Children’s Sailing

Sailing Courses - 7-17 Years

Give your child a skill for life on our week long sailing courses!

Age Groups: 4-6 Years | 7-10 Years | 11-14 Years | 15-17 Years

Watching youngsters grow in confidence as they master the art of sailing is one of the great rewards for the us. Our courses will entertain, challenge and stimulate your children as they learn how to master a sailing dinghy afloat - and have fun along the way.

What the Instructors and Kids say about the courses...

Course Structure...

Students are assigned to groups according to their age, as years of experience has taught us that the children get the most out of the course when training with their peers. Students are grouped as follows 4-6 years, 7-10 years, 11-14 years and 15-17 years. Within these groups the students are then sub divided according to their experience. We provide all essential gear for the course, boats and buoyancy aids, while wetsuits can be hired by the week. In addition our instructors are very experienced, we have a clubhouse facility with changing rooms and we are fully insured. We have an excellent safety record and pride ourselves on our superb reputation.

With exceptional value on offer through multiple bookings, why not give your child the experience of a lifetime and open the door to a life of fun and adventure.

Further Information...

Course Dates

Courses run Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm except where stated. Please note that the 4-6 years group runs 9am-12.30pm only.

  • Summer Course 1: Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June
  • Summer Course 2: Tuesday 8th June to Friday 11th June
  • Summer Course 3: Monday 14th to Friday 18th June
  • Summer Course 4: Monday 21st June to Friday 25th June
  • Summer Course 5: Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July
  • Summer Course 6: Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July
  • Summer Course 7: Monday 12th July to Friday 16th July
  • Summer Course 8: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July
  • Summer Course 9: Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July
  • Summer Course 10: Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th August
  • Summer Course 11: Monday 9th to Friday 13th August
  • Summer Course 12: Monday 16th to Friday 20th August
  • Summer Course 13: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August
Course Prices

Course Price Scales for 5 day weeks: (4 day course prices indicated to right in brackets - week of a bank holiday only)

  • 1 Child for 1 Week - € 225 (€ 190)
  • 1 Child for 2 Weeks / 2 Children for 1 Week - € 215 Per Child Per Week (€ 181)
  • 1 Child for 3 Weeks / 3 Children for 1 Week - € 205 Per Child Per Week (€ 172)
  • 1 Child for 4 Weeks (or more) / 4 Children (or more) for 1 Week / 2 Children for 2 Weeks - € 195 Per Child Per Week (€ 164)

Please note that in order to avail of discount rates children must be booked and paid together in same transaction. 4 days courses are only available on weeks that have a Bank Holiday

We provide Lifejacket / Buoyancy Aid. Wetsuits can be hired for €20 per week. Please note that we do not allow short sleeved & legged wetsuits to be worn on our programmes as they do not keep the children warm enough for a full day.

Course Places Remaining
Course 7-10 Years 11-14 Years 15-17 Years

Summer Course 1: Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June

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Summer Course 2: Tuesday 8th June to Friday 11th June

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Summer Course 3: Monday 14th to Friday 18th June

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Summer Course 4: Monday 21st June to Friday 25th June

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Summer Course 5: Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July

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Summer Course 6: Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July

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Summer Course 7: Monday 12th July to Friday 16th July

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Summer Course 8: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July

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Summer Course 9: Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July

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Summer Course 10: Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th August

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Summer Course 11: Monday 9th to Friday 13th August

Fully Booked Fully Booked Fully Booked

Summer Course 12: Monday 16th to Friday 20th August

Fully Booked Fully Booked Fully Booked

Summer Course 13: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August

Fully Booked Fully Booked Fully Booked

To make a booking...

Bookings can be made to 01 2844195. Payment of the fees in full is required to secure the space. Please ensure to have read our terms and conditions prior to enrolling.

Office Hours...

Our office hours are as follows;

  • Monday - 10am - 5.30pm*
  • Tuesday - 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Wednesday - 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Thursday - 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Friday - 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Bank Holiday Mondays - Closed 

* Children's course registration occurs on Monday mornings from 8.45am. Our team are usually extremely busy with this so phones are unlikely to be answered until 10am.

Availability

Summer 2021 - COVID-19 Measures

As was the case in Summer 2020, we’ll have to operate within all the public health measures in place. Consequently, the Summer programme will look very similar to last year. Here’s an outline of the measures:

Arriving and Leaving in Gear…

As was the case last year changing rooms will remain closed except in the case of a child getting very cold. Therefore children will have to arrive and leave in their wetsuit. For those renting wetsuits, we’ll be open the weekend before for collection and the weekend after to drop it back.

Double and Single Handed Boats…

The latest guidance will allow for children to share boats with their friends. In this case, we’ll need to have both parents permission as it won’t be possible to maintain 2m distance at all times. Otherwise, single handed sailing will take place. In many ways, this is very similar to the 2020 regulations, however, if measures are tightened we’re capping course numbers in such a manner to allow everyone sail single handed. Siblings obviously can sail together (if they want to).

Classroom & indoor time eliminated or reduced…

Children will spend all time outside, unless poor weather necessitates lunch inside (where 2m social distancing will be maintained by amendment to classroom occupancies). Children should bring a warm jumper/hoody to wear at lunchtime even though it’s Summer.

Poor weather resulting in not being able to get afloat...

If the weather is such that we cannot get afloat we have very limited alternative options that can be undertaken with social distancing and cross contamination measures being maintained. There may be a case where we will be unable to offer a service, either on a particular day or a portion of it. Should this situation arise, we will let you know as early as possible. This scenario is standard to all our courses, however, we rarely use if for children’s programmes as there are usually plenty of alternatives. Last year we finished an hour early on a couple of very cold and wet days but it was an option exercised very infrequently.

Book Now...

Please ensure to have read our terms and conditions prior to enrolling your child. Large group bookings can be made online, however, we are happy to accept deposits for these groups over the phone to 01 2844195.

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