Malahide Sea Training Centre

About Malahide Sea Training

About Us

Malahide Sea Training Centre

Learn Powerboating and Sailing at MAST Centre
Learn Powerboating and Sailing at MAST Centre

Welcome to the world of marine training with Malahide Sea Training (MAST). We are very proud to be recognised as an official training centre by our national governing body Irish Sailing (IS), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

The MAST Centre was established in 2021 by Therese Flavin. Having worked in the industry for over 3 decades, and with staff whose combined experience range over 100 years, the MAST gives you the ultimate learning opportunity.

Gain an internationally recognized certificate in powerboating or sailing at the MAST Centre: - the qualifications gained through the Irish Sailing and Royal Yachting Association schemes are recognised around the world and can be the foundation for commercial endorsements.

We welcome all boat users, whether sail, powerboat, rib, leisure fishing, new boat users or simply refreshing your knowledge. Our dedicated and professional Instructors deliver training in modern, well-equipped facilities with approved boats and equipment. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Vision

“Continuous Building of Knowledge, Skill and Experience!”

Our goal is to make your entire experience with us safe, fun, and exciting, and to ensure you get the very best training from our instructors.


Train With The MAST Centre

Mast training courses
Learn Powerboating and Sailing at MAST Centre

Therese leads a team of professional, dedicated instructors, carefully chosen for their sailing and powerboating ability, experience, understanding and teaching skills.

The MAST Centre is approved by Irish Sailing (IS), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). We offer a comprehensive list of courses in Sailing, Powerboating, Navigation, VHF Radio, Safety and First Aid. We design tailor made course for clients.

We offer you safe, fun, relaxed and exciting boating experiences, and we will ensure you get the very best training from our instructors.

Browse through our course list below for further details. If you need any assistance, you can contact us through our contact page.


Our Location

Learn Powerboating and Sailing at MAST Centre
Learn Powerboating and Sailing at MAST Centre

Base & Facilities: The MAST Centre is based within the beautiful setting of Malahide Marina - an International Trans-Europe marina with ultra-modern facilities including changing rooms, showers, laundry and modern classroom offerings, which is fully equipped for all our shore-based courses adjacent to the marina and harbour.

Easy Travel: Malahide Marina is located north of Dublin’s city centre, convenient to the M1 and M50 motorways, and well served by public transport including DART, Rail and Bus Service. We offer ample car parking for all users of the Marina.

The Area: The Malahide Marina area is an ideal learning environment; while sheltered, the tidal ranges will provide additional learning opportunities when practicing boat handling, mooring, berthing and man overboard techniques along with the use of fairways and slipways when encountering commercial and leisure traffic.

With a coastline stretching from Howth to North of Balbriggan, three large, protected estuaries and salt marsh habitats, and 13 major beaches, Fingal’s natural heritage has a strong conservation and amenity value. For the boater, the location is ideal for exploring this scenic stretch of coastline. But when it comes to shore-leave, there is no better place for a stop-over.

Malahide and Fingal Bay is one of the best cruising areas in the country - Unspoilt, relaxed and breathtakingly beautiful. It offers a huge choice of vibrant, colourful harbours, small fishing hamlets and peaceful bays. You will enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the harbours and bays we visit. However, it is still rather nice to enjoy a bit of comfort when you get back to the marina at the end of your course!


From The Centre Principal

Therese Flavin at MAST Training Centre
Therese Flavin at MAST Training Centre

Welcome to the MAST Centre established in 2021, our team of instructors has a combined experience of over 100 years of sailing & powerboating, racing, yacht deliveries, training and coaching.

Building on Irish Sailing and Royal Yachting Association standards you can earn a national and internationally recognised licence, further building your knowledge, skills and experience along the way.

Our students learning experience is very important to us. We place great emphasis on safety, our environment and constantly strive to meet and address the demanding challenges in the marine industry.

Our instructors have local, national and international experience and knowledge. We pride ourselves on the quality of our curriculum content and our multicultural ethos.

It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the MAST Centre. Our dedicated team look forward to supporting you in your exciting voyage.

Therese Flavin
Centre Principle