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Whether you are new to sailing, need a refresher, or wish to expand your sailing skills, we have Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Certified Courses available that are perfect for you.
Carlingford Sail Training Centre has promoted sailing and sailing instruction since its inception in 2002. Racing, cruising, adult learn to sail programs, and summer sailing camps for children have long been part of the on-water activities enjoyed on Carlingford Lough.
The Lough and Harbour provide protected sailing areas for novices as well as open water challenges for advanced students. Learn to sail while taking in magnificent views of Slieve Foy and the Mourne Mountains and soak in the beauty of our sunsets. This area is ideally suited to learning the sport of sailing, from basic techniques to coastal cruising, navigation and chartering.
CSTC have ISA certified instructors are experienced sailors who will teach you to sail confidently and safely while having fun learning a sport that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
CSTC, is an ISA certified facility, you can experience the class and boat style to make you comfortable with sailing on the level you desire. For those who may want to start from the beginning, as so many young sailors have, or would like to become involved with racing sailboats, we offer sessions aboard a tiller boat with an outboard, a J24.
For those who want to get into a cruising boat faster, you can experience a boat 32ft with wheel steering and inboard diesel engine. This option provides a very stable platform for those seeking a certain level of comfort.
We offer choices that not only will teach you how to sail but give boat options that suit your future plans. Our small group classes are taught on weekends and include classroom instruction and on the water participation. The average day involves around five hours of hands on sailing.
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