Adventure Sailing

Adventure Sailing

Adventure Sailing

Let’s Go Sailing

Let’s Go Sailing


To complement our adult Learn to Sail courses, we also provide opportunities to go sailing and practise what you have learnt. The ISA recommends that all trainees gain experience outside structured courses and that a record of this experience is kept in their logbook.

To ensure the safety of sailors and equipment, all boats must have an experienced person on board at all times. The role of the “Skipper” is to make decisions on safety, provide informal advice about sailing and to generally ensure that everybody on board is enjoying themselves.

Skippers on most sailing boats are volunteers who are passionate about sailing and want to develop a team of people to sail with them on a regular basis. As you gain experience, you will have the opportunity to sail with a number of different skippers in Adventure Sailing and possibly some of the local sailing clubs.

The duration of Let’s Go Sailing trips will be decided by the Skipper and is also dependent on tides and weather forecasts. Generally, short trips will last 2-3 hours. It is also possible for more experienced sailors to do day trips to local harbours like Howth, Skerries and Dun Laoghaire.

We provide buoyancy aids/life jackets for everybody on board our boats. Wet weather gear is also available to hire if you decide not to invest in your own.



Brian McDowell

Brian has almost forty years experience in Dinghy & Keelboat Sailing. He was Centre Principal in Malahide Yacht Club when it was short listed for ISA Training Centre of the Year in 2013.

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.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. There was a nice relaxed atmosphere on board the boat and we enjoyed the banter in the club afterwards.