Adult Sailing Course


Adult sailing 2018 programme

  1. Dinghy taster day : €70 per person
  2. Yacht (keelboat) taster day : €95 per person
  3. Start dinghy sailing weekend : €169 per person
  4. Start yachting weekend : €200 per person
  5. Summer Yacht sailing evenings €60 per person
  6. 5 day competent crew or day skipper courses contact David O' Connor (www.wildwestsailing.com)

Adult sailing courses at MSC will give you a wonderful foundation in the sport of sailing. We will teach you the basics and make sure you are ready to progress to the next levels in sailing if you so wish.

For more information see below or contact Noelle:

087 135 5565 or noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie

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Dinghy taster daY

Day course : €70 per person

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed shortly

Must be booked in advance.

Our dinghy taster day is a fun and relaxed introduction to dinghy sailing in Mullaghmore bay. You will learn the basics of dinghy sailing in our club boats.

The course will include:

  • How to rig a boat
  • Launch safely
  • Read weather conditions
  • Turn your dinghy ( tacking and gybing )
  • How to set your sail for correct wind direction
  • Capsize recovery 
  • Ropework 

What to bring :

  • Packed lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Wetsuit
  • Suncream (always optimistic at MSC)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Spare clothes

Yacht (keelboat) taster day

Day long course: €95 per person ( min 2, max 4 per instructor) 

A  yacht sailing taster day will teach you new skills and leave you with a great sense of achievement. Taster days run from 10 to 5 on designated Saturdays (weather permitting), and must be booked a week in advance.

Experience the thrill of helming a modern yacht in the beautiful sailing waters of Mullaghmore bay. Whether you are a novice to sailing or looking to increase your skill in keelboat sailing, we take pride in passing on our knowledge to you in a relaxed enjoyable environment. 

What to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Suncream (always optimistic at MSC)
  • Spare clothes
  • Towel
  • Jacket or Windbreaker (can be cold out there)

Start dinghy sailing weekend

Weekend long course : €169 per person

Times :  Saturday - 10 - 5pm, Sunday - 10 - 5pm

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed shortly

Must be booked one week in advance

Beginner courses at MSC are fun and relaxed in a pressure free environment, a great way to master the art of sailing. The syllabus assumes that all participants have no previous dinghy experience but are water confident.

Instruction includes:

  • Learning to rig a boat (assemble your dinghy)
  • Pre-launch safety checks
  • Weather information and what it communicates 
  • Turning your dinghy (tacking and gybing)
  • Sail setting for wind direction
  • Capsize recovery
  • Learning wind direction
  • Ropework

BOAT

Your training will be on a Topaz dinghy. A versatile dinghy designed with beginners in mind, complete with reefable sail and plenty of room for you to comfortably sail with two people.

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Wetsuit
  • Life Jacket
  • Towel
  • Spare clothes
  • Packed lunch

 

Start yachting weekend

Weekend long course : €200 per person (to run the course, min 2 people, max 4 per instructors)

Times : Friday 18:30 - 20:00pm (shore based instruction ), Saturday - 10 - 6pm, Sunday - 10 - 6 pm ( On Water )

The start yachting course is a basic introductory for beginners run over a weekend. By the end of the weekend you will have experienced helming a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety onboard and have enjoyed some great west coast sailing. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the world of sail cruising. Virtually all of the course is hands on. You are the crew...

What to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Suncream (always optimistic at MSC)
  • Spare clothes
  • Towel
  • Jacket or Windbreaker (can be cold out there)

Summer evening yacht sailing

Summer evening yacht sailing can be arranged ( availability and weather permitting)

June, July and August

6pm-9pm, Monday - Friday

€60 per person ( Min two people Max 4) 

No experience necessary.


Weather conditions
The course instructor will decide if the weather conditions are suitable for sailing - your safety is paramount.

Gear
Wetsuits are strongly advised and footwear must be worn at all times (especially relevant when launching and retrieving boats from the slip) - remember it's the Atlantic not the Bahamas!

Buoyancy aids
You must bring your own properly fitting buoyancy aid. It is not advisable to wear an inflatable lifejacket

Boats
MSC provide the boats but participants are welcome to bring their own boat if they wish, provided they have adequate insurance. For that you will receive a reduction in the fee.

Test your skills
On attaining appropriate level of skill, participants are welcome to join in club racing on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Biscuits
There's nothing like rounding off the night with tea, coffee or biscuits. Get your rota going early!

Please note:
The organisers reserve the right to cancel all or part of this programme and to return any fees paid.


For any enquires about the adult sailing course

please contact Noelle Ruddy at 0871355565

or noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie