In advance of your start day, here are some very important points to note:
Parental Consent Form
We cannot admit any child onto our courses in the absence of signed parental consent and contact details for parents and guardians.
Please click HERE to access our parental consent/booking form – every child attending our courses must submit a completed form signed by a parent on the first morning at the latest or affected students will not be able to take part in our programmes until forms are received.
Payment of Balances Due
Balances are due one week before the start date of the course. We ask that you contact our offices prior to the course to ensure that parents and guardians are not faced with long queues on the first morning. We have limited administration facilities and, as has happened in previous years, wait times for same may be up to 1 hour. Payments can be made by credit / debit card to 01 2844195.
Gear to Bring
Students should bring the following next week:
- Spare Change of Clothes
- Packed Lunch & Bottled Water
- Footwear (Old Runners to wear in Boat)
- Towel, Shampoo & Shower Gear
- Plenty of Warm Layers
- Wetsuit (Can be hired from us)
- Swimming Togs and Waterproof Jacket
- Hat & Suncream
- Logbook (optional) - More Information...
Please Leave at Home
Any valuables including: Mobile Phones, iPods, Cameras, Wallets etc. We cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen items and must advise that they are left safe at home.
As with Primary and Secondary Schools, Mobile Phones are strictly forbidden and should be left at home, or left in a student's bag turned off. Students found using phones will have them confiscated immediately. Phones do not mix well with seawater. The INSS will in no way be responsible for lost or stolen Mobile Phones or Mobile Phones damaged due to immersion in seawater.
Wetsuits are available for hire at €20 for the week. Wetsuit hire can be arranged and paid for on arrival on the first day of the course. We do not approve the use of shortie wetsuits at the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School, as they do not keep the children warm enough for a full day.
Dun Laoghaire Courses
Registraion on First Day
4-6 Years | 7-10 Years | 15-17 Years
These age groups are to be registered at our Coal Harbour base, which is accessed by following the right-hand turn before the single-lane causeway. Drop off and collection for these groups will be here for the remainder of the week. Map at bottom of page
This age group will register at our Summer Beach Base. Upon entering the harbour, turn left and follow the road across the single lane causeway. Carry on under the pedestrian footbridge and onwards until you reach the beach area. Drop off and collection for these groups will be here for the remainder of the week. Map at bottom of page
Getting to Us...
Public Transport or Cycling
There are a wide variety of high frequency public transport options that all run close by our locations. Click here for more information about bus and train options.
We also will look after children’s bicycles during the course if you wish to cycle to sailing!
Parking Facilities - Dun Laoghaire
We would ask that when dropping and collecting students to us that you park in a safe and careful manner. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Police have specifically asked us to remind parents that parking in the yellow box outside our main Clubhouse is illegal, and also endangers the safety of your child – the clamp release fee is €80. We will provide stewards outside our Clubhouse and around the West side of the Harbour to advise on parking issues and collection and drop off points.
Alternative options to driving down to outside our Clubhouse are to park in Monkstown, near the service station (access to our main Clubhouse via railway bridge), or for access to Seapoint Beach Compound by parking in Salthill & Monkstown DART Station Car Park (access to beach base is via railway bridge in car park).
Designated parking is available at our Seapoint Summer Beach Base.
The Red line Luas terminates at the point depot about a 5 minute walk from the Poolbeg clubhouse. Alternatively Landsdowne Road Dart Station is about 20 minutes walk away. Full options for public transport can be found here. Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club also have bicycle parking available for those who want to cycle to sailing.
Registraion on First Day
7-10 Years | 11-14 Years | 15-17 Years
Registration takes place at the clubhouse of our partners, Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club. Their clubhouse is located on Pigeon House Road, accessed via the round about on Sean Moore Road.
We would ask that when dropping and collecting students to us that you park in a safe and careful manner.
Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 2844195 and by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Frequently Asked Questions could also be of help.
Dun Laoghaire Registration, Drop off and Collection Locations