Adult Dinghy Courses
Mayo 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.
Try 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 courses for adults takes place on the weekends of:
- May Course: May 12th - 13th (Sat & Sun)
- June Course: June 9th - 10th (Sat & Sun)
(10am-4.30pm each day, approx)
Cost Per course
- €99 for Mayo Sailing Club members
- €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. Members can avail of a reduced rate for the course by logging into their account and booking the course. If you're new to the club the special offer rate of €150 for non-members also includes introductory membership of the club for the year.
What People Say!
I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the course at the weekend and to thank you for organising it. I thought the lads were very professional and thorough. They picked up on lots of little things I was doing wrong that were making life uncomfortable for me in the boat and I felt much more confident at the end of the weekend. I also think it helped that the group as a whole were very positive and sociable and the two days flew by.
Thank you! The weekend was wonderful, the weather was wonderful, the company was wonderful and the sailing was wonderful. What more can I say.
Great course!! We had a brilliant time and learned a lot from our amazing instructors. Thanks a million!
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.