BMC | Glenua Sailing Centre

Glenua News

* 2016 Cruising and ISA Certified Residential Sailing courses available to book now
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* Upcoming lectures in our winter series
3rd March: We will host a double bill! :
“Putting Eyes on The Deep Ocean” by Dr. Fiona Grant
“Art and the Sea – An Enduring Fascination” by Jessica O’Donnell
More details to follow soon

Glenua gift vouchers available for purchase NOW!
You don’t need a paypal account to buy a gift voucher but the recipient will, in order to redeem the value. This account is easily opened in paypal and it’s free!




Glenua is a voluntary organisation operating from Heir Island and Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. You can stay, learn to sail and make friends. We cater for complete beginners to advanced levels.


Glenua Sailing programme will run from June to September 2015 offering Cruising, Keelboat and Dinghy Sailing training with our skilled team of volunteer trainers.

We cater for beginners experienced Sailors, groups and Individuals.

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Contact us here:
email: info@glenua.com
phone: 0868589708


Glenua Cruising
On our Cruising Courses, for those with previous sailing experience, you will learn to confidently and safely helm an 8 berth yacht in moderate conditions. Learn critical theory and practice, including passage planning, safety procedures, tidal calculation, pilotage, GPS navigation, use of VHF radio, night sailing, a variety of manoeuvres under sail and engine and crew management. Choose a cruise from Baltimore to Bantry Bay, Baltimore to Dingle or Dingle to Baltimore.

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Residential Day Sailing, Heir Island Adventure and Weekend courses

Glenua has teamed up with Heir Island Sailing School to offer residential keelboat and dinghy courses based on Heir Island at Heir Island Sailing Centre. Heir Island is located near Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland. Perfectly located on the Wild Atlantic Way for a sailing break. Contact us for Sailing training, to refresh your skills or just to get on the water.
Glenua are offering a choice of dinghy and keelboat courses. A small single handed dinghy is a great way to learn sailing. In a dinghy, you are always in charge of the boat and its controls allowing to learn the fundamentals of sailing much more quickly.
Trainees may prefer our larger and more stable keelboat taining with a crew of four.

Click here for more about Glenua Residential Day Sailing, Heir Island Adventure and Weekend courses
Baltimore Maritime Centre BMC/Glenua Sailing Centre is a not-for profit organisation. Our mission is to create bonds between people of different nationalities and backgrounds by providing the best and most enjoyable sail training courses in the country, supported by a strong voluntary ethos among all members and a competent and motivated instructor group, while maintaining the highest of safety standards both afloat and on land.