Adult Sail Training

WHSC ADULT SAIL TRAINING 2019

Having acquired two Wayfarers in 2016 WHSC started a programme to help and encourage adults of all ages with no experience to get on the water and experience the thrill of sailing. It has been an overwhelming success with several going on to purchase their own boat and are now participating fully in all club sailing. This summer of 2019 we will continue to offer a comprehensive and tailored service to all our adult members and their friends. So no excuses let’s see you give it a go and enjoy what is really a tremendous experience.

Kim Byrne has volunteered to lead the organisation of adult sailing this year, with Roy Power assisting in the background. Kim has recently taken up sailing through the adult sailing programme and we look forward to seeing her out in her new laser this year. Thanks for your help Kim.

FOR BEGINNERS

Similar to last year we will offer one hour lessons on the water in the large very safe Wayfarer dinghies of which we have two. Each boat takes two adult students plus an instructor. Allow one and half hours for each lesson between sailing and rigging and derigging. This is a super easy way to get introduced to sailing. Absolutely no experience necessary. All you need is a life vest and whilst its highly unlikely the boat will capsize you need to be prepared to get wet.

Cost is €20 per person per lesson for members and €30 for non-members

July and August. 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

In June there is more availability in the afternoons and evenings.

ACCREDITATION

We can offer full ISA accreditation for all lessons to members only. This means your instructor will have a plan for each lesson and will sign off the sailors on reaching competency in specific skills, so that sailors are building modules to achieve official ISA accreditation similar to the kids. This can be done over any time period at the sailors own pace and can in fact be carried to and recognised in other clubs or sailing schools.

HOW DO I BOOK A LESSON?

A WhatsApp group will be set up so all adults wishing to take lessons must register to get communication. To join text Adult Training and your name to Kim Byrne on 087 9969521 or Roy Power on 086 2566960, and you will be joined to the group. Availability for the week ahead will be sent out on WhatsApp regularly. Bookings can only be made through WhatsApp to Kim Byrne who will coordinate. Bookings can be cancelled without charge up to two days before the booking however a full charge will be made for cancellations within two days. Sailors can be substituted at their own discretion. Where lessons have been abandoned due to weather the lesson will be rescheduled as soon as practical.

COACHING FOR MORE ADVANCED SAILING OR RACING

We will endeavour to secure coaching for a minimum of four boats at any level at any time with reasonable notice. All four or more boats need to be of a similar skill level with a common coaching goal. Contact Roy Power to organise.

A LA CARTE TRAINING

With favourable weather, plenty of notice and sufficient money we will endeavour to accommodate any training request from private lessons to coaching for any particular skill, so if your needs are not met by our official programme please feel free to contact us to explore possibilities.

ALL SAILING IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND AS SAFETY IS OUR PRIMARY GOAL, THE SENIOR INSTRUCTOR, SAFETY OFFICER OR COMMODORE HAS THE FINAL CALL ON SAILING ON ANY PARTICULAR DAY. DINGHY HIRE IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.