Welcome to our Dinghy Section
We have a vibrant and fun dinghy section here in Wicklow Sailing Club and have something for everyone. We welcome all sailors regardless of whether you have sailed before or are an absolute beginner. We have a number of sailing dinghies available to members to rent so, even if you don’t have a boat it’s easy to get involved. Our club is ideally situated right on the waterfront so you can be sailing within a few short minutes of launching.
Our sailing season runs each year from April through to the end of September and we run club racing every Thursday evening and also on Saturday afternoons (weather permitting). These sessions are not just for the racers though and leisurely sailors are also welcome.
We are an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) accredited training centre and throughout the season we run 6-8 weeks of dinghy courses for the junior members of the club. We don’t just cater to juniors and also run an Adult Dinghy Course every year.
Dinghy training courses for Junior members
Cara Na Mara
Age: 6 – 10
An on the water and shoreside training programme that delivers the basic sailing skills of seamanship, environmental awareness and science for 6 to 10 year olds.
Small Boat Sailing Scheme
The ISA (Irish Sailing Association) Small Boat Sailing Scheme courses are the ideal way to either start sailing for the first time or build on the skills you already have.
Teen Try Sailing
An ideal way for your teen to try out sailing these week long sailing courses are targeted at students who feel that they would be too old to join in with the July courses.
Adult Dinghy Courses – Non ISA
Don’t let the junior sailors have all the fun! We run Adult Dinghy courses every summer depending on demand.
The course consists of shore and water based activities, and by the end you should be in a position to take part in our club sailing sessions (Thursday
evenings and Saturday afternoons), either as helm or crew. The courses usually run over 6 days (3 evenings & 3 full days, Thursday evenings
7-9pm and Sundays 10am-4pm) and the format is 10-12 trainees per course.
The cost is €195 for club members, and €295 for non-members.