Rathmullan Sailing School

Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School aim to provide people with a fun, safe, and exciting environment for participating in watersports in Donegal. They are a not-for-profit community-based initiative of the Rathmullan and District Resource Centre and an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) accredited Training Centre.

Sailing and Watersports activities center around the fantastic Lough Swilly on the Wild Atlantic Way in the MalinWaters. Lough Swilly is perfect for all types of watersports – sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, powerboating, sea angling, diving. You name it, and the conditions here are ideal for it.

The Swilly is a long, sheltered finger of water wedged between Inishowen and Fanad, two wonderfully wild and beautiful peninsulas on Donegal’s northern coast. It’s small enough for beginners to feel comfortable getting on the water, and big enough for the more advanced to explore and test their skills. Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School plan their courses to take the best advantage of the Swilly’s tremendous natural assets.

At the moment their fleet consists of 6 Laser Picos, 2 Laser Bahias, 1 Laser Vago, 1 RS Feva, 6 sea kayaks, an Avon 3.5m inflatable and a 5m Humber RIB that serve as safety boats. From wetsuits to flotation devices, paddles to helmets, they provide all the equipment you will need 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 spectacular sandy beach. The Resource Centre also houses the changing rooms and showers used by course participants.

Contact Details

Have questions about the school? The easiest way to contact is by email at:

Or contact Katrina on 074 915 8724 or Aengus on 086 812 3019
Completed booking forms should be sent to:

Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School
Rathmullan and District Resource Centre
Coastguard Station
Rathmullan, County Donegal