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Irish National Sailing School

March Mini-Term Junior Club (11-14 Years AM)

Start Date: March 2, 2024
The Junior Club – Saturday Sailing during the School Term consists of two terms mirroring the academic year. These terms are broken down into sections which allows you to spread the cost of the programme and for sailors to try out shorter blocks without a large financial commitment.

Overview

Course Title :
March Mini-Term
Times of Attendance :
10am-1pm
Age Groups :
11-14 Years

Saturday Junior Club

Age Groups: 7-10 Years | 11-14 Years | 15-17 Years

The Junior Club – Saturday Sailing during the School Term consists of two terms mirroring the academic year. These terms are broken down into sections which allows you to spread the cost of the programme and for sailors to try out shorter blocks without a large financial commitment.

Sailors can choose from morning or afternoon attendance, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm.

Spring/Summer Term 2024

March Mini-Term

  • Saturday 2nd, Saturday 9th, Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd March.

Sailors choose from two times of attendance, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm. The cost for the 4 Saturdays is €120. Online booking opens shortly.

What to Bring

We’re asking that children arrive in their wetsuit ready to participate in the activity if they can. Nevertheless, the following items are required:

  • Change of clothes and shower gear – in case they get very cold
  • Footwear that you don’t mind if they get wet, old runners would be ideal
  • Rain jacket – even for when it’s not raining, it will keep a lot of the wind off
  • Woolly hat for cooler days
  • Wetsuit – either your child’s own one or you can borrow one from us for the duration of the term, bringing it home each day.

Wetsuit Rental – Included

Collection of the wetsuit can take place in the week preceding the start of the first date, including the Saturday of the weekend before. We’ll be open 9am-5pm each day, Monday-Saturday.

  • star ratingCompetent Crew Course - Excellent Instructor - Having done a few courses with the INSS over the summer of 2023, and some sailing on the Mediterranean, doing the Competent Crew course with others who were doing the Day Skipper course at the same time was the highlight of my time learning how to sail. The reason it was the highlight was largely due to the course instructor Shona O'Dowd (I made certain to get her full name before leaving to give her the credit she deserved). Huge knowledge and experience mixed with a great attitude, with friendliness, patience and approachability making Shona stand out and make each day of the course something to look forward to regardless of weather or experience level. Shona guided practical use of all facets of sailing knowledge excellently and never micromanaged or tried to exert too much control, thereby never limiting the learning that can take place for students.

    This teaching style is difficult to find, having seen a variety of instructors and their styles, in different countries and even within the INSS, and so you will be very lucky if you get Shona on your boat when it comes your turn to learn the ropes (literally). All in all, the Competent Crew course was very enjoyable, and I just wanted to give credit where it was due.

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  • star ratingGreat sailing school in the tidal waters of Dublin Bay - I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and I cannot praise Gary's teaching style highly enough. We covered the syllabus with clear, safety-focused instructions, followed by lots of hands-on practice. He was patient when things didn't always go right first time, and challenged us to step up our skills when he thought we were ready. We got lots and lots of sailing in conditions ranging from 10 to 30 knots of wind, and the Beaufort Venture is a comfortable and forgiving boat to sail. I won't name check my wonderful shipmates, but I can say that after this week of instruction and encouragement I've raised my sailing ambitions to a higher level. The INSS under Kenny Rumball are super-well organised, and supported us with all the advice, equipment, clothing and food we needed. A great week, and I strongly recommend the INSS to anyone wanting to start sailing or to build their skills.

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  • star ratingGreat atmosphere - Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

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    24/06/2020
  • star ratingAdvanced Power Boat Course - I would recommend anyone looking to improve their skills to attend this course. Excellent facilities, boats and really good instruction. Good craic with the group too. Will definitely do this again even though I got the cert.

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  • star ratingReally lovely staff, super friendly. Would highly recommend the kayak and paddle board rentals! Great with a small group or big group.

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    25/06/2020
  • star ratingAmazing! Well worth it and I enjoyed every bit of it! - Firstly, Jess (our instructor) was amazing! I was a bit nervous starting this course as I didn't know what to expect but Jess made it so easy to understand everything and I absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! As a result, I'll be booking more courses with them soon.

    I think the school is excellent, the structure of the courses are excellent and the instructors are very very good at what they do and I just want to thank Jess and everyone else involved for not only making it an excellent weekend but also giving me an interest in something that I want to stick with for the rest of my life!

    If there were 100 stars to choose from instead of just 5, I'd choose 110 ;)

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