Rathmullan Sailing School

Rathmullan Sailing and Watersport School

Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School – offers classes for children and adults on the beautiful waters of Lough Swilly. The Club runs week-long courses in the summer months with weekend and evening courses throughout the year.  The School is fully approved by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and maintains rigourous procedures to ensure that equipment is safe and instructors are fully qualified

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The main aims of the Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School is to provide people with a fun, safe, and exciting environment for participating in watersports and to make that participation as affordable as possible. The club itself is based beside Rathmullan Pier on the shores of Lough Swilly. The waters of Lough Swilly provide ideal conditions for training in various watersports. The lough is small enough for beginners to feel comfortable getting on the water, and big enough for the more advanced to explore and test their skills.


The club provides all essential gear for each of the courses that are run. At the moment the clubs fleet consists of 6 Laser Picos, 2 Laser Bahias, 6 sea kayaks, and a 5m Humber RIB that serves as the safety boat. From wetsuits to flotation devices, paddles to helmets, the club provides all the equipment needed to participate in any of the courses. Classroom-based activities operate out of the Rathmullan and District Resource Centre, a stones throw from Rathmullan’s beautiful sandy beach. The Resource Centre also houses the changing rooms and showers used by course participants.

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The beach itself is probably the most important facility by far. Besides using it to launch and recover boats, it is also used to conduct as much of the shore-based learning as possible, where people can best understand the concepts, theories and techniques being presented. Finally ,the club have a purpose built dinghy park and equipment compound at the pier area in Rathmullan.

Sailing Courses

A Taste of Sailing ( 3 hours on a Saturday)
Adult Evening Courses

  • Start Sailing
  • Basic Skills

Junior Daytime Courses (Weekly in the Summer Months)

  • Start Sailing Juniors
  • Basic Skills Junior
  • Improving Skills Junior


The kayaking sessions run during the height of the holiday season (July/August) based on demand. The Sessions on offer include

  • Level 1 Kayaking Skills Sessions
  • Half Day Day Trips on Lough Swilly
  • Full Day Trips on Lough Swilly
  • Moonlight Paddles
  • Level 2 Kayaking Skills Sessions

During the annual Lough Swilly Seafest, the Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School provide free taster sessions in both sailing and kayaking.

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Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School

Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School offers classes for children and adults on the beautiful waters of Lough Swilly. .

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