Cara na Mara

Irish Sailing Cara na Mara

An on the water and shoreside training programme that delivers the basics sailing skills, seamanship, environmental awareness and science for 6 to 10 year olds.

Cara na Mara is a child focused approach to introducing sailing to children, allowing children to discover, explore and practice the skills and knowledge they will need as sailors while under the leadership and supervision of Irish Sailing qualified instructors and within an Irish Sailing recognised training centre. There is a strong emphasis on allowing the sailors to appreciate and enjoy the water and outdoor environment safely.

The skills and knowledge tie into the National School Curriculum. Here are the current recognised training centres that runs the Cara na Mara programme.

Heir Island Sailing School www.heirislandsailingschool.com Co. Cork
Kinsale O.E.C. www.kinsaleoutdoors.com Co. Cork
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club www.mbsc.ie Co. Cork
Royal Cork Yacht Club www.royalcork.com Co. Cork
The Oysterhaven Centre www.oysterhaven.com Co. Cork
Howth Yacht Club www.hyc.ie Co. Dublin
Malahide Yacht Club www.myc.ie Co. Dublin
National Yacht Club www.nyc.ie Co. Dublin
Rush Sailing Club www.rushsc.ie Co. Dublin
Scouting Ireland - 8uCalafort Dun Laoghaire www.8ucalafort.org Co. Dublin
Clifden Boat Club www.clifdenboatclub.com Co. Galway
Tralee Bay Maritime Centre Ltd. www.traleebaymaritimecentre.ie Co. Kerry
Lough Derg Yacht Club www.ldyc.ie Co. Tipperary
Lough Ree Yacht Club www.lryc.ie Co. Westmeath
Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club www.whbtc.ie Co. Wexford
Bray Sailing Club www.braysailingclub.ie/training Co. Wicklow
Jack's Hole Sailing Club   Co. Wicklow
Wicklow Sailing Club www.wicklowsailingclub.com Co. Wicklow