Have a Go


Try Sailing

10am - 3pm 

The stand will be open all day Friday and Saturday for passers-by to come and chat and step on board the yacht, Anna Emily. Suitable for participants aged 5+, there will be:

  • 1720 keelboats coming from Royal Cork to bring people on Try Sailing sailing sessions up the river. This will be run on a rotation basis for queued attendees. No timetable, to bookings.
  • The lovely yacht “Anna Emily” will be on the pontoon for people to step on board for a guide to how a large yacht works and talk to the skipper about how to sail and where you can go with a yacht.
  • Powerboats will be on the marina for safety cover.
  • Visitors can make the Try Sailing Try Knotting Challenge on the stand.
  • Irish Sailing professionals and volunteers from the local clubs and centres will be on hand to “Talk Sailing” and advise visitors on where they can Try and how.

Visit the Irish Sailing website here


Try Kayaking

11am - 12pm 
12pm - 1pm 
1.30pm - 2.30pm 

If you fancy sampling an urban kayaking trip, Atlantic Sea Kayaking will be on hand. This promises to be a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience for all who join in. Get out onto the water with Ireland's premier kayaking companies and celebrate our beautiful seas! Due to insurance restrictions, participants must be aged 8+. 

Visit the Atlantic Sea Kayaking website here


Meitheal Mara Currach & Dragon Boat Trips (Part of Cork Harbour Festival)

3pm - 5pm

Join the coordinators of Cork Harbour Festival and have a go in a traditional currach or a dragon boat. Fun for all ages!

Meitheal Mara is Cork's community boatyard, training centre and charity. The organisation works to promote and foster maritime culture and traditional skills, through currach and wooden boat building, seamanship programmes and events.

Visit Meitheal Mara's website here

Visit Cork Harbour Festival's website here