Sailing in Mayo
Clew Bay’s sheltered waters yet easy access to the open Atlantic plus the hundreds of islands dotted around the bay and beyond gives the sailor plenty to do in Westport. Combined that with the consistent winds that Mayo experiences, opportunities for learning to sail in Westport are plentiful.
Sailing is a brilliant way to investigate small coves and inlets in Clew Bay that you can’t reach from land, and, of course, some of the 365 islands doted around the bay.
Learning to sail
The Adventure Islands offers two types of sailing course – keelboat sailing and dinghy sailing.
Keelboats give a more stable platform to learn to sail, but they are still ideal for racing and taking trips in. You can expect to remain somewhat dry as well! The boats take four people and start from Rosmoney Pier in Clew Bay, which provides a safe and sheltered learning environment for beginners, and the great expanses of Clew Bay give more opportunities to explore for more advanced sailors.
Read more about Keelboat Sailing at the Adventure Islands
Dinghy sailing gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy parts of Clew Bay that are not easily accessible from land. The Adventure Islands offers dinghy sailing lessons at Rosmoney Pier and Collanmore Island.
Find out more about Dinghy Sailing at The Adventure Islands
Mayo Sailing Club
Mayo Sailing Club in Rosmoney is a thriving club with a diverse range of sailing going on throughout the season: Big boat racing on Thursday nights; Junior and Senior Dinghy Racing on Tuesday nights; Leisurely cruising around the west coast; and much more adventurous transatlantic crossings.