Junior Sailing Courses 2018

Summer Junior Sailing Courses

Junior sailing courses will take place during the summer at Howth Yacht Club. We will organise a range of one and two week summer junior sailing courses for young people. These take place during June, July and August. We will welcome non members and particularly anybody who has yet to try sailing. Some restrictions to participation in advanced course may apply. Club boats will be available for participants on these courses.


Summer Junior Sailing Courses
Summer Junior Sailing Courses

Our club has a maximum student instructor ratio of 6:1 on all our courses (except ‘Kites and Wires’). Instructors are all ISA qualified. They undergo in-house training to ensure the highest possible standards of tuition for our junior sailing courses.

New for Summer 2018


This year we are introducing the following two new course formats:

‘Cara na Mara’ is an Irish Sailing training programme that delivers basics sailing skills, seamanship, environmental awareness and science for 6 to 10 year olds.

‘Sailing with Languages’ allows secondary school students to enjoy sailing, while learning some new vocabulary and gaining confidence in speaking another language.

We recommend the following courses for young people who are new to sailing:-

•     6-10 year olds – Cara Na Mara

•     10-12 year olds – Start Sailing

•     13-17 year olds – Teen Dinghy & Teen Keelboat

Additional course might be available depending on demand. Further information can be found by visiting the Howth Yacht Club’s website.

Howth Yacht Club was originally founded under the name of Howth Sailing Club in 1895. Howth Sailing Club later combined with Howth Motor Yacht Club. This club operated from the West Pier since 1935 then went on to form Howth Yacht Club. The current modern clubhouse was built and completed in 1987. Further extensions have since been made to the building, grounds and marina to facilitate activities of one of the largest sailing memberships in Ireland and the UK.