Taste of Sailing


The aim of this brief introductory course is to give you a positive introduction to the thrill of sailing.

Previous knowledge / experience

No prior experience or knowledge is required. Where time allows, this course may be linked straight into Start Sailing which is the next course you should complete.

Types of Boat

This course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy, small keel boat or catamaran. Your certificate will show what type of boat used.


5 Half days


Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

By the end of this course you will be able to do the following:

Clothing & equipment

  • Describe why you should wear a Personal Floatation Device.

Sailing Techniques & manoeuvres

  • Identify which direction the wind is blowing from.
  • As both helm and as crew,
    • Reach across the wind
    • Stop the boat
    • Turn the boat through the wind (Tack)
    • Help balance the boat
    • Raise and lower the dagger or centreboard and rudder

Capsize recovery

  • Explain why it is important to stay with a capsized or inverted boat.

What next...

  • Describe how to continue sailing and develop your skills and knowledge

Event Properties

Event Date 26-Jul-2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 6
Available place 6
Cut off date 30-Apr-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price €130.00
Location Courtown Sailing Club