An Irish Sailing certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course, which will be run over five evenings 1930hrs to 2130hrs.


Course Objective

To learn how to safely navigate a boat by day and by night in coastal waters with which the participant is familiar.


There are no exams.  Participants who demonstrate an understanding of the principles taught during the course will receive an Irish Sailing certificate.

The Course Itself

During the course candidates are led through exercises with paper charts and chartplotters.  There is a strong focus on passage planning.

 Topics covered will include:

§  Weather

§  Navigation

§  Passage planning

§  Coastal knowledge

§  Rules of the Road

§  Safety


 The course will run from 1930–2130 hrs on the following dates: 

§  Tuesday 30thApril

§  Tuesday 7th, May

§  Thursday 16th May (to allow for sailing on Tuesday 14th)

§  Tuesday 21st May

§  Tuesday 28th May


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