Adult Sailing

Mooring and Handling Under Power

Looking to refresh your yacht handling skills? Are you a graduate of a Day Skipper Course or a sailors looking to complete the ICC Direct Assessment? You'll benefit from this short course, Mooring and Handling Under Power. The course is designed to refresh knowledge and skills on handling a yacht under power, focusing on berthing manoeuvres many find complicated.

2021 Programme Dates:

Booking Update: 21st June

New bookings are paused until Thursday 24th June to complete an system overhaul. Please bear with us as we complete this task. Both online and over the phone bookings are paused. We can continue to look after customers with bookings already made, so get in touch on 01 2844195 or by email to sailing@inss.ie.

The programme runs on the following dates from 9.30am-5pm each. Day. Courses meet in the INSS Clubhouse on the West Pier.

  • Course 2: Sunday 8th August - 3 places remaining

The cost of the course is €149, inclusive of waterproof overalls and lifejacket. Lunch will be provided on board the boat.

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 future restrictions restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

Programme Content:

  • Basic Engine Checks
  • Review of Handling under power;
    • Throttle and Gear Controls
    • Rudder, Propellers, Propwalk and the effect of pivot points
    • Going ahead and astern
    • Use of wind/stream to aid manoeuvres
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Leaving and Returning to a marina berth under power
  • Use of springs and various other berthing techniques

Programme Outline:

  • 9.30am: Meet at INSS Clubhouse, Welcome and Gear Allocation
  • 10am-10.30am: On Yacht, safety briefing and familiarisation
  • 10.30am-1pm: Session 1 – Manoeuvres under power and basic berthing manoeuvres
  • 1-1.30pm: Lunch on board Yacht
  • 1.30-4.30pm: Session 2 – More complex berthing manoeuvres
  • 4.30-5pm: Debriefing and Final Questions

Book Now...

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 sailing course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.

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Booking Update: 21st June

New bookings are paused until Thursday 24th June to complete an system overhaul. Please bear with us as we complete this task. Both online and over the phone bookings are paused. We can continue to look after customers with bookings already made, so get in touch on 01 2844195 or by email to sailing@inss.ie.


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