Club Coaching

Irish Sailing Club Coach Qualification


The Irish Sailing Club Coach qualification is the entry point coaching qualification for those who wish to deliver competition coaching across a range of classes in Irish Sailing clubs.


- Provide Qualified Coaches for coaching programmes at Club / Inter-Club level

- Offer a qualification pathway for those interested in competition coaching but not instructing recreational sailors



- Good Club Racer (minimum 2 seasons logged results)

- 17yrs old

- National Powerboat Certificate

- Valid Emergency Care Certificate

- Valid Safeguarding 1 Certificate

- Garda Vetting

- Irish Sailing Instructor qualification (for 2 day course)



- Attend training course,

             - 3 days

             - 2 days if Irish Sailing Instructor qualification held

- Complete and log supervised coaching practice,

            - 6 sessions

            - 4 if Irish Sailing Instructor qualification held

- Complete final evaluation with Irish Sailing Coach Developer



- The Club Coach qualification is valid for 5 yrs from issue

- The Club Coach qualification also re-validates Irish Sailing SBSS instructor qualification

- The Club Coach Qualification is only valid when accompanied by a valid Emergency Care and Safeguarding certificates


List of Approved Coaches