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.
KEELBOAT SAILING ON J/8O’s
New dates for 2019 Coming Soon
Quest 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
The 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).