centre Principal