Learn to Sail 1



Course Title: Learn To Sail 1

Certification: IS Level 1 Start Sailing Certification

Boat: 26 foot J80 Sportsboat

Course Duration: Saturday and Sunday

Course Times : 09.30-16:30 each day

Cost: €315

SKU: N/A Category:


The Start Sailing Course introduces you to the basics of sailing. We offer this course in our fleet of J80 Sportsboats, which are stable, dry, comfortable and are sailed as part of a team. The course leads to IS Start Sailing Certification.

Learn To Sail 1 Syllabus

We follow the syllabus as laid down by Irish Sailing. The following are all integral parts to the course as we get your sailing career underway!

  • Clothing – What to wear afloat and why.
  • Ropework – We get you up and running with some basic knots.
  • Rigging – How to put the boat together.
  • Weather – What’s good to get out in and ultimately what to avoid!
  • Setting the sails.
  • Steering – Tacking and gybing.
  • Wind Direction – how to determine where the wind is coming from.
  • Upwind, downwind and sailing across the wind!


Next Steps

Once you’ve completed the course you can continue your sailing with Howth Yacht Club. You have the option to become part of our Race School and join the racing fleet, or for the adventurous sailors, join our cruising group on their various expeditions.

Additional information

Course Start Date:

July 13th/14th, July 27th/28th, August 10th/11th, August 31st/September 1st, September 14th/15th

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