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About Wild West Sailing

Wild West Sailing is Ireland’s newest sailing & powerboat school, based in Sligo, on the rugged Wild Atlantic Way.

Specialising in Adventures and Training, with sailing voyages for education, challenge & pleasure.

We have the qualifications, skills & experience to bring you to the next level.

Day Trips

From €50 pp (7 minimum)

Come Sailing, the Wild Atlantic Way

Experience unique mountain and coastal views, take a sunset sail and immerse yourself in the spellbinding beauty of the Northwest.

Set sail from Rosses Point or Mullaghmore in Sligo, explore the majestic Slieve League Cliffs or historic Inismurray Island.

Then sail back to base to enjoy the local craic!

Groups from 7 – 16 people.
Life jackets and wet weather gear provided.
Sail our yacht “Lynx” on the Wild Atlantic Way this summer.

Call David +353 (87) 141-7564
info@wildwestsailing.com

O Captain! My Captain!

David O’Connor (Chief Instructor & Principal)

I grew up sailing in Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, on the wild northwest coast of Ireland. My career first led me to work with many media and technology companies in Ireland but it wasn’t long until the sea called me back!

I began racing yachts in New Zealand where I worked for an America’s Cup tourism venture. I was very lucky to sail every day with an ex-Volvo Ocean Race watch-leader on a 76 foot bullet! I was taught so much so quickly that this job inspired me to pass on what I have learned.

After many trans-oceanic voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific, I spent 2 years in the Offshore Seismic Exploration Industry in Asia. Here I received a different schooling from the finest fishing skippers of New Zealand and South Africa in some of the world’s most remote locations.

Two years ago, Wild West Sailing was born and I’m delighted to be back in Sligo doing what I love, sharing my skills, my experience and my passion.

Wild West Sailing - This is Your Captain
Tim Takes Control | Wild West Sailing | Co. Sligo, Ireland | Coastal Skipper Course | Wild Atlantic Way

Sail Training

If you want to charter a yacht in the Med, get your RYA Yachtmaster or just give sailing a go we have a course to suit you!

From a Start Yachting weekend through Day Skipper to Yachtmaster, our experience becomes your experience.

Sail further with Wild West Sailing!

COURSES
Wild West Sailing - Dave at the Helm

Irish Adventure Voyages

We LOVE Adventures!! Whales, Dolphins, Fastnet Rock at dawn, Black Rock at sunset, Inisboffin for fish n chips…

So much FUN sailing the Irish coast on a FAST boat.

Challenge yourself… Experience more on a trip around Ireland.

VOYAGES

Theory & Navigation Courses

RYA Theory & Navigation Courses are ESSENTIAL for your Day Skipper Practical and RYA Yachtmaster Preparation.

Wild West Sailing believes all theory relates to something practical and we stay focussed on that during your course.

Let our 12 years global navigation experience give you the know-how to do the same.

Theory
Wild West Sailing | RYA Day Skipper Theory & Navigation Course

3 Steps to book a Wild West Sailing Experience!

1. Fill out the booking form & email it to us info@wildwestsailing.com

2. Download & read our Terms & Conditions

3. Pay for your course by Bank Transfer of Paypal


Day Trips



ISA TRAINING CENTRE
ISA TRAINING CENTRE
ICC SAIL & POWER TEST CENTRE
ICC SAIL & POWER TEST CENTRE
RYA SHOREBASED CENTRE
RYA SHOREBASED CENTRE
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