Adult Sailing

Dinghy Level 1: Start Sailing

The Start Sailing Course introduces you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet, then Dinghies are for you. Want to stay dry - try our beginner yacht course for adults.

Price: €199 per person

Syllabus

This course runs on the syllabus of Royal Yachting Association Level 1 and comprises of 12 hours tuition. Put simply we start at the beginning – it is assumed that all participants have no previous dinghy sailing experience but are water confident and have a can-do attitude with regard to getting to grips with life aboard a small dinghy! The course syllabus includes:

  • Learning how to Rig (Assembling your boat)
  • Pre-launch safety checks.
  • What clothing is the right clothing to wear?
  • Weather - what conditions are safe for me?
  • Turning the boat around - Tacking and Gybing.
  • Setting the sails according to what angle you’re sailing at to the wind.
  • Capsize recovery - Getting the boat back upright!
  • Learning how to determine the direction the wind is coming from.
  • Ropework!

What you’ll get from the course

This course will provide you with a fantastic foundation in the sport of sailing – by the end of your time with us you will know the basics well and be ready to up the ante and sign up for a Level 2 Course.

The Boat

Your training boat is the Laser Pico – a versatile dinghy designed with the sailing school in mind, complete with reefable sail and plenty of cockpit space for you to get comfortable in.

Gear

We provide everything – from your wetsuit to Lifejacket / Buoyancy Aid to waterproof jackets to wear whilst afloat. All you need to bring along is swimwear, shower gear, a towel, spare pair of clothes, a packed lunch and most importantly a can do attitude.

Course Dates 2021

Booking Update: 21st June

New bookings are paused until Thursday 24th June to complete an system overhaul. Please bear with us as we complete this task. Both online and over the phone bookings are paused. We can continue to look after customers with bookings already made, so get in touch on 01 2844195 or by email to sailing@inss.ie.

Courses run from 9.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays and 10am-5.30pm on Sundays.

  • Course 8: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June - Fully Booked
  • Course 9: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June - Fully Booked
  • Course 10: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July - Fully Booked
  • Course 11: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July - Fully Booked
  • Course 12: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July - Fully Booked
  • Course 13: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July - Fully Booked
  • Course 14: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August - Fully Booked
  • Course 15: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August
  • Course 16: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August

The course fees are €199.

Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

  • In light of the current situation, we have significantly relaxed our booking terms and conditions. If courses cannot run due to issues relating to COVID-19 we will move bookings without penalty, or refund fees where a suitable alternative cannot be found.
  • Please see the current schedule alterations here.
  • If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to restrictions extending we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

Book Now

Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book by calling us on 01 2844195 or online below. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure to have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Book Online Now

Booking Update: 21st June

New bookings are paused until Thursday 24th June to complete an system overhaul. Please bear with us as we complete this task. Both online and over the phone bookings are paused. We can continue to look after customers with bookings already made, so get in touch on 01 2844195 or by email to sailing@inss.ie.


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