Prior to the course, we ask that you download and print a copy of our yachting course registration form. If you have any medical conditions, allergies or are undergoing any medical treatment we ask that you fill out a copy of our Medical Declaration Form. There’s no need to get the forms to us prior to the morning of the course, and we have plenty of spares on hand too.
The course starts at 9.30am on the first day. Registration on the first day is completed in a matter of seconds, so please don’t feel under any pressure to get to us early.
Included in the course fee is the use of our Gill Sailing clothing which is designed for offshore racing and cruising. We also provide Crewsaver Lifejackets and safety harnesses for all crew members. We do not provide footwear for our clients, but we do recommend soft soled, non-marking shoes with good grip. Sailing deck shoes or boots are recommended. You are welcome to use all your own equipment however we reserve the right to inspect your lifejacket prior to heading out on to sea. If deemed not to be compliant with standards you will be required to use one of ours.
Food and Drink
At all times on board there will be a large stock of tea, coffee and biscuits as well as drinking water. Please find a sample menu below. We may also head ashore for meals to get a break away from the boat.
We will aim to berth overnight most nights in Greystones, Howth or Malahide so that if you have a requirement that does not allow you to spend a night aboard, you will be free to head off and re-join the boat in the morning. We will be berthed in a marina for every night and there will be full shower and toilet facilities available in all the marinas.
We do not supply sleeping bags or sheets for the bunks, we require clients to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow for all courses.
Our clubhouse is the first building on the West Pier. You can't miss us once you get close; we’re a white building with our name displayed in large lettering. Landmarks close-by include The Purty Kitchen Seafood Restaurant and the West Pier Filling Station.
We are well served by public transport; the nearest DART Station is Salthill & Monkstown. Bus numbers 7, 7A, 45A, 46A, 59, 746, 111, 63 and 75 all serve Dun Laoghaire and are a few minutes’ walk from the clubhouse.
For further information on how to find us please click here.
The next step on the yachting ladder is to take your newfound ability as a crew and upskill to become the skipper. The Day Skipper Practical course is a 5-day programme, like the competent crew. Prior to this its important to have a good theoretical and navigational knowledge, which can be achieved with a Shorebased Day Skipper Theory Course, either completed online or in the classroom.
Please note that by taking a booking with us, you agree to our terms and conditions which can be viewed here. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.
If there’s anything we can help you with between now and your course, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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