Sailing In County Kerry, Where To Find The Best Clubs And Marinas

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Sailing around the coast of County Kerry on a cloudless slightly breezy day is not unlike sailing around the Greek islands. Close your eyes feel the sun on your face, a warm breeze flowing over your body and in the background, soothing your emotions, Rod Stuarts song SAILING.

Open your eyes, and there, in the distance, is not Simi but The Blasket Islands or the Kerry mainland, or any one of the number of small islands around the coast.

If you are a yachtsman and love a challenge then County Kerry is the place for you. Enjoy an exhilarating sailing experience you will not forget.

Tralee Sailing Club: Which actually is in Fenit boasts a fine clubhouse, recently renovated with a large lounge and bar. Food is served on club race nights- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Dinghy Racing is on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Toilets and showers are available to all visitors. A 100berth marina and several well-known restaurants are nearby.

Classes of boat sailed: Cruiser 1-3, Mirror, Wayfarer, Laser and Laser 2.

Contact: 0667136119

Dingle Sailing Club: if you want to learn to sail The Dingle sailing Club is a perfect place to start and learn the sailing basics.

All the sailing courses are conducted in Dingle Harbour. For the sailing enthusiast the scenery around Dingle Harbour are spectacular mountains, cliffs, sea birds and Fungi The Dolphin. The water in the harbour is clean and clear, or Fungi would not have hung around so long.

Good sailing can always be found somewhere within Dingle Harbour. Most of the time wind, wave and tidal conditions are just about perfect.

Dingle Sailing Club is located at Dingle Marina.

Contact: /o The Wood, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Telephone +353-66-91-51984 E-mail:

Dingle Marina: Dingle marina is situated in the sheltered Dingle Harbour. The 2.6 metre channel is easily navigatable and well buoyed and the births are located in minimum depth of 5 metres.

The marina welcomes visitors and offers all the best and most modern amenities, showers water fuel and plenty bars and restaurants just across the road.

The marina is home to a modern diving, sailing and traditional Currach rowing centre. The Dingle regatta is from here every August.

Contact: Tel- 353669151629 Email :

Cahirsiveen Marina: Cahirsiveen marina and water activity centre offers 105 fully serviced sheltered berths in the most breathtaking location and only a short walk from the Town of Cahirciveen.

The channel to Cahirciveen marina is 3 kilometres up the Valentia river from Valentia Harbour. The marina is located on the Valentia River adjacent to the pier in Cahirciveen. The main marina office is manned throughout the year. All berths are serviced with water and electricity.

The marina has berths 6m, 8m, 10m and12m and can accommodate larger vessels. The marine basin has a minimum depth of 2.5 metres also boat maintenance and storage is available.

Contact: Tel- 066 9472777 Email

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