Adult Sailing

It’s never too late to learn how to sail…
… Let Quest Howth show you the ropes

Book your sailing courses for 2019 today!

Come to Quest Howth and explore the fun, excitement and exhilaration of sailing. We offer adult sailing lessons / courses suitable for all levels – from never having sailed to those of you wishing to expand your sailing knowledge and skills. All adult sailing courses are led by experienced Irish Sailing accredited instructors and coaches. The J80 sports boats we use for adult sail training are remarkably comfortable and surprisingly stable. The J80 sports boats are in fact, so stable that they cannot be capsized. If the sailing doesn’t take your breath away, the scenic views of Howth, Ireland’s Eye and Lambay certainly will.

At Quest Howth, it’s not only about the sailing, once ashore you can enjoy the award winning facilities of Howth Yacht Club. Here you can relax and enjoy a drink with the rest of your crew. Book solo or get a group together, and discover sailing for yourself.

 

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TRY SAILING

Quest Howth’s Try Sailing course offers complete adult beginners a positive introduction to the joys of sailing. The Try Sailing experience lasts around 3 hours, sailing one of our J80 Sports boats around Howth’s coastline.  Choose between morning or afternoon sessions at weekends or evening sailing sessions throughout the week. Follow your sailing quest and let Quest Howth do the rest.

€60 p.p

No experience required
Price includes top class sailing gear & buoyancy aids
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Learn To Sail 1 - Start Sailing for Adults

LEARN TO SAIL 1 – START SAILING

At the end of our Adults Start Sailing with Quest Howth’s Learn To Sail 1 course you will be competent handling a J80 sports boat in light wind conditions with assistance from your instructor. The course is delivered over 2 days at weekends on Saturday and Sunday, 09:30 – 16:30. We can also run this course over 2 evenings by arrangement if it suits better.

€250 p.p

No experience required
Price includes top class sailing gear & buoyancy aids

Irish Sailing certified
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LEARN TO SAIL 2 – BASIC SKILLS

The objective of this course is to learn how to sail in light winds without assistance from your instructor. The course syllabus is covered in 4 x 3 hour lessons which can be taken over a weekend or one evening per week over 4 weeks. To book this course you need to have completed the Learn to Sail 1. For more information or to book please email us at Quest@hyc.ie or call us on Tel: +353 1 832 0602. You can book up to 4 people on each boat. for more information or to book you place.

€250 p.p

Learn To Sail 1 or previous keel boat/dinghy sailing experience required
Price includes top class sailing gear & buoyancy aids
Irish Sailing certified
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Yacht Racing Wednesday Courses

LEARN TO SAIL 3 – IMPROVING SKILLS

The aim of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge you need to set up and sail a boat in moderate winds. The course syllabus is covered in 4 x 3 hour lessons which can be taken over a weekend. To do this course you need to have completed the Learn to Sail Level 2. For more information or to book please email us at Quest@hyc.ie or call us on Tel: +353 1 832 0602. You can book up to 4 people on each boat. for more information or to book you place.

€250 p.p

Learn To Sail 2 or previous keel boat/dinghy sailing experience required
Price includes top class sailing gear & buoyancy aids
Irish Sailing certified
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Yacht Racing Wednesday Courses

DAY ADVENTURE SAILING

The objective of this course is to introduce the skills and knowledge needed to undertake day trips in stronger winds. The course syllabus is covered in 5 x 3 hour lessons which are run over one evening and a weekend. This is an advanced course and participants need to have achieved Improving Skills standard in dinghies or keelboats.For more information or to book please email us at Quest@hyc.ie or call us on Tel: +353 1 832 0602. You can book up to 4 people on each boat. for more information or to book you place.

€250 p.p

Learn To Sail 3 or previous intermediate  keel boat/dinghy sailing experience required
Price includes top class sailing gear & buoyancy aids
Irish Sailing certified
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Yacht Racing Wednesday Courses

KITES & WIRES

Quest Howth’s advanced adult Kites & Wires sailing course covers the thrills and spills of sailing with Spinnakers. You will learn how to set up and use symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. The course syllabus is covered in 4 x 3 hour lessons, Saturday & Sunday or over 4 evenings. This is an advanced course and participants need to have achieved Improving Skills standard in dinghies or keelboats. For more information or to book please email us at Quest@hyc.ie or call us on Tel: +353 1 832 0602. You can book up to 4 people on each boat. for more information or to book you place.

€250 p.p

Previous keelboat or dinghy sailing experience required
Price includes boats
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International Certificate of Competency (ICC) Assessment

The ICC Assessment package includes 3 theory evenings including a written exam and 1 day On-The-Water Practical Assessment.
3 Theory Evenings + Theory Exam + Practical Exam.

Please email us to find out when the next course is running as we have just finished our April 2019 Course.

FULL DAY PRACTICAL: Following Saturday or Sunday (weather permitting) starts at 09:00. Practical on-the-water assessments takes 2 hours (Weather dependent).

The courses run subject to a minimum of 8 people.

For more information or to book please email us at Quest@hyc.ie or call us on Tel: +353 1 832 0602.

€199 p.p,

€135 for HYC members

Previous keelboat or dinghy sailing experience required
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