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.

Dates 2021

The dinghy sailing courses for adults takes place on the weekend of

  • August Course: August 7th - 8th (Sat & Sun)
    Suitable for beginners and those who wish to build on their skills from the May course

(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. 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.

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.