Basic Skills

  • Course ID: D220
  • Discipline: Dinghy Sailing
  • Level: Level 2

This course sets you up as an independent sailor, in charge of your own boat. The course takes place under the careful and expert tuition of Eddie English and the SailCork instructors in the safe and sheltered water of East Ferry.


Accreditation ISA SBSS Basic Skills
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, Topaz Duo etc.
Length of Course 2 weeks - each 5 days 10:00-16:30. First morning is a 09:30 start to go through COVID procedures.
Objective By the end of the course you will have a basic knowledge and be capable of safely sailing a dinghy in light winds.
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.

Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge

Pre Course Sailing skills and knowledge to the level of Start Sailing.
Course Brands ISA
Tags Dinghy Sailing|Fun|Junior|Youth
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