Adult Training/uSail

We’re back!

We are delighted to be back out on the water.   If you are interested in taking part in our exciting uSail programme contact us at 

The safety of our Club members, staff and guests is paramount and your strict adherence to the Irish Sailing guidelines and ours are expected.  We at the RSGYC want everyone to stay safe while having fun.

It’s right for You!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go sailing in Dublin Bay? Think about healthy outdoor exercise, which can at times be exhilarating and also very relaxing. Add the attractions of a friendly buzz around the Apres-Sail BBQ ashore. It’s the perfect antidote to a busy week at the office. With our uSail adult training programme, we tailor our courses to aspiring sailors with different levels of experience from complete beginners to experienced sailors. Training is on our Club 1720 Sports boats. These boats are safe and fun to sail which make them ideal boats to learn on. There is plenty of room for 4-5 sailors and a coach. The boats are stable and fast, so you can be guaranteed an enjoyable, exciting and safe time learning to sail. Positions are rotated so you get to know all jobs on the boat and our coaches will be sure to make the training relevant to your level of ability as to make the most of your time on the water.

At the end of the course, we expect you to be competent enough to crew on a keelboat. You will be added to a private “uSail Alumni” Whatsapp group where we message you regularly about spaces to crew on members boats.


uSail – Adult Sailing Course “Let’s get you on the water!”

Why not experience sailing at the Royal St George?

We have put together a number of programmes to introduce you to sailing and to the club.

  1. uSail Start Sailing (€360)
  2. uSail Racing (€300)
  3. uSail Improvers Sailing (€360)


1. uSail Start Sailing           

  • No experience necessary. uSail training courses are for adults of all ages
  • Courses will be run throughout the season enabling you to feel the ‘buzz’ of both sailing and the club itself
  • Each course will be short, intensive and sociable
  • The uSail Start Sailing course consists of four or five training sessions over 2-3 weeks
  • Evening courses consist of 5 sessions and are held on week-nights after work (Tuesdays & Thursdays 5.30/6.00 – 9.00pm)
  • Weekend courses consist of 4 longer sessions on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings (9.30 – 1.30pm)
  • On completing your course, we introduce you to members who are keen to share their love of sailing.
  • The RSGYC is an Irish Sailing approved Training Centre
  • Quality instruction & tuition, with individual feedback
  • An instructor and up to four uSailors per boat.
  • Most training is on 1720 keelboats (which don’t capsize).
  • Also available are J80s, Squibs, Cruisers, and Power-boats
  • Cost includes apres-sailing meal/bbq after each session

2022 schedule of courses and booking links can be found HERE

2.  uSail Improvers Course

  • The next step in your new sailing career!
  • This course is for people who have completed the uSail start sailing course or who have previous experience at beginner level.
  • Training takes place on our 1720 keelboats
  • Focus the skills learned in start sailing by practicing manoeuvers such as : picking up a mooring, coming alongside a pontoon and recovering a man overboard.
  • Gain confidence in your sailing ability and develop skills necessary to successfully helm and crew a boat.

3. uSail Racing 

  • Take your sailing to the next level
  • Racing will take place on the club’s modern J80 or 1720 keelboats
  • For those who have already completed the uSail Start Sailing course
  • Experience the excitement and thrills of *Dublin Bay Sailing Club races
  • Take part in four DBSC races: Thursday series, or Saturday series
       * Dublin Bay Sailing Club Series Racing 

This series includes all boats in Dun Laoghaire and can have over 100 boats competing at times! 


2022 schedule of courses and booking links can be found HERE


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Corporate packages

We have a great Corporate package available for larger groups. Please enquire with Karin in the Sailing Office at

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For More Info just email Karin Ryan at  Or call 01-280 1811

We will be delighted to assist you with the start of your Lifetime of Sailing Adventure.


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