Adult Training

In addition to the regular courses run by the club (see left panel options), keep an eye out for the various options that Howth Yacht Club will be running including the Introduction to Sailing and Crew Skills courses. The next courses are advertised below and are also promoted via our social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter and our weekly Newsletter. The courses commence with a short explanatory session, followed by an introduction to your boat and skipper and then, after a sustaining lunch, you will go sailing and have the chance to steer and trim the sails. Those who have sailed before will do a more advanced session.

2017 course dates:

Sat 22nd April 
Sat 6th May 
Sat 27th May 
Sun 18th June
Sat 1st July 
Sat 15th July 

Other courses include Introduction to Racing and New Skipper modules which will be run on demand.

The course is open to members (€15) and non-members (€50). 

In addition to the one day course above, the team are running a number of specialised training courses such as Man Overboard!, Refresher Boat Handling, ICC Preparation and Day and Night Passages. All information on these days is available on the navigation bar on the left of this page, or through

'Skipper and Crew' training

HYC has courses available for boat owners who would like to polish their skippering skills and also for any sailor who would like to learn more about chart plotters, GPS and radar. These courses are tailor-made for small groups and will be scheduled as required.

Full annual sail training course schedule for 2017:

Event Activity Dates Open to… Cost/ Person
Spring Warmer Series Taste of Racing 1st & 8th April Members only €50
Day Trips Day Sailing to… 17th April, 1st May, 4th June Members only €30
Try Sailing Intro to Sailing & HYC 22nd April, 6th May, 27th May, 18th June, 1st July & 15th July All welcome €25/€50*
Tuesday Series 1 Taste of Racing 3rd May - 7th June Members only €150
ISA  Keelboat Training Start Sailing/ Basic Skills/ Improving Skills 5th, 6th 7th May All welcome €200/€250*
ISA  Keelboat Training ISA Spinnaker course 27th, 28th May All welcome €160/€200*
Fingal Regattas:   € 150 for 4 races or €50 / race
Lambay Race Taste of Racing 3rd June Members only
Gibney Classic Taste of Racing 17th June Members only
Howth Skerries Race Taste of Racing 15th July Members only
Malahide Regatta Taste of Racing 29th July Members only
ISA  Keelboat Training Start Sailing/ Basic Skills/ Improving Skills 10th & 11th June All welcome €160/€200*
Tuesday Series 2 Taste of Racing 14th June - 19th July Members only €150
ISA  Keelboat Training Start Sailing/ Basic Skills/ Improving Skills 1st & 2nd July All welcome €160/€200*
Tuesday Series 3 Taste of Racing 26th July - 30th August Members only €150
ISA  Keelboat Training ISA Adventure course 22nd & 23rd July All welcome €160/€200*
ISA Learn to Sail Start Sailing/ Basic Skills/ Improving Skills 12th & 13th August All welcome €160/€200*
Race Coaching Professional coaching 2nd & 9th Sept All welcome €160/€200*
Autumn League Taste of Racing 16th Sept to 21st Oct Members only €150
* Non Members rates apply      

























Please contact us a or 018322141 for more details or to book.