The Royal Irish Yacht Club has been running a very successful Adult Sailing Training Programme every year since the mid 1990’s.
The RIYC Adult Sailing programme is designed as an introduction to sailing and as a possible path to RIYC membership.  The courses run during the summer sailing season on Tuesday evenings and are available to both RIYC members and non-members.
Benefits of the Course:
The courses are run in a fun relaxed manner, over 6 Tuesday evenings, by club members on a voluntary basis 
We use the club’s fleet of 1720 sports-boats, pictured above.
Course members participate fully in all aspects of boat handling, rigging, and seamanship
Numbers are limited, therefore more individual attention is available
Age is not a barrier.
We meet no later than 5.45pm each Tuesday of the course. 
We are back on land by 8.30pm approx. 
Bar food is available after sailing each Tuesday. 
There is a sailing supper on the last Tuesday of the course included in the cost.
If conditions are not conducive to on the water activities, shore based, or theory sessions will operate

Based on the course, a sailor can decide 

If sailing is for them 
To cruise
To race.

The advantages of a learning to sail within the RIYC are: 

Opportunity for sailors to meet members involved in the Programme and integrate into the club quickly and easily. 
Opportunity to meet RIYC Skippers, and become crew on a racing boat. Crewing can lead to membership of the RIYC. 
All skippers on the training programme are club members.  This allows participants a unique opportunity to get a feel for what it means to be part of the RIYC

Registration and Cost:

Each ‘Introduction to Sailing’ course (Course 1 & 2) and includes 6 evenings of instruction, and supper on the final evening. The course fees covers temporary membership of the club, and use of a lifejacket if required. 
On-line applications for both introduction to sailing courses are now open, on a first come basis. You will be guided to make your payment via the RIYC payment portal.

Cancellation policy 

Full refund for cancellations up to 21 days before the course start date
50% refund for cancellations between 20 and 15 days before the course start date
00% refund for cancellations between 15 and 0 days before the course start date
Further Questions – Please contact Declan by email:  [email protected]