2024 Summer schedule.
Team George Sea Squirts and Tigers – update
Please note Sea Squirts and Tigers courses are only available for RSGYC Members this year.
Due to all the restrictions, mostly around social distancing, imposed on us last year, we were unable to get our younger, less experienced sailors afloat. We got our Sea Squirts and Tigers (usually 6- 10 yo), back out, enjoying the water and learning the basics, very briefly in Autumn 2020, before, yet another, lockdown hit us. This window of opportunity came about due to the new smaller rigs, sourced by our Sailing Manager, Ronan Adams, which allow our younger sailors to sail alone and cope extremely safely with conditions. The sailors who used these rigs were in the older age group of Tigers and so had a few years of sailing experience. Our plan is for the youngest sailors to be in their boats, getting a feel for the water and how a boat feels and honing their action and reaction skills.
For our youngest sailors, Sea Squirts, there is no need to have their own boat – the use of a club boat is included in the price of the course. When they reach 9, Sea Tigers, and have a suitable level of proficiency they can then begin to learn to transition to the various Irish Sailing modules and start completing their sailing passport. At this stage a boat is a requirement and reliance on hiring a club boat should not be a given, preference for rental of club boats will be given to Sea Squirts. A boat, whether your own, rented or a club boat is a necessity – swapping in and out of boats is, sadly, a thing of the past!
Summer week long courses run from 1000 – 1300 or from 1330 – 1630.
Please find links to all our Junior Summer courses on the website, under Junior Sailing here:
Our youngest groups, starting from 6 years old. No experience is required to join this group. This group sail in the Club Mirrors with our instructors. The aim of this group is to build confidence in and around the water.
Are our more experienced group and go up to 10 years old. These sailors will use their own Optimists or a rented club Optimist. Often sailors will share a boat with another Sea Tiger. The aim of this group is to learn the basics of sailing in an informal way.
* Please note if your child/children completed the Tigers course last year, they can be booked onto our Junior Summer Sailing courses under the ‘Start Sailing’ module (level).
RSGYC courses are available to Club members only.
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Sea Squirts and Tigers Summer Courses
Sea Squirts are our youngest group, starting from 6 years old. No experience is required to join this group. This group sail in the Club Mirrors with our instructors. The aim of this group is to build confidence in and around the water. Come check out our latest gallery post to see what our Sea Squirts have been up to this year so far!
Sea Tigers are our more experienced group and go up to 10 years old. These sailors must have their own boat or share with another Sea Tiger. The aim of this group is to learn the basics of sailing in an informal way.
Sailors must be fully dressed in appropriate and most importantly warm sailing clothing. Parents are not required to stay but we ask for the parents to come back to help their children out of their wetsuits.
Boat parking is not included in the price. If you plan on keeping a boat at the Club a Dinghy Parking application should be completed. This can be requested from the Sailing Office.