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Irish National Sailing School

Dinghy Level 1: Start Sailing

Overview

Course Title :
Dinghy Level 1: Start Sailing
Boat :
RS Zest
Certification :
RYA Dinghy Level 1
Cost :
€250
Course Duration :
2 days
Course Times :
9.30am-5.30pm

This Start Sailing Course introduces you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet, then dinghies are for you! Want to stay dry – try our beginner keelboat course for adults.

This course runs on the syllabus of Royal Yachting Association Level 1 and comprises of 12 hours tuition, over two days. Running from 9.30am until 5.30pm with a break for lunch.

Put simply we start at the beginning – it is assumed that all participants have no previous dinghy sailing experience but are water confident and have a can-do attitude with regard to getting to grips with life aboard a small dinghy!

The course syllabus includes:

  • Learning how to rig (Assembling your boat)
  • Pre-launch safety checks.
  • What clothing is the right clothing to wear?
  • Weather – what conditions are safe for me?
  • Turning the boat around – Tacking and Gybing.
  • Setting the sails according to what angle you’re sailing at to the wind.
  • Capsize recovery – Getting the boat back upright!
  • Learning how to determine the direction the wind is coming from.
  • Ropework!

The course leads to RYA Start Sailing Certification – Dinghy Level 2.

The Boat

Your training boat is the RS Zest – a versatile dinghy designed with sailing training in mind, complete with reefable sail and plenty of cockpit space for you to get comfortable in.

What to Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Shower gear
  • Towel
  • Spare pair of clothes
  • Packed lunch

We provide

  • Wetsuit
  • Lifejacket / buoyancy Aid to
  • Waterproof jackets

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

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