This course introduces elements of all the skills you will need to become a competent sailor. The course takes place in the sheltered safe waters of East Ferry under expert tuition of SailCork instructors.
|Accreditation||ISA SBSS Start Sailing|
|Boat||SailCork's fleet of dinghies including single handers and safe specially built training boats to fast exhilarating racing dinghies. RS Vision 16, Raider 18, Walker Bay, Topaz, Pico etc.|
|Length of Course||5 days 10:00-16:30. First morning is a 09:30 start to go through COVID procedures.|
|Objective||You will be able to sail in light winds with assistance from your instructor|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry near Cobh in Cork Harbour, with sheltered and safe waters suitable for sailing in all weather. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms and easy access to the water for dinghies.|
|Equipment Included||Boat. Buoyancy aid. Wetsuit available for hire if required.|
|What to bring||1. Wear wetsuit and booties from home. 2. Can or rain jacket + pants 3. Change of clothes, runners and a towel in a bag, named. 4. Lunch in a plastic box and drink, named. No phones or money allowed in the changing rooms. Please hand in to the Senior Instructor.|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch in a plastic box and a drink named. As we picnic some days, a plastic box is essential. Rubbish to be packed for disposal at home. We have a Leave no Trace policy as we respect the environment.|
How to sail in all directions. Awareness of launching and recovering.