We are 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. We have a long history of sailing training in Baltimore and the surrounding islands.

Sign up for one of our courses and have an experience with a difference.
• Individuals and Groups
• All levels of experience from beginners to improvers
• Cruising and ISA Keelboat courses

Glenua 2016 courses - Aug

Glenua Sailing programme will run from July to September 2016 offering Cruising, Keelboat and Dinghy Sailing training with our skilled team of volunteer trainers.

2016 ISA Certified Residential Sailing courses available to book now. Click here for details


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Welcome_to_Baltimore_&_The_Islands Explore Baltimore and the Islands!
The charming coastal village of Baltimore is situated on one of the most south-westerly points of Ireland, renowned for its attractive landscapes, unspoiled coast lines and Carbery’s One Hundred Isles…….

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phone: 0879908440

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 improve 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

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.

Friends of Glenua

Heir Island Sailing School Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina
Sovereign Sailing Hegearty's Boatyard
ISA Irish Sailing Association Royal St George Yacht Club
RNLI Baltimore
RNLI Baltimore
SID Glenwalk Hillwalking Club