Dinghies are small open sailing boats which are great for day sailing, having fun and racing. They are a popular, affordable and exciting way of getting afloat. Nearly all of the sailing clubs and Training Centres will use sailing dinghies making them really accessible.
keelboat is larger than a dinghy and more stable. They are a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but generally not as big as a cruising yacht. They have a fixed keel which stops the boat from capsizing.
Catamarans are small open sailing boats with two narrow hulls. Catamarans offer fast exciting sailing and while they are great when used for racing, due to their speed and stability they make great family boats for trips or just having some craic. There are relatively few sailing clubs and Training Centres using catamarans in Ireland making them a bit of a speciality.
Please click on each of the links below to download each of the required course syllabi.
Where can I try without commiting to training?
Many of the clubs and training centres provide oppotunities for newcomers to "give it a try" with no commitment. Head over to www.trysailing.ie.