Training Centre of the Year Shortlist

Training Centre of the Year Shortlist

Training Centre of the Year Shortlist 

The Irish Sailing TRAINING CENTRE OF THE YEAR is one of the most popular categories on the night  of the Awards. Each of the nominees listed below is a regional winner and goes forward for the overall nomination of Training Centre of the Year.   


Courtown Sailing Club, Wexford (East Region winner) 

Courtown have had a very strong investment in their up-and-coming instructors over the last number of years. They have an efficient pathway for them as well as implementation of proper training for pre-entry. As such this has fed directly into the delivery of their training programmes as demonstrated by the really nice and friendly team of instructors.  


Gecko Adventures, Cork (South Region winner) 

Established in 2018 as a windsurfing and multi-activity Training Centre, they have now developed to now also include Sailing and Powerboating and have become an Irish Sailing Training Centre in 2021. They are an innovative centre who over the past two years they have continued to expand and upgrade their fleet and developed an Academy programme for 13 – 17 year olds. 


Galway Hooker Sailing Club, Galway (West Region winner) 

Although they are a relatively new Club and Training Centre compared to the long history of the boats themselves, there is a great drive for training across powerboating and keelboat sailing. Everyone is hands on deck involved in developing each other’s skills and knowledge. With 58% female membership, they work with local schools and Simon community groups to provide training courses to the community. 

You Can Receive Our Round Up News Email


Any changes to syllabus, law or influences that effect training centres, clubs and classes
will be posted as OFFICIAL Notices or TRAINING NOTICES and listed here.