Irish Sailing Dinghy Instructor Programmes

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is delighted to announce a series of Irish Sailing Dinghy Instructor programmes.

Dinghy Pre-Entry Assessment

Pre-Entry Dates

  • No current scheduled dates – please email to be added to our notification list

The cost for the pre-entry assessment is €125. We reserve the right to cancel the programme if minimum numbers (as prescribed by Irish Sailing) are not met. Online booking is available for this programme.

Irish Sailing Advice for Candidates

Please ensure that you have reviewed the following document prior to attendance at the Pre-Entry Assessment.

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Entry Assessment, the candidates checkclick account will be marked off.

What to bring

Candidates should attend with equipment they need to go sailing. We can provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids if required.

Additional Preparation by the Candidate

Prior to the pre-entry assessment, the candidate will receive an email asking them to affiliate with the Irish Sailing Instructor Trainer on Checklick.

Dinghy Instructor Course

We are delighted to announce an Irish Sailing Dinghy Instructor Course to run on the following dates:

  • Course A: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October

The course fees are €400.


  • minimum age 17
  • Irish Sailing SBSS Pre-entry Assessment
  • Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate
  • Valid Emergency Care Certificate
  • Current Irish Sailing Garda Vetting Clearance
  • Valid Sport Ireland Safeguarding 1 Certificate
  • hold current valid Irish Sailing Membership