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Heir Island Sailing School


Address:
Heir Island
Skibbereen
Co. Cork
Phone:  02838511
Email:  info@heirislandsailingschool.com
Web Page:  http://www.heirislandsailingschool.com
About us:
Heir Island is situated in Roaringwater Bay amongst Carbery’s 100 Isles. It has safe sailing waters, wonderful sandy beaches, a coastline that is heaven for the adventurous. Heir Island Sailing School is a Training Centre approved by the Irish Sailing Association, the residential accommodation is approved by Failte Ireland. We are a niche school catering for a maximum of 21 mixed ability sailors at any one time. Dinghy courses up to Advanced Boat Handling, Adventure 2, Kites & Wires 1 Fleet :Topaz, Dublin Bay Mermaids, Heir Island Lobster Boat
Location:

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Directions:
The Heir Island Ferry, M.V. THRESHER operates from Cunnamore Pier, please see Ferry Timetable for times on our website. If you are travelling by car from the east take the N 71 from Skibbereen towards Schull/Killarney in a westerly direction, after 6.5 kms there is a small Church of Ireland Church on the right hand side, immediately after it there is a turn to the left, fingerpost on the right indicates Hare Island (spelt correctly locally Heir) and Cunnamore Pier, on the left hand side there are two large local signs for Lough Marsh, follow signs to Cunnamore Pier/Hare Island, you will pass a school on the right after 4.5 km Lisheen Roman Catholic church after 5.5 km, Minihans Pub on the right after 6.2 km, continue straight at turn to Turk Head after 6.3 km, Whitehall house is on your left after 7.7 km, continue on with the sea on your left and you will arrive at Cunnamore Pier after 9.6 km, there is ample parking at the pier.
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Instructor Name : Elsbeth Wolfe
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Instructor Name : Jack Whooley
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Instructor Name : Joe Rooney
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  • Scheme Name Scheme Craft Type Course Name Skill Level
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Catamaran Instructor Trainer (Catamaran) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Instructor Trainer (Dinghy) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Keelboat Instructor Trainer (Keelboat) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Sailing Senior Instructor (Sailing) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Catamaran Catamaran Instructor Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Advanced Dinghy Instructor Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Dinghy Instructor Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Keelboat Keelboat Instructor Intermediate

Instructor Name : Meadhbh Ni Chrualaoi
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  • Scheme Name Scheme Craft Type Course Name Skill Level
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Sailing Instructor (Dinghy) Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Sailing Adventure Instructor Intermediate

Instructor Name : Victor Fusco
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  • Scheme Name Scheme Craft Type Course Name Skill Level
    National Powerboat Training Scheme Powerboat Advanced Powerboat Instructor Advanced
    National Powerboat Training Scheme Powerboat Instructor Trainer (Powerboat) Advanced
    National Powerboat Training Scheme Powerboat Senior Instructor (Powerboat) Advanced
    National Powerboat Training Scheme Powerboat Powerboat Instructor Intermediate
    National Powerboat Training Scheme Powerboat Recreational Powerboat Instructor Intermediate
    National Powerboat Training Scheme Powerboat Safety Boat Instructor Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Instructor Trainer (Dinghy) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Keelboat Instructor Trainer (Keelboat) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Sailing Senior Instructor (Sailing) Advanced
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Advanced Dinghy Instructor Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Dinghy Dinghy Instructor Intermediate
    Small Boat Sailing Scheme Keelboat Keelboat Instructor Intermediate

Inspectors Summary:
A busy sailing course being run in a beautiful location. The centre offers residential sailing course to individuals, families and young sailors.

Overdue action items:
Inspection DateItemDate Due
09/07/2013Review the shorebased first aid kit - contents vs potential scenarios and portability. Inform ISA when done.17/04/2013
09/07/2013Ensure that engine killcords are being used properly.10/09/2013
09/07/2013Develop a policy on boat rental and send to ISA24/07/2013
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