Adult Sailing Courses

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Stepping into the world of sailing for the first time is exciting and exhilarating. These practical on-the-water courses build confidence, teaching you everything from basic terminology and safety tips to handling sails. You'll become a useful crew member, and even take the helm for the first time.

Competent Crew

Day Skippers

Yacht Masters Course

National Power Boat 

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

  

Sails
 

Competent Crew

Through this course, you will have the opportunity to push your skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. The aim of the ISA Competent Crew course is to provide an introduction to the world of sail cruising in a positive and structured manner. The course is as much about getting to grips with living aboard a cruising boat as it is about learning to sail. By the end of the course the sailors should be able to take their place as a competent, safe member of crew aboard a sailing yacht.
Assessment is continuous through the course. No previous experience or knowledge of sailing is required or assumed.
Competent Crew certificates will be awarded following successful course completion.
Contact us today to learn more about each of our course offerings.

Sailboat Deck
 

Day Skippers Course

As one of our most popular offerings, we recommend signing up for this course as early as possible as it tends to fill up quickly. The aim of the ISA Day Skipper (Sail) course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to skipper a sailing yacht by day in waters with which you are familiar. This Course is completed on a 32ft Bavaria Yacht. Assessment is continuous through the course. There will be a practical assessment of boat handling skills and a short written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out.

 

Yacht Masters Course

The aim of the ISA Yachtmaster Coastal (Sail) course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to skipper a sailing yacht by night and day in waters with which they are not familiar. This course will require experience and competence. 
Assessment is continuous through the course. There will be a formal practical assessment of boat handling skills and a short written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.
The ISA Yachtmaster Coastal (Sail) Sea-based Course Attendance Certificate may only be awarded following successful course completion.

 

Power Boat Course

Powerboats, speedboats and RIBs offer a fast, exciting and versatile way of getting into boating. Because of their speed and because they can easily towed behind a car they are great for trips and exploring both at home and on holiday. Powerboats provide a popular, relatively affordable and exciting way of getting afloat. They are perfects for families wanting to get afloat and explore, picnic, ski or dive.

Our National Powerboat will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to safely, and effectively, skipper an open powerboat, by day, on inland and coastal waters with which you are familiar. 

Our Irish Sailing training course provides the ideal way to get afloat for the first

time, or to build on skills you already have. 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.

Introduction to Powerboating

National Powerboat Certificate 

Coastal Navigation for Small Boats

Advanced Powerboat Certificate

Safety Boat Certificate -

Intermediate Certificate 

 

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft was established under resolution No. 40 of the Working Party on Inland Water Transport for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It is more commonly known as the International Certificate of Competency or ICC.

The certificate provides boat owners and people wishing to charter boats with an internationally recognised document certifying their competence to skipper a boat for recreational use.


The ICC details the type of craft for which the certificate is issued as either sail or motor. Certificates are marked and issued according to the type of craft for which the applicant holds an ISA certificate of competency (Appendix 1) or in which the direct assessment was conducted. In addition where an applicant has demonstrated the required degree of competency in:

  • a sailing boat with auxiliary motor or,

  • both sailing boat and motor boats, their certificate may be marked for both sail and motor.

 

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