Sailing

Dunmore East is traditionally known as an excellent place to ‘learn the ropes’ of Sailing.

At Dunmore Adventure we hold the highest qualification in sail training, and offer sail training courses from complete beginner to professional level.

Our courses are recognized by the Irish Sailing Association using the Small Boat Sailing Scheme.

The different levels go as follows:

‘Have a go’ 2 hr

Have you always wanted to give sailing a go, but don’t want to commit to a course, or have sailed before but don’t have access to equipment or rescue? Then our ‘Have a go’ 2 hr session is for you! We will provide rescue cover and an instructor to keep you steering in the right direction, no pressure just plain sailing!

KIDS: €35 per person ADULTS: €40 per person

 

ISA CERTIFICATE COURSES

All prices include ISA log books

Taste of Sailing

 

Duration: 1 day

Price: €90

It does exactly as it says on the tin! With this course you will be given taste of the thrilling sport of sailing, and learn the basics over one day. Ideal taster before you commit to one of our week long or other two day courses, but guaranteed to give you the sailing bug!

 

Start Sailing

Duration: 2 day or five day

Price: POA

Never sailed before or have done one or two sessions and would like to learn more? Then this is the course for you. Start Sailing courses run over two or five days and give you a tremendous opportunity to learn new skills, putting them into action in our new fleet of Topaz Dinghies.

 

Basic Skills

Duration: 5 days

Price: POA

Having picked up the basic skills on a Start Sailing course, you are now ready to expand your horizons. During this course we concentrate on boat handling and seamanship skills. By the end of the course you should be confident to helm your own dinghy in moderate wind strengths.

 

Improving Skills

Duration: 5 days

Price POA

If you have got to grips with basic skills in light - moderate winds and now want to move on and develop your boat handling, seamanship and confidence, this course is ideal. Plenty of time spent on practical hands on sailing. We will also introduce you to the ultimate rush in the Topaz Omega, and have you hanging from a trapeze by the end of the week. We will also cover all relevant theory such as basic navigation, tides, safety and weather.

 

Advanced Boat Handling

Duration: 5 Days

Price: POA

This is a fully comprehensive advanced course, designed to train you in the fields of rigging, tuning your boat to maximise performance, getting the best out of your boat in planing conditions, maximising boat speed in waves, and generally improve your overall speed and sailing know-how.

 

Kites and Wires 1

Duration: 5 Days

Price: POA

A fantastic introduction to the skills needed to sail with spinnakers and trapezes. In the duration of the week we will bring you through the fundamentals of rigging and sailing with asymmetric and conventional spinnakers,and crewing with trapeze wires.

 

Kites and Wires 2

Duration: 5 Days

Price POA

With this course we take you further on the road to competent spinnaker and trapeze work. You will be expected to have completed or have experience equivalent to the Improving Skills ( Level3) course. AND one other course at that level eg kites & wires 1.

 

Private Sailing Tuition (per hour) : €75

10% Discount applies for families with 2+ children booking a weekly course.

All sailing sessions require minimum numbers and are subject to availability and weather.