Adult Sailing Courses

Adult Sailing Courses MayoMayo Sailing Club offers sailing courses for adults who may have never sailed before or as is often the case, those who have crewed on larger boats for many years and who now wish to deepen their knowledge of sailing and try helming themselves.

Give sailing a go - Dinghy sailing

Dinghies are smaller sailing boats and are usually single or double-handed. This weekend course is for adults who have never sailed before and also for those with some experience or who have crewed on boats and who now wish to deepen their understanding of sailing and try helming themselves.

It will begin on dry land, introducing participants to a dinghy, the different parts of it, and the principles of sailing. There’s no substitute for actually getting on the water and everyone will get actual sailing experience as soon as possible.

At first this will be in sheltered water, close to land. Day two will take place almost entirely on the water. The sailing instructor is fully qualified and experienced. Full safety cover will also be provided including club boats on the water to give ongoing support and any necessary assistance.
The dinghy sailing course for adults takes place on the weekend of:

  • Saturday 26th Aug 2017
  • Sunday 27th Aug 2017

         (10am-4.30pm each day, approx)

The cost is €99 for Mayo Sailing Club members and €150 for non members. This includes the provision of a dinghy for both days.

A wetsuit and buoyancy aid will be required – the Club has a limited number of buoyancy aids which will be made available.

Advance booking is essential. To Book course click here

Please note: where the minimum quota of participants required to schedule the course is not met, Mayo Sailing Club reserve the right to cancel a course and issue refunds where applicable.

Mayo Sailing Club

Mayo Sailing Club is located in Rosmoney, about 10 minutes from Westport Town. It’s a thriving and vibrant sailing club with a beautiful clubhouse overlooking the inner bay. There are fleets of both yachts (cruisers) and dinghies, with racing on Thursdays for yachts and on both Tuesdays for dinghies.

It is a family friendly club with a strong social programme. On each summer bank holiday weekend the Club has excursions to Clare Island (June Bank Holiday) and Inisbofin (August Bank Holiday). Mayo Sailing Club regularly hosts yacht and dinghy racing championships.