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 2022

Courses run on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30am-5pm each day. 

  • Course 1: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May
  • Course 2: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May
  • Course 3: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May
  • Course 4: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May
  • Course 5: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June
  • Course 6: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June
  • Course 7: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June
  • Course 8: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July
  • Course 9: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July
  • Course 10: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July
  • Course 11: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July
  • Course 12: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August
  • Course 13: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August
  • Course 14: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August

The course fees are €199.

Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to public health restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Since the 7th of December 2021 the EU Digital COVID Certificate is required for attending programmes such as the ones we offer. We will apply, expand and restrict this measure in line with regulations in place at the time of the programme. We will not refund fees where someone is unable to produce an EU Digital COVID Certificate at the time of their programme.

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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