It is never too late to start! How many times have we heard: “Oh, I would love to do that”. As Nike say: just do it!

We can tailor a course or simply some initial tuition to suit your requirements, whether you are a beginner or an advanced sailor. We provide all of the gear that you might require from the boat to the clothing and all the safety gear. No need for a big investment, just come along and sign up for a sailing course – it could change your life…

We believe we have one of the best sailing bays in Ireland on our doorstep – if not THE best. Fantastic facilities for all types of sailing – dinghies in the harbour, keel boat around the “can” or offshore up to 30 miles – the choice is yours and all available at very reasonable rates.

We have a great team of welcoming instructors, who have decades of experience built up between them. Safety is of paramount importance to us and making you feel at home and part of the team is core to our method of instructing.

Join us for a brilliant experience.

Some testimonials below:


Hi Brian,

Thank you for providing 6 excellent days of sailing with the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre. The reports back from the students and teachers were of very busy, active, exciting and well organised days. The weather was spot on too! I think that for many this was one of the highlights of the year and I hope they have discovered some of the beauty on their doorstep.


Great course, learned loads, John is excellent, patient and committed.


For those who have not sailed before:

4 hours on the water:

Taster Course: a total of 4 hours, just to whet your appetite and find out your aptitude for the different elements of water sports from yachting to dinghy sailing

Introduction to Dinghy Sailing:

The aim of this brief introductory course is to give you a positive introduction to sailing.

No prior experience or knowledge is required.

This course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy or small keel boat

Duration: ½ – 2 days.

Assessment is continuous throughout the course

Start Yachting Course:

If you would like to learn some of the basics of sailing at a leisurely pace, we have half day, full day and weekend courses available, which are all great fun.


The course is on Monday nights from July 1st to August 12th inclusive. Meet at Tralee Bay Maritime Centre at 18:30 to be on the water for 19:00….. Changing rooms, hot showers and tea/coffee facilities available! No excuses, very sociable! To find out more, or to register your interest, please fill out the form below.

Price: €20.00 per person