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COVID-19 Update | Children's Courses - 29th April

By INSS, Thursday, 29th April 2021 | 0 comments
Filed under: Children's Sailing.

While we’re still finalising the details, and really appreciate everyone’s patience, we are able to confirm a few details.

7-17 Year Olds – Course Dates

The 2021 programme of courses this Summer for 7-17 years will commence on Monday 31st May. We’re confident in being able to run a relatively normal programme based on last years experience. We’re planning to still have all the COVID-19 measures in place, so arriving and leaving in wetsuits as well as all the other precautions are the order of the day.

  • 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 Pricing

You’ll notice that we are increasing course prices for 2021. Truth be told, this increase was due in 2020, however, we deferred it. The reasoning for the fee increase is twofold, we’ve had the same course fees since 2017 and since then wage and fuel costs have increased, as have, insurance and other regulatory costs.  We’ve also had to increase staffing ratios and incurred significant costs to cope with all the infection control measures required.

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)

When are bookings open?

We really hope to have the course bookings open very soon. Our plan is to do so on either Thursday 6th May or Friday 7th May. We won’t open bookings before Thursday. Parents are invited to register to be notified of the bookings opening. Please note, bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.

4-6 Year Olds

There’s still some uncertainty regarding this group, as they will need indoor components of the day to be permitted. We’re also constrained for space to meet social distancing requirements when we have older children too, so to give you certainty we’re planning on the following schedule of courses:

  • 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

The course times have reverted to the original course times of 9am-12.30pm. The course fees are €109 for the week.

Will we have earlier course dates?

The short answer is we’re not quite sure. If regulations and the operational requirements here in the school permit, we’ll certainly open up earlier weeks in July, however, we’re not opening bookings for these courses at this stage.

When are bookings open?

We really hope to have the course bookings open very soon. Our plan is to do so on either Thursday 6th May or Friday 7th May. We won’t open bookings before Thursday. Parents are invited to register to be notified of the bookings opening. Please note, bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.

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