We are just starting sailing this weekend so if anyone is interested they could call down to the sailing club from 1.00 on Sunday.
JUNIOR SAILING CAMPS INFORMATION
Easter is coming fast and we already have bookings for junior Sailing course in Cullaun. This course will set you up to take part in the Spring and Early Summer leagues. It starts on Monday March 30th for five days, 10.00-1630. It is ideal for those who have already started sailing. The summer sailing courses are starting on June 29 th and July 13th. Bookings Are now been taken by our Junior Sailing Officer or you can book online here
The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp for children aged 8-17yrs takes place this summer. The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp (JSSC) is ISA certified training courses run by ISA qualified Instructors who follow the relevant national syllabi, ISA Young Sailors Scheme (YSS) & the ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS) and lots more!
This summer camp is designed primarily to teach children the life-skill of sailing in a safe, supervised environment. Every day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, a whole new world of experiences is opened up for them as ISA qualified instructors gently and patiently explain the mysteries of the water and the wind and how best to use them together to command their boat. The theory that is taught onshore is put into practise on the water and with that comes knowledge, ability and camaraderie with other children that builds over 2 weeks.
As children grow in knowledge and skill they also grow in confidence and pride in themselves as they become more proficient and ‘master of their ship’. They’re outdoors, in the fresh air, socialising and learning with other children, a skill that will last a lifetime. It is a thrilling and exciting experience that can give your children memories for life as they develop a love for and confidence in, the water.
Equally popular are our beginner sailing camps for children who are slightly older aged 11-17 years. The following ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camps 2015 will be run this summer for Juniors aged 11-17 : Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling (ABH) & Go Racing 2 (GR2) subject to demand.
By the end of this course sailors will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from their instructor. It is their first formal sailing course.
By the end of this course sailors will be sailing on their own in light wind conditions without assistance from their instructor. This means that at the end of this course they will be capable of rigging, launching, sailing and recovering their boat in light conditions without any assistance. It is important that as well as having the skills; they understand the circumstances in which it would be safe to do this.
For the more advanced sailors whose sailing courses the emphasis is on achievement of further sailing skills and confidence building leading to competing on the national racing circuit, cruising the lakes and beyond and qualifying as ISA instructors to teach sailing.
Maureen Hayes (087) 9620499 Ballyblood Kilkishen Co Clare