Adult Sailing Course


Adult sailing 2017 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 read below.

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Dinghy taster daY

Day course : €70 per person

Times : 10 - 1 pm, 2 - 5 pm

July Sat 1st, 15th and 29th 2017

Please contact Noelle at 0871355565 if you want to plan a date outside of these designated days and we will endeavour to facilitate you. (weather permitting)

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 Topaz 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 

For Bookings contact Noelle Ruddy : 087 135 5565 or noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie


Yacht (keelboat) taster day

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

Times : 10am - 5pm

June 2017 Sat 24th

July 2017 Sat 8th, Sat 22nd

Please contact Noelle at 0871355565 if you want to plan a date outside of these designated days and we will endeavour to facilitate you. (weather permitting)

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)

For Bookings contact Noelle Ruddy : 087 135 55565 or noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie


Start dinghy sailing weekend

Weekend long course : €169 per person

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

July 2017 : Sat/Sun 8th-9th

                   Sat/Sun 22nd-23rd

August 2017 : Sat/Sun 5th-6th

Please contact Noelle at 0871355565 if you want to plan a date outside of these designated days and we will endeavour to facilitate you. (weather permitting)

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

For Bookings contact Noelle Ruddy : 087 135 55565 or noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie


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 )

2017 DATES:

Fri June 30th - Sun July 2nd

Fri July 14th - Sun July 16th

Fri July 28th - Sun July 30th

Fri August 4th - Sun August 6th 

Please contact Noelle at 0871355565 if you want to plan a date outside of these designated days and we will endeavour to facilitate you. (weather permitting)

Must be booked one week in advance

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)

For Bookings contact Noelle Ruddy : 087 135 55565 or noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie


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.

Contact Noelle at noelleruddy@launchdiagnostics.ie


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