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Sailing and ISA Sailing Courses

Dunmore East is renowned for its sailing activities, and many National and International events have been hosted here over the years.  

Intermediates and experts are suitably challenged with our Topaz sailing system.

Test the water for a day or go the whole distance with one of our certified course. Courses run from a two hour taster to a full weeks tuition. Get on the fast track from beginners' basics through to sailing like an expert in simple graduated stages.

KIDS SAILING CAMPS

AGES 7 - 10 YEARS

We have added Topper europtis to our inventory, and developed a sailing course to encourage 7 - 10 year old kids to the thrill of sailing small boats. 

OBJECTIVE: The course is aimed at developing confidence, and is an excellent pre-sailing course. No previous experience is necessary, and all equipment is supplied. An ISA 'Taste of Sailing' certificate is awarded to all the participants in our awards ceremony on Friday afternoon. 

COURSE DURATION: 5 days, Mon-Fri, other days and times can be organised on request.

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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Sailing Dunmore East summer camp 
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TASTE OF SAILING

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 a two day period. Ideal taster before you commit to one of our week long or other two day courses, but guaranteed to give you the sailing bug!

COURSE DURATION: 2 days, Saturday/Sunday and Monday/Tuesday of every week. Times: 9.30am - 3pm. Please call the office for further details, other days and times can be organised on request.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this brief introductory course is to give you a positive introduction to the thrill of sailing.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: No previous knowledge or experience is required.

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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START SAILING (Level 1)

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.


COURSE DURATION :  

Option 1: Five Days, 9.30am - 3pm, (It can be) Monday - Friday, other days and times can be organised on request.

PRICE: Please contact us for details 

Option 2: Two days of your choice.

PRICEPlease contact us for details 

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this course you will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from your instructor.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: No previous knowledge required.

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 Sailing Dunmore East sailing course
 

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BASIC SKILLS (Level Two)

Having picked up the basic skills on a level one 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.


COURSE DURATION : Five Days - Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3pm, other days and times can be organised on request.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this course you will be sailing on your own in light wind conditions without the assistance of your instructor.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: You should be able to demonstrate the skill and knowledge included in your Start Sailing Course.

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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IMPROVING SKILLS (Level Three)

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.


COURSE DURATION : Five Days - Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 3pm, other days and times can be organised on request. 

OBJECTIVE: To develop the skills and knowledge you need in order to set up and sail a small boat more effectively in moderate conditions.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: You will be expected to have completed, or have experience equivalent to, the Basic Skills course and have been sailing regularly between courses.

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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ADVANCED BOAT HANDLING (Level Four)

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.

COURSE DURATION: Five Days, 9.30 am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday, other days and times can be organised on request.

OBJECTIVE: To develop advanced boat handling and tuning skills and prepare you to sail flat out in strong winds.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: You  must have completed the Improving Skills course (Level 3) and have been sailing on a regular basis. If you have not been sailing regularly, you will need to do so prior to the course.

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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KITES & WIRES 1

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.

COURSE DURATION: Five days, 9.30 am - 3pm  other days and times can be organised on request.

OBJECTIVE: To introduce you to the thrills and spills of sailing with spinnakers and trapezes.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: You will be expected to have completed or have experience equivalent to the Improving Skills course (Level 3).

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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 Sailing Dunmore East omega
 

Sailing Dunmore East Xenon 

 

KITES & WIRES 2

With this course we take you further on the road to competent spinnaker and trapeze work.

COURSE DURATION: Five days, 9.30 am - 3pm other days and times can be organised on request.

OBJECTIVE: To introduce you to the thrills and spills of sailing with spinnakers and trapezes, in stronger winds.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: 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.

PRICE: Please contact us for details

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All courses are fully approved and certified by the Irish Sailing Association.

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