Baltimore Maritime Centre

Book NowWe have launched our 2015 Sailing Programme.

Check out the full list of courses with prices here.
There is a brilliant season planned.

You can make a booking on our Booking page here or contact us at with enquiries for groups!

Baltiore Maritime Centre – Winter Lecture Series : 5th March 2015
This lecture series gives us the opportunity to gain some valuable knowledge on subjects with a nautical theme while meeting up with all our Glenua friends. Lectures are held in support of the RNLI, Baltimore.

Stay in the Boat
How not to lose the run of yourself crossing the Atlantic
Theo Dorgan
Thursday 5 March 2015
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club
Entry €5 in aid of RNLI
Theo Dorgan

Theo Dorgan photo taken by Pat Boran.

Theo Dorgan is a poet, novelist, translator, editor and broadcaster. A late vocation sailor, he has also written two non-fiction books recounting Atlantic crossings. In ‘SAILING FOR HOME’, he tells how he and three others sailed the 70ft schooner, SPIRIT OF OYSTERHAVEN, from Antigua to Kinsale. Some years later, in a similar-sized boat but with, understandably, a bigger crew, he made the crossing from Chile to South Africa, telling that story in ‘TIME ON THE OCEAN, a voyage from Cape Horn to Cape Town’.

Dorgan is a Shoreline supporter of the RNLI, and always glad to help with fundraising and with publicising their much-admired work. He will read extracts from both his sailing books, from his novel which is set at sea in the Mediterranean, and from his new collection of poems, NINE BRIGHT SHINERS, in which the sea features prominently.

Working Weekends : Dates for your diary

Boat Launch

There is a great programme of activity planned for three pre-season working weekends. Get in contact, we need you! The details are here

– Friday, 13th March 2015
– Friday, 3rd April 2015
– Friday, 1st May 2015

Working Weekend refreshments

After a hard days work the team retire to Bushes for a well earned beverage… or two!

Sovereign SailingSovereign Sailing are running Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore shorebased and practical courses with special discounts for Glenua members.
For more details check out the latest post Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore courses with Sovereign Sailing

Baltimore Maritime 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.