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A ‘Taste of Sailing’ is aimed at beginners and is designed to be an inexpensive way to find out if sailing is your thing. The course is short and sweet and gives an immediate thrill with a great sense of satisfaction at the end, here’s what’s involved:

The aim of this brief course is to give you an introduction to the thrill and enjoyment of sailing.

Previous knowledge / experience
No prior experience or knowledge is required. Suitable for ages 8+

Types of Boat
This course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy, small keel boat or catamaran.

Cullaun Sailing Club taste of Sailing courses are done in either a morning or afternoon session. This is an ideal opportunity to find out if you are interested in Sailing and if you want to progress further.

By the end of this course you will be able to do the following:

Clothing & equipment:
Describe why you should wear a Personal Flotation Device.

Sailing techniques & manoeuvres:
- Identify which direction the wind is blowing from.
- As both helm and as crew,
- Reach across the wind
- Stop the boat
- Turn the boat through the wind (Tack)
- Help balance the boat
- Raise and lower the dagger or centreboard and rudder

Capsize recovery:
Explain why it is important to stay with a capsized or inverted boat.

Personal Development:
Describe how to continue sailing and develop your sailing skills and knowledge.

For details of available courses, dates, times and rates go to our event calendar and book a place on this using the form that is there.

Questions? Contact us now!

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