Adult Sailing

Day Skipper All-In-One

We can prepare you to safely and competently skipper a yacht, even if you have limited, or no previous experience and get you ready for the perfect holiday with family or friends.

We’ve designed two packages which will enable you to obtain an ICC (International Certificate of Competency). The ICC is an european wide certificate and is the qualification that most yacht charter companies in the Mediterranean and further afield will look for. Our programmes will not only teach you the necessary skills, it'll be great fun and with some excellent discounts on offer shouldn't be too sore on the pocket either!

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

COVID-19 booking ammendments...

If you book a practical 5-day course (Competent Crew or Day Skipper Practical) we will certainly change bookings to later ones if required for COVID-19 related reasons. Please get in touch with us at any point about this if you have any questions.

It's now possible to elect to confirm your practical course dates at some point in the future, meaning you can still avail of the discount package while getting the Day Skipper Theory underway.

Want some advice?

We would be delighted to chat to you about this programme and can offer advice about what is right for each individual’s circumstances. Contact us on sailing@inss.ie or 01 2844195.

Programmes on offer...

Option 1: Only have limited yachting experience or none at all?

If you’ve not got any previous yachting experience, or very little then this route is for you;

Upon completion of these programmes you will be eligible for an ICC. We are delighted to offer the courses for a discounted rate of €1,499, reduced from €1,850. An initial booking deposit of €699 is made upon booking, with payments of €400 due upon commencement of each practical course.

If you would like to book and pay in full, please call our team on 01 2844195.

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Any questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01 2844195 or by email to sailing@inss.ie.

Option 2: Have some previous yachting experience?

For those with some previous yachting experience and can satisfy the Day Skipper Practical Course Pre-Requisites we would recommend the following:

Upon completion of these programmes you will be eligible for an ICC. We are delighted to offer the courses for a discounted rate of €950, reduced from €1,125. An initial booking deposit of €699 is made upon booking, with payments of €251 due upon commencement of the Day Skipper practical course.

If you would like to book and pay in full, please call our team on 01 2844195.

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Any questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01 2844195 or by email to sailing@inss.ie.

Further Training and Discounts

Upon booking one of the above options, we would be delighted to offer even more discounts!

Bring a friend or partner on the course?

They can join you on one of you practical programmes and complete the RYA Competent Crew syllabus for only €625, reduced from €725. This is ideal as they will then have a set of important skills to assist you, the skipper, when on board a yacht.

Communication at Sea – VHF Licence

VHF Licences are a legal requirement to operate a VHF radio set and our VHF SRC Course is certified by the Department of the Marine. In addition to gaining this all-important qualification, our course will teach you the ins and outs of routine communication, how to summon help efficiently in an emergency and will ensure you’re confident to communicate at sea. We have a reduced price of €189 (reduced from €209) for programme participants.

Sea Survival Course

Our RYA/ISAF Sea Survival Course will prepare you for any eventuality at sea. The course covers distress and survival techniques before a practical session where you’ll experience handling, boarding and using a life raft for a reduced price of €239, usually €299.

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