+44 7720464085 daniel@sailingnorth.co.uk

Sail Training

Want to start sailing or extend your skills? We offer sail training from our base at the Foyle Marina in Derry/Londonderry, for all ages over 16 and all levels of experience or none!

Our courses include:

  • RYA Theory and Practice
  • Navigation
  • Rope skills
  • Marine radio

We can tailor to suit your needs and we cater for one-to-one training as well as small groups. Check out our list of courses below.

Sail Training with Experienced and Skilled Skipper

You will be trained by our skipper Dan Gallagher, who is a qualified RYA Cruising Instructor, Yacht Master Ocean and RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Dan has logged over 30,000 nautical miles of sailing and offshore racing.  

His sailing achievements include selection to represent Ireland in the Admiral’s Cup, 2nd place in the Swan European championships. He has completed several transatlantic crossings and Round Ireland races, and 3 Fastnet Races. He is  familiar with the Caribbean, European waters and Scotland’s sea lochs and islands.

Learn to Sail on our Fabulous 42 Foot Yacht

The training is aboard our yacht, Coriolis, a Sweden Yachts 42…..“probably the best-sailing 42-footer ever built.” It is a fast sailyacht which performs beyond expectations, and reacts to sail changes like a thoroughbred. Below deck, is a magnificently crafted interior in fine wood. There’s a handsome saloon for entertaining, three double cabins, and two head compartments with shower.

Our Training Courses

Adult sail training, including RYA syllabus Theory and Practice

Women’s Sail Training including RYA Theory and Practice

Youth training: Start Sailing and Taster Sessions

Specialist courses: e.g. navigation, rope skills, marine radio

Learn how to skipper your own yacht

Courses for all levels of experience, including beginners

To book any of our courses or to get more information, please get in touch.

Contact Details


+44 7720464085

Foyle Port Marina, Derry/Londonderry BT48 7NU

Office: 25 Templeard, Culmore, Derry/Londonderry BT48 8FE

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