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The Wild Atlantic Way

BEGINNERS | DAY SKIPPERS | YACHTMASTER | PRO

BEGINNERS

DAY SKIPPERS

YACHTMASTER

VOYAGES

Just Begin with Wild West Sailing

Come Sailing in 2024!

Looking to learn? Wanna have fun while you’re doing it!?

OPEN DAY | SLIGO | EASTER SATURDAY MARCH 31

Sailing from Mullaghmore or Lough Gill in Co, Sligo & from Rossaveel, Co. Galway.

Call 00353 87141 7564 or email info@wildwestsailing.com

Wild West Sailors Having the Craic!

Open up the world of sailing to someone you love with a Wild West Sailing gift voucher. Send a virtual gift voucher today or schedule it for delivery on a date of your choice.

Open up the world of sailing to someone you love with a Wild West Sailing gift voucher. Send a virtual gift voucher today or schedule it for delivery on a date of your choice.

Round IRL Voyage

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

Challenge yourself… Experience more on our “Bucket List”  Coastal Voyages.

Checkout this blog by a Wild West Sailor from a 2023 Round Ireland Voyage. and get a feel for our Adventures!

Can’t recommend Dave at Wild West Sailing enough. The quality of the Day Skipper Courses, Yachts & Instruction are 2nd to none. Already booked in for my next trip and working towards a Yachtmaster in the next year.

Can’t recommend Dave at Wild West Sailing enough. The quality of the Day Skipper Courses, Yachts & Instruction are 2nd to none. Already booked in for my next trip and working towards a Yachtmaster in the next year.

Jonathan Curran, Galway, Ireland. (Coastal Skipper)

Jonathan Curran, Galway, Ireland. (Coastal Skipper)

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Come Sailing, the Wild Atlantic Way

Experience unique mountain and coastal views and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way & the Aran Islands.

Sailing from Mullaghmore or Lough Gill in Co, Sligo & from Rossaveel, Co. Galway.

Call 00353 87141 7564 or email info@wildwestsailing.com

Wild West Sailing - David O'Connor

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.

In 2016, 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.

Got a question? Call David today +353 87 141 7564

Wild West Sailing - David O'Connor

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.

In 2016, 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.

Got a question?

Call David today +353 87 141 7564

Couldn’t have asked for a more accommodating captain (who happens to double as a great tour guide) or a better way to spend the day. I would highly, highly recommend!

Couldn’t have asked for a more accommodating captain (who happens to double as a great tour guide) or a better way to spend the day. I would highly, highly recommend!

Rory Cassidy, USA. (Inismurray Island Day Trip)

Rory Cassidy, USA. (Inismurray Island Day Trip)

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Tim Takes Control | Wild West Sailing | Co. Sligo, Ireland | Coastal Skipper Course | Wild Atlantic Way

Sail Training

Wanna charter in the Med? get your Day Skipper, RYA Yachtmaster? or just Try Sailing?

We have designed a solid pathway to take you from absolute novice to yacht racer, boat owner or yachting professional & all the steps in between.

From a Sailing Skills weekend & our Social Sailing program to Day Skipper & Yachtmaster, our experience becomes your experience.

Sail further with Wild West Sailing!

Great experience & awesome instructor with many years of sailing experience!
Thanks Dave for the perfect week sailing on the west coast of Ireland.

Great experience & awesome instructor with many years of sailing experience!
Thanks Dave for the perfect week sailing on the west coast of Ireland.

Eike Wilner, Dublin, Ireland. (Competent Crew)

Eike Wilner, Dublin, Ireland. (Competent Crew)

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Navigation Courses

RYA Navigation Courses are ESSENTIAL for Day Skipper and Yachtmaster.

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

Wild West Sailing | RYA Day Skipper Theory & Navigation Course

Wild West Sailing combines the adventure of sailing in the open sea with the safety & reassurance that Dave’s vast experience as both a sailor & instructor provides.

Wild West Sailing combines the adventure of sailing in the open sea with the safety & reassurance that Dave’s vast experience as both a sailor & instructor provides.

Declan Brennan – Sligo (Day Skipper)

Declan Brennan – Sligo (Day Skipper)

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Wild West Sailing – Irish Sailing Training Centre of the Year 2020

Delighted with our huge win for the West at the Irish Sailing Awards!!! We couldn’t have made it without the support of the clubs & sailors in the region. MASSIVE THANKS to the instructors, skippers & sailors who came to have fun & learn with us so far… See you on the water next season!!!

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