Adult Courses

In this section you will find information on our Sailing, Powerboat and Shore based/Online courses. We have courses designed to suit every level from beginner to advanced. We provide all essential gear, boats and buoyancy aids, waterproof overalls/wetsuits, therefore eliminating the need to purchase expensive equipment.

The training ground for the majority of our courses is the picturesque Dublin Bay, which is ideal for sailing. On our advanced yacht sailing courses we head further afield to Malahide, Greystones and even as far south as Wicklow.

You will be taught by one our team of experienced instructors and we are fully insured. We have an excellent safety record and pride ourselves on this and our superb reputation.

There is something for everyone, our courses are sure to provide you with a challenge.

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Children’s Sailing

The success of our popular children’s programmes is rooted in the dynamic of dividing children into groups of their own age bracket and secondly, within these groups, children are divided according to their sailing experience. All experience levels are catered for, and every child will be challenged within their level of ability.

Children are taught in a pressure-free, relaxed and fun environment.  Chose from Junior Club on Saturdays, Sea Explorers, Easter and Summer Camps.

Age Groups
4-6 Years | 7-10 Years | 11-14 Years | 15-17 Years

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Sea Survival

26th-27th March

Places available

Day Skipper Theory

April & May

Places available

Keelboat Level 2

1st-2nd April

Places available

Comp Crew/DaySkipper

3rd-7th April

1 place available

Easter Camps 7-17 Years

3rd-6th April

Places available

Keelboat Level 1

15th-16th April

Places available

Dinghy Level 1

20th-21st May

Places available

National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2)

27th-28th May

3 place available

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🌊 Give your child a skill for life and join the fun on our sailing camps! 🚣‍♀️ Our courses are designed to entertain, challenge, and stimulate your children as they learn how to master a sailing dinghy ... READ ON
28 Mar, 2023
🌊 Competent Crew Course 🌊 💰 €785 for 5 days 📅 Monday to Friday OR Friday to Sunday (2 weekends) 🛥️ Learn to crew a modern cruising yacht safely and effectively with hands-on experience. You'll be able ... READ ON
27 Mar, 2023
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25 Mar, 2023
🌊🛥️ Sailing Fun for Kids 🛥️🌊 👦👧 Age Groups: 7-10 Years | 11-14 Years | 15-17 Years 🌟 Watching youngsters grow in confidence as they master the art of sailing is one of the great rewards for us. Our c ... READ ON
25 Mar, 2023
Looking to become a competent crew or day skipper on a modern cruising yacht? Our 5-day hands-on courses will give you the skills and confidence you need. Competent Crew Course: €785, 5 days of sailin ... READ ON
24 Mar, 2023
🛥️ Are you ready to take your sailing skills to the next level? We offer direct assessments for the International Certificate of Competency – Sail (ICC) that run over the course of a day aboard our fle ... READ ON
23 Mar, 2023
🌊🚣‍♂️ Get ready to enhance your boating and water sports skills with the @irishsailing Safety Boat Course! This 2-day program is accredited by Irish Sailing and covers everything from escorting racing ... READ ON
22 Mar, 2023
Ready to set sail? ⛵ Join our Keelboat Level 1 | Beginner Sailing course and learn the basics of sailing on our 26-foot J80 Sportsyacht. Our stable and comfortable fleet is perfect for sailing as part ... READ ON
21 Mar, 2023
🌊 Ready to take your powerboating skills to the next level? Join us for a day-long excursion along the coast with your friends or family! With our expert instructors, you'll gain the confidence and com ... READ ON
20 Mar, 2023
🌊 Ahoy there! ⛵ Are you looking for a fun and challenging activity for your child this summer? 🌞 Look no further than our Junior Club Sailing programme! 👦👧 With age groups ranging from 7-10 years, 11 ... READ ON
18 Mar, 2023
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all our clients at the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School! May the luck of the Irish be with you today and every day. Let's raise a glass to the beauty and wonder ... READ ON
17 Mar, 2023
Enroll your child in our Easter Camp and equip them with a lifelong skill while also having a great time. Our courses are designed to engage, challenge, and excite your children as they master the art ... READ ON
17 Mar, 2023


star rating  My 12 year old goes to Saturday sailing club after doing summer camp. He’s hooked and absolutely loves it! The instructors are great and very good with the kids -... read more

Gary C
October 8, 2022

star rating  I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and... read more

July 1, 2017

star rating  Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

June 1, 2020
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