Start Sailing

  • Course ID: D210
  • Discipline: Dinghy Sailing
  • Level: Level 1

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.

Course Brands ISA
Tags Dinghy Sailing|Fun|Junior|Youth
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