GTI - Part-Time Education & Training

Sailing for Beginners at GTI


Galway City Sailing Club and GTI are pleased to announce our partnership programme “Sailing for Beginners” starting on Wednesday 28 September at 19:00 – 21:00.


The course is a beginners course for sailing a dinghy and covers the ISA “Start
syllabus. The course is ISA Certified.

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.


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 course will run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

The Boat

The training boats are Topper Topaz 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.

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