Try Sailing Summer Camp

 

Dates 2017:

Mon July 3rd - Fri July 7th 

Mon July 10th - Fri July 14th

Mon July 17th - Fri July 21st

9:15am Until 1pm

cost : €80

A GREAT CAMP TO FIND OUT IF SAILING IS YOUR THING

D OWNLOAD COURSE APPLICATION FORM HERE. 

For information contact Noelle Ruddy : 087 135 5565

 

 

Junior Sailing Course

Sailing courses are held over the summer months in July and August each year. We work alongside County Sligo VEC in bringing the sport of sailing to as many young people as possible.  Our instructors are fully approved and trained by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA). Sometimes there are theme days where the sailors dress up as characters or pirates - the theme varies from week to week. Cake days are particularly popular! Listen at daily briefings so you find out what's happening that week.

Dates 2017 :

Mon July 3rd - Fri July 7th

Mon July 10th - Fri July 14th

Mon July 17th - Fri July 21st

Mon July 24th- Fri July 28th

Mon July 31st - Fri Aug 4th

Mon Aug 7th - Fri Aug 11th

 

COURSE TIMES :

Monday - Thursday (9:15am - 5pm )

Friday ( 9:15 am - 4pm)

(MSC is not responsible for children for children after 5pm)

COST

Non-members €160 per child per week
Club members €140 per child per week

 

download course application form here.


COURSE DETAILS


Minimum age
Participants must be at least 9 years old. Children are taught in a pressure-free, relaxed environment.

What do I need to bring? 

Proper fitting buoyancy aid or life jacket. It must be worn at all times while on the slipway and on the water. This is dictated by Irish Law.
Waterproof/windproof jacket& swimming togs
Plenty of warm layers
Spare change of clothes
Wetsuit -We want each child to enjoy their course as much as possible, and if a child is suffering the effects of cold their enjoyment will be very much diminished. Shorty wetsuits are not warm enough for an entire day on the sea.
Towel, shampoo & shower gear
Packed lunch & bottled water. Also hot drinks like chocolate or soup are a good idea OR money for shop lunch which is ordered in the local shop each morning
*Logbook on Friday

 

 

Swim test

Participants will be asked to take a swimming test just off the slipway at the club.  All tests are just out of the depth of the children involved.  - wearing normal sailing clothes with a buoyancy aid. The aim is to test for confidence and competence in the water. Participants are only subject to the swim test for their first sailingcourse.

 

Supervision

Children are supervised from the moment they arrive each morning until they are collected to go home. Children are not allowed off site for any reason during the day in the absence of a note of consent or telephone call from a parent. Rules (particularly in regard to safety) as laid down by the instructor must be strictly obeyed.  We expect your child to adhere to simple rules with regards to flotation devices and no go areas.

 

Instruction

Courses are run under the Irish Sailing Association Small Boat Sailing Scheme and will be conducted under the supervision of a Senior Instructor.

 

 

Bad weather

Sailing is by its very nature a practical sport, however there is a certain amount of theory involved – even at beginner level. When the weather is unsuitable, the course will still go ahead – we make the most of the poor weather by getting children up to speed in the classroom on sailing knots and other related theory.

 

Boats

We have a variety of different boats to suit all ages and sailing skills. Picos and Toppers and GP14s for advanced handling skills.

 

Payment of fees and Registration

Completed application forms must be accompanied with a minimum 10% deposit (balance due on the Monday morning of course commencement). Payment Method: Cheque, Bank Draft or Cash payments only (cheque preferable). Cheques payable to MSC and sent to club treasurer as per application form. 

Registration takes place at the clubhouse on Monday mornings where the balance due can be paid. Your child will be introduced to our team then.  Please come early.

 

*Log Books 

Logbooks are used to record the child’s ascent through the sailing syllabus. On each sailing level children have to complete a certain number of components to attain their certificate. As a child completes a component on the syllabus, the instructor signs this off in the logbook. The Logbook really is a vital piece of the young sailor’s kit, and also is a great way for parents to keep up to speed on how the child is getting on. The feefor the logbook for the ISA (around €15) is extra.


Junior Regatta 

Each August the club hosts the annual junior regatta. Up to thirty boats can participate in this event.  It is a great chance for all the junior members and friends to test their racing skills which they honed on Wednesdays and Sundays. There are loads of prizes including the beautiful Murnaghan cup and Cygnet cup.

The day starts with the rowing races for under 12s and under 16s. Fierce rowing takes place in order to win the joan Malone Memorial Cup for the under 12s and the McElroy Memorial cup for the under 16s.

Thw rowing races are followed by the regatta (best of three races). The course is set by our head SI for that season with rescue provided by scholarship staff and parents.

Everyone is rewarded afterwards with soup and a BBQ (weather permitting) and then the prizegiving.  It is a great way to end the summer season for our junior sailors.