The next step up after getting to grips with the basics at Level 1 sailing course. This highly informative and practical course is conducted on our fleet of 1720 Sportsyachts, where the trainee to instructor ratio of 4:1 ensures plenty of attention to each participant. This course develops your confidence and competence afloat as you make your way up the sailing ladder!
Level 2 concentrates on consolidating what you learned on the level 1 programme, in addition to introducing the following maneouvres and skills:
- Reefing – making your sail area smaller to cope with weather conditions.
- Learning how to pick up a mooring in a variety of wind and tidal conditions.
- Learning how to come alongside a moored boat / pontoon.
- Recovering a person fallen overboard.
- Introduction sailing with a spinnaker!
Successful participants will receive the RYA Keelboat Level 2 certificate. Once you've completed the course you can continue your sailing with the Irish National Sailing Club.
Course Dates 2022
Our Keelboat level 2 courses run from 9.30am to 5pm each day. The course fee is €299.
• Weekend Course 1: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May
• Weekend Course 2: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June
• Weekend Course 3: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July
• Weekend Course 4: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July
• Weekend Course 5: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
• Weekend Course 6: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September
• Weekday Course 1: Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd June
• Weekday Course 2: Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July
• Weekday Course 3: Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th July
• Weekday Course 4: Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd August
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 beyond the current restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.
Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course and what to expect! Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.
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