Children’s Sailing

Junior Club - Saturday Sailing during the School Term

Like our Summer courses, we’ll be operating strictly within the parameters from Government, Sports Ireland and Irish Sailing. While the exact format of the Junior Club activity on the water may vary, the main tenants of our approach will be as follows:

  • Outside activity, with absolutely minimal indoor time
  • Individual or “pod” sailing and boating
  • Strong hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and social distancing (which luckily sailing and boating provides for with relative ease).

We’re equally conscious that many may be feeling the effects of the last year in their pockets, so rather than charging one large lump sum, we’re breaking the terms into even smaller instalments, each covering about a month at a time.

Who should join in?

The programme is specifically designed with students from our Summer courses and past Junior Club members in mind, so some sailing experience is essential.

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Autumn | October Mini-Term

The Autumn Term kicks off on Saturday the 4th of September. Like in 2020 we'll break down the term into three mini-terms, running for September, October and November/December. Apart from any lingering uncertainty about restrictions, it also allows parents and junior club members guage how they're getting on as the weather gets a bit cooler. That said, last December there were 200 happy Junior Club sailors out on the water!

October Mini-Term | Dates...

The October Mini-Term runs on the following dates, with sailors choosing from two times of attendance, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

  • Saturday 2nd October
  • Saturday 9th October
  • Saturday 16th October
  • Saturday 23rd October
  • Saturday 30th October

The cost for the October Mini-Term is €150.

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October Mini-Term Bookings Now Open.

November/December Mini-Term | Dates...

The November/December Mini-Term runs on the following dates, with sailors choosing from two times of attendance, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

  • Saturday 6th November
  • Saturday 13th November
  • Saturday 20th November
  • Saturday 27th November
  • Saturday 4th December
  • Saturday 11th December

The cost for the November/December Mini-Term is €180. Bookings will open in October.

Places Remaining and Booking Information

We'll update the places remaining as often as possible...

  7-10 Years 11-14 Years 15-17 Years
10am-1pm Bookings Open Bookings Open Bookings Open
2-5pm Bookings Open Bookings Open Bookings Open

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Please ensure to have read our terms and conditions prior to enrolling. Bookings for the October Mini-Term are open online now.

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What to bring?

Like our Summer courses, we’re asking that children arrive and leave in their wetsuit (or borrowed wetsuit) and come changed ready to participate in the activity. Nevertheless, the following items are required:

  • Change of clothes and shower gear – in case they get very cold
  • Bottled water (packed lunches not needed; we’re requesting that parents not pack food so as to reduce the risk of cross contamination while eating)
  • Footwear that you don’t mind if they get wet, old runners would be ideal
  • Rain jacket – even for when it’s not raining, it will keep a lot of the wind off
  • Hat and suncream for sunny days
  • Wooley hat for cooler days
  • Wetsuit – either your child’s own one or you can rent one from us for the duration of the term, bringing it home each day.

Wetsuit Rental - €20 for each mini-term.

Want to get your child their own gear? We’re excited to announce we’ll shortly be launching details of a new partnership with a local chandlery for wetsuits, booties, kags, buoyancy aids and all other things a sailor would need. Stay tuned!

Collection of the wetsuit can take place in the week preceeding the start of the first date, including the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend before. We'll be open 9am-5pm each day, Monday-Sunday.

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