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. 

Dinghy, Keelboat and Catamaran Sailing training come under the Irish Sailing Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS).


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.

Keelboat Sailing?

 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. 

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.

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


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.

The Irish Sailing Passport is an online skills tracking, certification and logbook system. 

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