Small Boat Sailing Scheme
Sailing courses for juniors are offered at Mullaghmore during the months of July and August. Courses are run under the Irish Sailing Assocation Guidelines and are conducted under the supervision of a Grade "A" Senior instructor. We offervarious levels.
By the end of this course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor in light winds.Previous experience/knowledge required. For the Basic skills course it is assumed that the participant has already mastered the practical skills & absorbed the background knowledge covered in Start Sailing (Level 1). However in the majority of cases beginners would do this course & Start Sailing Course (Level 1) together as a single beginners course. The syllabus below details those points not covered in Start Sailing Level 1.
The improving skills course allows you to develop a competent, safe, practical approach, to sailing your boat in moderate conditions. You will also be introduced to more advanced aspects of the sport such as racing & day sailing. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for the Basic Skills Course (level 2). In practical terms this implies a seasons sailing between courses. For keelboat sailors this course is not intended as a substitute for the ISA Day Skipper course for sailors of cruising yachts.
While tuition will be given by trained instructors, much of the work afloat will be done without instructors aboard. Because of this, the student: Instructor ratio is increased for this level. The change in emphasis is towards self-reliance and decision making by the sailor. You may do this course in sailing dinghies, catamarans or keelboats. Assessment is continuous throughout the course. However the Senior Instructor may at their discretion require the use of either a short written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.
Advanced boat handling
To develop advanced boat handling and tuning skills and prepare you to sail flat out in strong winds. Previous Knowledge / Experience; You must have completed the Improving Skills course and been sailing regularly. If you have not been regularly practising these skills you will need to do so prior to the course or extend the length of this course in order to allow time to do so.
This course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy, small keel boat or catamaran. However, you must have completed Improving Skills, or have proved equivalent experience, in a similar type of boat. Assessment is continuous throughout the course. However, your instructor may also choose to use a formal practical assessment of boat handling skills and a short written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.
Introduction to Racing Skills (Racing 1)
This course provides a sound introduction to the skills that you will need to get racing at your local club.
By the end of this course, the successful sailor will have had a sound introduction to racing at club level. Although essentially a practical course, sessions afloat will be backed up by a number of sessions ashoreIt will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge covered in Improving Skills (level 3). In practical term this implies a seasons sailing between courses. It is not necessary for a student to have completed an Advanced Sailing Skills (level 4) course before starting this course. This course may be offered in any sailing dinghy, catamaran or keelboat normally used for racing.
This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge you will need in order to undertake longer trips and to sail in stronger winds. You will be expected to have completed, or have experience equivalent to the Improving Skills Course and have been sailing regularly.
Small Boat Sailing Scheme
Sailing courses for juniors are offered at Mullaghmore during the months of July and August. Courses are run under the Irish Sailing Assocation Guidelines and are conducted under the supervision of a Grade "A" Senior instructor.