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Shorebased Navigation and Seamanship Courses

An RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Offshore course will start shortly in HYC. This course covers topics such as navigation, tides, weather, buoyage, etc..... Essential knowledge for all serious sailors! It starts on Wednesday 18 October and runs through to Wednesday 7th March 2018 (7.30-10pm each evening). The cost of €525 (€475 to HYC members) includes your pack with chart, almanac and other materials.

For anyone already holding an ISA/RYA cert who wants some refreshing, please enquire....this may be possible (at a reduced rate) subject to space available.

Contact Seacraft (2863362) to book or if you have any questions.

For anyone wishing to do an initial navigation and seamanship course, we have a couple of others available, subject to demand. Please enquire with Karen in the HYC office ( and we will discuss options.


Sunday afternoon sailing for Regatta and Transition Group sailors

From the 3rd September the club 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 have completed the summer courses and would like to try out what they have learnt during the summer.  Like anything, the more you practice, the better you become so it is all about time on the water and whilst the weather is still relatively warm.

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 forms for this course are available to download under ‘Training & Courses’ – ‘All Booking Forms’ – ‘Junior Summer Course Forms’.   When completing the ‘Booking Form’ please use the following references on the form:

  • Course Code :  Sunday Afternoon Sailing
  • Start & End Date: 3rd September – 8th October
  • Level : Completed Start Sailing and above
  • Course Fee : €100

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