Adult Sailing

Beginner Sailing Course

The Start Sailing Course introduces you to the basics of sailing. We offer this course in our fleet of 1720 Sportsyachts, which are stable, dry, comfortable and are sailed as part of a team. The course leads to RYA Start Sailing Certification - Keelboat Level 1.

Cost: €249 per person

Start Sailing Syllabus...

We follow the syllabus as laid down by The Royal Yachting Association. The following are all integral parts to the course as we get your sailing career underway!

  • Clothing – What to wear afloat and why.
  • Ropework – We get you up and running with some basic knots.
  • Rigging – How to put the boat together.
  • Weather – What’s good to get out in and ultimately what to avoid!
  • Setting the sails.
  • Steering – getting to grips with the tiller!
  • Wind Direction – how to determine where the wind is coming from.
  • Upwind, downwind and sailing at 90° to the wind!

The Boat...

A 26 foot 1720 Sportsyacht which accommodates 4 students and the Instructor/Skipper. The 1720 Sportsyacht is easy to manage and cannot capsize. In fact our fleet of 1720 Sportsyachts have internal buoyancy tanks fitted so can’t sink either!!


All wet gear and safety equipment is provided by us – we provide waterproof clothing and lifejackets. It really is just a case of getting yourself here and letting us do the rest! For more information on gear to bring see our FAQ section.

Sailing Courses - 2019 Dates...

Weekend Courses, Saturday and Sunday (9.30am - 5.30pm on Saturday, and 10am-5.30pm on Sunday except where stated)

  • Course 1: 2nd and 3rd March
  • Course 2: 23rd and 24th March
  • Course 3: 30th and 31st March
  • Course 4: 13th and 14th April
  • Course 5: 27th and 28th April
  • Course 6: 11th and 12th May
  • Course 7: 25th and 26th May
  • Course 8: 8th and 9th June
  • Course 9: 22nd and 23rd June
  • Course 10: 6th and 7th July
  • Course 11: 20th and 21st July
  • Course 12: 10th and 11th August
  • Course 13: 17th and 18th August
  • Course 14: 31st August and 1st September
  • Course 15: 14th and 15th September
  • Course 16: 28th and 29th September
  • Course 17: 12th and 13th October 2019

Evening Courses run over Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm each evening.

  • Course 1: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May
  • Course 2: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June
  • Course 3: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August

Book Now...

Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. All major Credit / Debit Cards accepted. Don’t be disappointed, book early! Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date and start / finish times! Please ensure to have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.

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