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Junior Sailing at Quest Howth

Fun Friday Muck About Proves Great Fun All Round

By Junior Sailing at Quest Howth

What better way to celebrate the longest day than mucking around on the water with your friends!  Members of all ages got to go on our RIBS last night as part of our Fun Friday series. We had a great time viewing and learning about the wildlife on Ireland’s eye, caught some good waves and discovered a glorious sun trap with calm waters by Balscadden where most of us decided to salute the onset of the sunset by taking a quick dip! Back in the bar later we all had yummy food and drinks as we sadly acknowledged that we would see a little less of our friend the sun from here on out. This coming Friday, it will be fun sailing – so members of all ages are encouraged to grab your dinghies and get out there! Check out our action video from the night here

Junior Sailing Courses get underway with Fun Fridays!

By Junior Sailing at Quest Howth

We were delighted to kick start our Fun Friday’s with our J80 night last Friday.

This Friday we have our teenage Kayaking with i-Canoe for ages 12-16 €20 charge. on June 14th we have Pure Magic Stand up Paddleboarding for €10.

Fun Friday’s are open to all HYC members and Quest Howth Junior Sailing Course participants. For a full list of events that are running click here

Transition Year Programme with Quest Howth - Discover Sailing

TY PROGRAMME 2018 – 2019

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Transition Year Programme Courses with Quest Howth

The Transition Year programme is taken by students after the Junior Certificate and before the two-year Leaving Certificate available in secondary schools in Ireland. Also known as the gap year it can be optional or mandatory depending on the school’s policy. Nearly 80 per cent of pupils surveyed by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) found TY to be a worthwhile experience, according to a 2014 report, Transition Year: Exploring the Student Experience. 

We have an exciting line-up of Quest Howth – Discover Sailing courses as part of our newly launched Transition Year Programme. Launching in September 2018 right into 2019. We believe this is the perfect ‘Gap Year’ for any transition year student looking to learn new skills on and off the water whilst having fun. Sailing nurtures personal development and enhances communication skills in young adults, equipping them with confidence and new skills that can be later applied to real world situations. Bookmark this page and keep up to date with future course updates.

New dates for 2019 Coming Soon

Transition Year Programme with Quest Howth - Discover SailingQuest Howth’s TY Programme is launching this September and October 2018 with ‘Keelboat Sailing on J/80’s’.  All transition year students who enroll in this course ranging from absolute beginners to mixed ability are welcome. It is a pretty unique opportunity to learn to sail with your friends over 5 day week days under the supervision of an Irish Sailing accredited Quest Howth sailing instructor. Choose a week to suit your school and let the Quest Howth team you are interested. We provide the all weather sailing gear for all students including waterproof jackets, trousers and buoyancy aids.

What do you get at the end of the course?

Each Transition Year Quest Howth participant will receive an Irish Sailing Qualification Certificate. The cost of the 5 day TY course, ‘Keelboat Sailing on J/80’s’ is €225 (Howth Yacht Club Members) or €275 for (Non Members).

29th April to 3rd May 2019

Transition Year Programme Adventure Sailing Quest HowthThe Adventure Week TY Programme with Quest Howth offers students with some sailing experience the opportunity to develop their sailing skills further in a friendly relaxed environment. Working together in groups of 3 to 5 sailors they will plan passages to destinations like Skerries, Lambay Island, Malahide and Dun Laoghaire or Greystones. A Quest Howth Sailing instructor guides you safely on longer trips on J/80 keelboats out of Howth Yacht Club each day. Sailing and navigating longer trips enables students to play an active role on cruising holidays and visit interesting harbours and anchorages along the Dublin coastline.

What do you get at the end of the Adventure Week course?

Each Transition Year Quest Howth participant will receive an Irish Sailing Keelboat Certificate up to Level 1 & 2. The cost of the 5 day TY course, ‘Keelboat Sailing on J/80’s’ is €225 (Howth Yacht Club Members) or €275 for (Non Members).