Dermot McHugh

Dermot Mc Hugh was the initial Principal of Blessington Sailing School, assisted by Philip O'Sullivan.

Dermot has extensive sailing and racing skills and National champion status of 8 years from the Irish Multihull fleet. He continues to race competively at national and international levels and qualified as National Coach in catamarans in 2007.

[Registered ISA Club Sailing Coach, Catamaran instructor, Dinghy Racing Instructor & RYA Senior Instructor]
Philip O'Sullivan

Philip established the school with Dermot in 1999. Coming from the commercial world, with his project management and commercial skills of 35 years, he steered the School through its setup and national validation process with the ISA.

Philip has been sailing catamarans for over 30 years as a skipper,. He is now the Sailing School Principal and senior Cat Instructor.

Philip is Hobie Cat's only official Catamaran Dealer in Ireland.

[Registered ISA Catamaran instructor & RYA Senior Instructor]