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Halloween at Poolbeg

By Glyn Williams, Thursday, 17th October 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: Children's Sailing.

Senior Instructor Andrew Irvin has an action pack week in store.

Andrew has identified three areas to focus on for sailors in Poolbeg this Halloween. Carefully developed in consulation with the Sunday Club Sailing instructors, the week will focus on perfecting basic drills, including tacking and gybing, applying the five essentials and enhancing boat speed.

The group of sailors in Poolbeg all have great skills on the water, and are now ready to take the next step and intensify the coaching. That said, every drill will have fun at the heart of the activity.

We’re also excited, as a new teaching style for the junior programmes at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School will be trailed this week at the Poolbeg base. Focusing on shorter sessions, with learning and development beyond just sailing skills coming to the fore. Sailing is a fantastic vehicle for helping kids develop confidence, independence and solve problems. It rewards creativity and good teamwork. Tying a series of new fun and short sessions together that will allow us to focus in on the skill development identified by Andrew means this week is certainly one not to be missed!

Bookings are now open for the sailing course at Poolbeg, running Tuesday 28th – Friday 1st November from 9am-5pm each day. Book online now or call 01 2844195.

Outline for the week...

Tuesday Morning: Tacking and Rigging Drills in Picos and Topaz Dinghies. Afloat, perfecting these drills on the water Tuesday Afternoon: Introducing the five-essentials of sailing. Afloat, exercising these skills on the water
Wednesday Morning: Upwind Sailing Skills and Coaching - getting the most from your boat Wednesday Afternoon: Gybing - doing the perfect gybe, in control, and without slowing the boat!
Thursday Morning: Pulling it all together, sailing a triangular course afloat Thursday Afternoon: Fine tuning each sailors boat handling - and some instructor swimming!
Friday Morning: Gentle introduction to racing. How a sailing race works, from starting to rounding marks Friday Afternoon: Weather dependent, Halloween Sailing League, or day trip to Dun Laoghaire


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