Junior Summer Sailing Courses 2017


We are pleased to announce our Junior Summer Sailing Course dates for 2017.

Online booking form will follow in due course

  • RSGYC Junior Code of conduct 2017
  • Junior Summer Beginner & Improving Skills Sailing Course
  • Junior Summer Advanced Sailing Courses
  • Sea Squirts & Tigers Summer Courses Information
  • Junior & Youth Summer Team Racing Camp
  • Junior & Youth Summer Class Training and Clinics

Dear Parents and Sailors. We are delighted to announce the Course Program for the Junior Summer Sailing Courses in the Royal St George Yacht Club for the summer of 2017.

This year, all Junior Sailing and Team George Coaching Sessions will be included in a Google Calendar which you will be able to sync with your Smart Phone/ Laptop and Tablet. We will also be producing a newsletter to keep all on the course and their parents up to date on all that is happening in the Junior section.

The first course date will be Course A on Tuesday 6th of June.

There will be a break in the first week of July to facilitate the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta which the RSGYC has the honor of hosting in conjunction with the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company.

Junior Summer Sailing Course dates 2017

The dates for the RSGYC Junior & Youth Summer sailing courses are below.  

  • Course A              Tuesday 6th June – Friday 16th     (9 days – bank Holiday on the 5th)
  • Course B              Monday 19th June – Friday 30th   (10 days)
  • Course C              Tuesday 11th July – Friday 28th                  (14 days, no Monday due to VDLR)
  • Course D              Monday 31st July – Friday 18th Aug         (14 days – bank holiday on the 7th)



Please click on the links above to learn more about the courses on offer and which might suit your sailor.

Start Sailing through Improving Skills courses (Level 1 – 3) will feature a greater variety of boats, with the opportunity to try 1720 Keelboat sailing as well as the possibility of sailing some even bigger boats.

The emphasis remains on improving the Sailors ability. People, and especially children, learn at different rates and should not be made feel inferior because of that. No one should “Fail” their holidays and that is the attitude we intend to run with for the summer.

We plan to run strat sailing, basic skills, and improving skills modules throughout each course this summer subject to demand.The advanced boat handling module will be run during courses A, B And C, Go Racing during A, B and D, Kites and wires during course D and the adventure course during course C.

During the summer, we continue o run with class specific coaching clinics to improve racing and sailing skills.

These clinics are open to all who have completed their Improving skills ISA qualification and will run throughout the summer in conjunction with their summer sailing courses.
The clinics will provide expert coaching staff to prepare junior sailors for Regional, National, and International events.

It is our intention to run Pre-Entry Training during the summer as part of preparing young adults for the pre-entry examination which we will run within the club and by other ISA trainers.

Subject to demand we will also be offering VHF, First Aid, and Powerboat Training so that future instructors can complete all of their pre-requisites over their summer holidays.
Our focus this summer as always is to improve junior’s skills and qualifications on the water, but the most important part of the summer is to have fun.

Over the years, the Royal St. George Yacht Club has been delivering fun filled courses to thousands of children.

Team George Racing

The Team George Racing Program will continue and grow over the summer, allowing us to bring quality teams of sailors and coaches to Regional, National, and International events.


Again this year we would like to announce Lunch is included into the sailing course fees. We feel that doing this will allow us to provide our young sailors with the best quality food at an affordable price. If anyone has any recipe suggestions we’d love to hear them! Please do not forget to mention food allergies or special requirements.

Lockers 2017

Again this summer we will offer secure lockers in the Changing Rooms for the duration of each course. This will allow sailors to keep their gear and valuables locked securely as required for the duration of their sailing courses.

Access Cards 2017

Access cards are available for the sailors which allow them into the Club through the main gate and into the changing rooms. These are a €20 deposit which will be refunded once the card is returned.  

There will be a parent’s information evening in advance of the start of the courses that we encourage all parents to attend.


The Royal St George Yacht Club Junior Committee

If you have any questions please call the Sailing Administrator on 01 280-1181 or email sailing@rsgyc.ie