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Primary School Tours:

We have been providing school tours for children for over 10 years at MYC.

School Tours are an excellent way to introduce your students to water sports such as sailing and windsurfing in a challenging and entertaining manner. You can be confident that your students will have a great time, all while learning a new skill in a safe controlled environment.

We conform to all safety requirements as prescribed by the Irish Sailing Association as well as all regulatory standards. We are fully insured, have an excellent safety record and are always striving to ensure safe enjoyment whilst participating in any of our activities.

Please note that sailing is a weather dependent activity. We will always liaise with groups about the weather and the effect, if any, on activities prior to the tour.

Tours can be as short as 3 hours or a full day.

Gear

We provide all necessary sailing gear including Buoyancy Aids and Wetsuits, but it is necessary for students to bring along the following:

  • Old runners to wear in the boat
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Shower gear – towel, shampoo etc
  • Swimming togs / Swimsuit
  • Rain Jacket
  • Lunch/Drink

We have full modern changing room facilities at our clubhouse at Broadmeadows, Sea Road.

We provide hot soup at lunch time, and the ever popular hot chocolate before departing.

Availability and Pricing

Please contact our JAO & Centre Manager Therese Flavin on : 083-374 2933 or thereseflavin@gmail.com

SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMMES 

 The sport of sailing fosters the ethic of teamwork, promotes leadership abilities and enhances communication among participants. It’s a sport where success comes from both physical ability and as well as mental application and has proven to be very complimentary to many schools’ Transition Year programmes.

How it works

A typical programme would see a school integrate one 3 hour sailing lesson into their timetable per week over a course of between 6 to 10 weeks. The programme follows the structure of the Irish Sailing Level 1 syllabus and is taught by our experienced instructors, who in addition to being qualified sailing instructors also hold first aid qualifications and are Garda vetted. A student’s performance is monitored each lesson they attend, with the results of which are forwarded on to teachers on completion of the course. The continuous assessment element gives both us and the school an insight into the student’s application over the duration of their time with us.

Syllabus

The Students undertake the Level 1 syllabus of The Irish Sailing Association.   The programme would typically run in our fleet of two-man dinghies, which are capsizable and students will need to work together to stay upright and sailing. Intense but fun, the course combines all the basics into one package. By the end of the course students will be proficient in:

  • Rigging the boat
  • Launching and Return to Shore
  • Tacking and gybing (turning the boat around)
  • Sailing upwind, downwind and 90° to the wind.
  • Students will also learn how to ‘right’ the boat from the capsized position
  • How to summon assistance at sea, basic navigation and theory

Assessment

Students are monitored each lesson by the groups lead instructor who records their progress on a continuous basis. Over the course of a typical series of 6-10 lessons all students are likely to meet the standard to be awarded the Irish Sailing Association Level 1 Certificate. This can either be completed at an awards ceremony on the final day of the programme or can be sent to the school for presentation later. In addition, the progress, application, and attendance of each student is forwarded to the teacher after the programme.

Gear

We provide all necessary sailing gear including Buoyancy Aids and Wetsuits, but it is necessary for students to bring along the following:

  • Old runners to wear in the boat
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Shower gear – towel, shampoo etc
  • Swimming togs / Swimsuit
  • Rain Jacket

Season and Pricing

September to November and March to May are particularly popular times of the year for this programme.

Availability and Pricing

Please contact our JAO & Centre Manager Therese Flavin on : 083-374 2933 or thereseflavin@gmail.com