Courses

Sligo Yacht Club run a variety of Junior and Adult Sailing Courses throught the sailing season.

Booking is now open for our Junior Sailing Courses. These are for children aged 9 and older. The courses are week long, Monday to Friday from 9:30-4:30. See more information and dates in our booking application.

We hope to run weekend courses for Adults n 2021 but are unable to confirm dates until further information is available from the government.

Please visit our booking application for details of dates and costs.

Booking Conditions for the Junior Sailing Course

SYC reserve the right to cancel a course if there are insufficient bookings.  Fees will be refunded if we cancel a course. 

All trainees agree to abide by the Sligo Yacht Club Code of Conduct.  

Sailing is a weather dependant sport and every effort will be made to make the best use of the prevailing and forecast conditions at the time of the course. However, safety is paramount and sailing may be curtailed due to adverse weather conditions.

Trainees or their legal guardians (in the case of trainees under 18yrs of age) agree that SYC may take their photograph or videos during the course and may use such material for training or on our website or other publicity material.

Sailing Gear for dingy courses:

  • Hand sanitizer (new for 2020)
  • Wetsuit: half or full, full helps against knocks and bruises climbing in and out of boats.
  • Cag: A weather/wind protector jacket (not essential)
  • Buoyancy Aid: snug, secure fit.
  • Wetsuit booties are ideal, but an old pair of trainers will do. They are to protect the feet when launching boats and aid warmth.
  • Swimwear for under the wetsuit.
  • Rash Vest: helps prevent friction with the salt water and neoprene.
  • Any medication taken, such as inhalers
  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Glasses (secure fit – likely to get dropped in water.)
  • Warm, woolly hat. Helps protect against knocks (from boom mostly!)
  • Sailing Gloves: fingerless gloves are useful.
  • Suitable warm change of clothing for after sailing. e.g. hoodie/fleece.
  • Long hair: please tie-up.

There will be days when weather conditions will prevent some or all course participants going on the water. This cannot be avoided and outdoor shore-based activities will be organised in lieu.

All possessions should be taken home every evening and sailing gear should be rinsed.