Junior Sailing Courses

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Welcome to the WHSC Junior Sailing Course section, we have a very active junior sailing program.

At WHSC we cater for all levels – from those just looking for a ‘taste of sailing’, to Instructor level. Boat ownership is not required, we have optional boat rental for the course duration. Club membership is required to take part in courses but we have various introductory options available 

If your family is new to sailing, then you’re in the right place. Sailing is an excellent to foster youths confidence and independence in a way no other sport can. Just imagine the feeling a 7 year old has when they take control of ‘their own boat’ for the first time. A WHSC junior course is the perfect safe environment to begin the journey.

For any queries contact: Máire O’Reilly whscjo@gmail.com


This year the courses will be in a different format so that we can adhere to NPHET, and ISA guidelines.
The courses will run as follows:

* COURSES WILL RUN FOR 9 WEEKS FROM JUNE 15th -AUG 10th

*COURSES WILL BE RUN AS 1/2 DAY SESSIONS , sailors can avail of a morning OR afternoon session only as there will be no changing or shower facilities to enable them to warm up after sailing.Sailors will arrive and leave in their sailing gear.

*MORNING SESSION -9.30am-1pm
AFTERNOON SESSION – 2pm-5.30pm

*EACH GROUP WILL BE NO GREATER THAN 5 SAILORS this is to allow for social distancing and land based activity should the weather be unsuitable for sailing.

*SINGLE HANDED SAILING will be employed at this stage (unless from same family unit)

* SAILORS NEED TO HAVE ATTAINED THEIR START SAILING (LEVEL 1) CERT AND BE ABLE TO RIGHT THEIR BOAT IN THE EVENT OF A CAPSIZE .

*SAILORS NEED TO BE MATURE ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT & IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING.

*ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS RESTRICTIONS ARE RELAXED and we are very hopeful that the younger sailors & beginners can be accommodated as the weeks progress.


2020 Information Pack

WHSC Covid-19 Sailing Information

2020 WHSC Junior Sailing Schedule

2020 WHSC Junior sailing booking form

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Note 1: Participation in an ISA accrediting course does not guarantee your certification – you must be able to demonstrate that you have understood and can complete the relevant skills to achieve certification. Similar to acquiring new skills in any discipline, the more time you spend practicing the better you will become. So we encourage you to gain as much experience and time on the water as you can outside of course time. Take any and every opportunity that comes your way to go sailing, even if it’s not in a boat that you have sailed before – get out there, have fun and enjoy your sailing.

The provision of each course is subject to demand and is at the discretion of the Commodore and the Junior Organiser.