Adult Training

Howth Yacht Club organises a range of half, one and two day sail training courses for adult of all levels of experience. We welcome non-members on our Introduction to Sailing and ISA Learn to Sail courses. The club owns a fleet of J80 keelboats that are used for all adult training courses apart from ICC assessments and own boat tuition.

HYC has a maximum student instructor ratio of 4:1 on all our courses and our instructors are ISA qualified and undergo in house training to ensure the highest possible standards of tuition.

We recommend the following courses for adults who are new to sailing:

  • A half day Introduction to sailing
  • A two day Start Sailing course

Can't find what you are looking for? We can organise individual or group lessons for up to 4 people in one of our J80s or your own boat. Please contact us at or phone the office at 01 8322141 to discuss details.


'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.