Dinghy Sailing

What is Dinghy Sailing?

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.

What is Keelboat Sailing?

Keelboats are open sailing boats. Keelboats offer more space and stability than dinghies and catamarans while still making great boats all sorts of activities like trips or racing for people who like to keep (relatively) dry. Keelboats allow you to sail with a number of other people. This, and exciting performance, is why keelboats now make up some of the biggest and most active racing fleets in Ireland.

What is Catamaran Sailing?

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.

Why do an Irish Sailing Training Course?

An Irish Sailing training course provides the ideal way to get afloat for the first time, or to build on skills you already have. All courses are run to a syllabus used all over Ireland and will be lead by a trained and qualified Irish Sailing Instructor. Each course is carefully designed to provide you with all of the skills and confidence you need to get you out on the water and to get the most out of your boating.

Where can I try?


Course Syllabi

Please click on each of the links below to download each of the required course syllabi.


    Basic Courses      Advanced Courses
   Taste of Sailing     Advanced Boat Handling
   Start Sailing     Adventure Skills
   Basic Skills     Kites & Wires
   Improving Skills      Start Racing


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