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