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Sailing for Beginners - ISA Certified

Objective: By the end of this course the learner will be able to sail the training boat in light wind
conditions with assistance of the instructor.
Syllabus: The course is a beginners course for sailing a dinghy and covers the ISA “Start
Sailing” syllabus. Participants need no previous knowledge in sailing. Requirements for the
course include confidence in the water, ability to swim, a “can do attitude” and should be
motivated to learn the skill of sailing a small boat.
● Clothing and Equipment
● Weather
● Ropework
● Sailing Knowledge
● Coastal Knowledge
● Safety
● Rigging
● Launch and recovery
● Sailing Techniques and Manouvres
● Capsize recovery
Assessment and ISA certification is optional. The learner can decide if he/she
wishes to participate in assessment during class delivery or participates just for fun!
What the learner can expect from the course
The learner will get an introduction to the exciting sport of sailing. He/She learns in an Adult
Environment availing of first class experience in Further Education in Galway Technical Institute
and the practical experience of our Senior Sailing Instructors in Galway City Sailing Club an
ISA registered Training Centre.
The Boat
The training boats are Topper Topaz Topper
boats are multiple award winning sailing dinghies
and a popular boat for training centres all over the world. The boats are safe, comfortable and
can accommodate up to two people per boat.
The Gear
For the practical training Galway City Sailing Club will provide almost everything. This includes
wetsuit, buoyancy aid/life jacket. The learner will need to bring: an old pair of runners or wet
boots, swim gear, shower gel, towel, sun blocker and a positive learning attitude


Course fee180.00
Wednesday 28/09/201619:00 - 21:00
Saturday 01/10/201609:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 05/10/201619:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08/10/201609:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 12/10/201619:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 19/10/201619:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 26/10/201619:00 - 21:00