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

COVID-19 Update 3rd April: We are planning to resume this course from the 29th of May. This is based on a best guess of what various restriction levels would need to be to deliver the programme safely.

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

  • Course 5: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May
  • Course 6: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June
  • Course 7: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June
  • Course 8: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June
  • Course 9: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June
  • Course 10: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July
  • Course 11: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July
  • Course 12: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July
  • Course 13: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July
  • Course 14: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August
  • 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.

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