*Booking For Sailing Courses Is Now Live Here*
The Pathway was launched in 2021 and aims to pull together all aspects of Youth sailing in the club to ensure that youth members of all abilities have the opportunity to further their skills and enhance their enjoyment of sailing and boating, ultimately gaining a varied set of skills and friendships for life.
We welcome non members through our Try Sailing programme which gives families time to decide if they enjoy the sport before committing to membership. We also have a fleet of club boats for use and hire to allow people try before committing.
Our Youth Pathway Channels For 2022
A number of structured courses and programmes take place during the warmer months for sailors of all abilities from the ages of 7 upwards. These include-
- Try Sailing: Ages 7 to 16 – Monday evenings in May, free for members and €100 for non-members which is refundable if you join later in the year. (Details to follow)
- Cadet Club: 12 & Under – Monday Evenings From June To September (Details to follow)
- Sailing Courses: 8 & Over – 2 Weeks From July 18th To 29th (Follows Irish Sailing Syllabus) Members only, new members are welcome. *Booking for sailing courses is now live here.*
Please contact Miriam McMahon in the club office for details on all of these programmes.
Junior Sailing Academy
Established as a pilot programme in 2019, the ‘JSA’ provides an enjoyable entry point into or back into sailing for 12 – 16 year old secondary school going sailors. Activities include supervised fun sailing, exposure to various club boats from kayaks to 1720s, beach trips encompassing passage planning, weather & tide analysis etc. and overnight camping trips
The programme is a feeder back into the various fleets in the club from oppies through to keelboats. Details on the programme will follow later this Spring.
Skills For Life
This programme will provide youth sailors of all ages up to 25 with fundamental skills of sailing and boating. The programme comprises of 7 core modules with further details in each of the links below. Sailors can do one or all of these modules and they are designed to compliment existing sailing that sailors are partaking in.
- Introduction To Navigation & Weather
- Appreciation Of Offshore Sailing
- Experience Of Roles On A Keelboat
- Team Racing
- Boat Repairs & Maintenance – The Basics
- TY Instructor Courses
- Skilling Up For Race Management Duties
Given the array of modules on offer, it is not envisaged that a sailor take on all modules in one year; we recommend a pick n mix approach over of a number of years. Again, details on the programme will follow later this Spring.
Our year-round racing and coaching pathways are well established. This is the channel where sailing becomes that bit more competitive. Current established fleets are Optimists, Toppers, Lasers, 29ers, National 18s and Keelboats. We hope to redevelop our double handed dinghies like RS200s in the coming years. For more information, please contact the class captains, no need to register above unless partaking in other pathway channels.
Still Not Sure?
This pathway map aims to provide clarity and points of reference and contact for all aspects of activity within the club pathway.