The course will commence Wednesday October 4th in Galway Technical Institute, Father Griffin Road.
Designed For Adult Learners
This course is especially designed to suit the needs of the Adult Learner. It is an IS certified course (optional) and will be delivered in partnership with Galway Technical Institute.
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.
The course is a beginners course for sailing a dinghy and covers the IS “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.
The delivery of the practical part is weather dependent – the course tutor will arrange suitable dates with the class during delivery of the theory sessions.
● Clothing and Equipment
● Sailing Knowledge
● Coastal Knowledge
● 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 IS registered Training Centre.
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.
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.
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On-line Enrolment / Payment will be through Galway Technical Institute Part-Time Education Scheme.