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Looking for Assistant Instructors for this summer

We are looking for volunteers for assistant instructors to help on the summer courses.   If you are interested in assisting, please fill out the the 2017 Coach Application Form with all the necessary relevant information and most importantly the dates that you are available.    Please refer to the Junior Summer Sailing Courses Schedule for the dates.   Please return the forms to and title the subject: 'Assistant Instructor Application'.   You should note that we will be running Pre-Entry Assessment Courses at the end of the summer.


Sunday afternoon sailing for Regatta and Transition sailors starts on 7th May

From the 7th May the club’s Junior Committee will be providing 6 consecutive Sunday sailing courses for our junior 'Regatta' and 'Transition' sailors. This is an ideal opportunity for those junior sailors who are keen to brush up their skills and have some practice before the summer courses begin.  It is also an ideal opportunity to add hours of sailing experience for their ‘Log Book’.

The classes will run in the afternoons and sailors are to be rigged and ready at 13:00, launching at 13:30 and back ashore and in the changing rooms by 16:30.

The booking form for this course are available to download here. When completing the ‘Booking Form’ please use the following references on the form:

  • Course Code :  Sunday Afternoon Sailing
  • Start and end Date: 7th May  - 18th June (excluding June Bank Holiday weekend)
  • Level : applicants should have completed Start Sailing or above levels
  • Course Fee : €100

There is limited availability on these courses, so it's important to book early to avoid disappointment.

Summer Sailing Courses

Howth Yacht Club organises a range of one and two week summer courses for young people during June, July and August. We welcome non members on our Taste of Sailing and Start Sailing courses. Club boats are availble for participants on these courses.

HYC has a maximum student instructor ratio of 8:1 on all our courses and our instructors are ISA qualified and undergo in house training to ensure the highest possible standards of tuition.

New for Summer 2017 – The club will be providing hot lunches with a choice of main course for all junior training participants. The cost of the meal is included in the course fee.

See here for full details of the programme