Adventure Sailing

Adventure Sailing

Adventure Sailing

Learn to Sail - (13-18yrs)

Learn to Sail - (13-18yrs)


Our Learn to Sail teenager programme is based on the Irish Sailing Association’s Small Boat Sailing Scheme. These courses cater for absolute beginners through to people who have keelboat or dinghy sailing experience but want to improve their skills and become more independent sailors.

Our Learn to Sail courses for teenagers are run over five days from Monday to Friday. A five-day course allows a more relaxed approached to learning to sail than our adult courses which are completed in four half-day lessons.

We provide personal safety equipment and wet weather gear for use during the course. You will also receive a logbook which outlines the skills you will learn. The logbook should be used to keep a record of your training and any sailing experience you gain after completing the course.

ISA Course modules

The ISA Course modules we follow in our Learn to Sail programme are:-

  • Start Sailing
  • Basic Skills
  • Improving Skills

More Information

For more information on these course modules please follow this link to the ISA website.

J24 keelboats

All our sailing takes place in J24 keelboats. These 24 foot long (7.3m) boats are the world’s most popular keelboat class and are designed to be sailed by four to six people. To ensure that you get the most out of your Learn to Sail course, each boat will have a qualified ISA Instructor with a maximum of five trainees.



John Mahon

John is qualified as a Keelboat, Dinghy, Windsurfing & Powerboat Instructor. He has a degree in Sports Management and several years experience as an instructor.

Orlagh Thompson

Orlagh is studying Sociology in Trinity College. She is an active keelboat and dinghy sailor, who has represented Ireland at World Championship level.

Thomas Natin

Thomas is studying for his Leaving Certificate in Dublin. He is an active keelboat and dinghy sailor, and has been involved in instructing and coaching sailing for two years.

You engendered a culture of inclusion and a "buzz" that allowed all the children to experience sailing and its camaraderie as it should be.


Our two girls loved their sailing course.