Are you ready to become a Senior Instructor?

Are you ready to become a Senior Instructor?

What is an Irish Sailing Senior Instructor?

An Irish Sailing Senior Instructor is a Leader, Mentor, Manager, Technical Expert, and Instructor within an Irish Sailing accredited training centre. 

Who can become one?

An experienced valid Instructor, 19years or over, with their Safety Boat cert and a recommendation from Club Officer, Centre principal or another Senior Instructor. Full details are available HERE.

What do they learn on a Senior Instructor Course?

The course covers leadership, mentoring, course programming, risk assessment, communication and all of the other skills required to take on the task of leading a team of Irish Sailing Instructors and to provide safe and effective delivery of Irish Sailing accredited training courses.

Can I get trained up for the 2022 season?

YES. We currently have two Senior Instructor course scheduled ...

GALWAY dates just opened up for bookings ...

  • Sat 30th April, Sun 1st & Mon 2nd May 2022, and
  • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 2022
  • Petersburg OEC, Clonbur, Co. Galway
  • Instructor Trainers are Ciaran Murphy, Shane McElligott & Brian Ward 
  • Closing date for bookings - 18th Apr (or when it is FULL)

HOWTH course has a few places remaining, so if you are interested we advise you get your booking in fast ...

  • Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th March 2022
  • Howth Yacht Club, Dublin
  • Instructor Trainer is Dave Garvey & Kevin Rahill
  • Closing date for bookings - 4th March (or when it is FULL)

If you would like any advise an eligibility or the training please contact Dave Garvey, Irish Sailing Training Development Officer directly on

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