SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Taste of Yachting - Youth

  • Course ID: Y210
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Competent Crew

This course is for young people aged 13-17 who wish to try yacht sailing. The session is geared towards fun and is a gentle introduction to sailing and the wonderful Cork Harbour.

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Length of Course Eight hours.
Objective Gain an appreciation of what yacht sailing entails.
Location Cork Harbour
Equipment Included The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member. Waterproofs are available on request.
What to bring Warm clothes, rain proof jacket and pants, sea boots or runners.
Meals Snacks and drinks at break time. Delicious home cooked lunch served on board.
Syllabus

Basic knowledge of sea terms. Introduction to steering. Introduction to sail handling. Introduction to ropework. Demonstration of navigation and pilotage.

Course Brands Wild Atlantic Way
Tags Yacht Sailing. Yachtmaster. Cork Harbour. Navigation. Holy Grounder.

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We are in the process of buying a yacht so we, as a family, decided to do the right thing and take lessons on how to sail it correctly. We are all novices in the sailing department so five of us went out today with Peter Scallan and we had a great day. He asked us up front what we wanted from the day and at this stage I feel we have been given a good base to build from when we decide to take further tuition. Peter is a great instructor and seems to have an intuitive feel for what each person is capable of and adapts accordingly. On top of that he's just a really nice guy and we got on very well with him. The family were discussing the day over a few pints (as you do), and I think we all agreed we left the berth in the morning as a family, but we returned the boat in the evening as a crew and that was all down to the tuition from Peter. In addition to all the sailing, we anchored up and had a delicious lunch cooked from scratch by Jo and as the main cook and bottle washer in my own house I have to say bravo chef. I highly recommend the professional but relaxed setup at Sailcork.

 

Brian F

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