Sail Training for IWDG Members

1st Jul 2013

IWDG members West Cork Sailing have kindly offered discount Sail training to all members for a limited time only!

Cruising training and charter are onboard Jessy of Adrigole, 37 foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, that has been modified to take sail trainees.

You will be cruising by day to harbours and bays within Bantry Bay and surrounding area, which is perfect for taking your Day Skipper or Competent Crew course.

ISA Competent Crew

Trainees will be learning about life on a cruising boat - how to sail, handle sheets, lines and halyards, how to use winches, understand some basic chart work, how to use the anchor, and how to handle dock lines and mooring lines. 

ISA Day Skipper

Trainees will take turns navigating and skippering the boat to various locations within Bantry Bay under the direction of the instructor. Nights will be spent on anchor or on a visitor mooring and students may go ashore in the dinghy if weather allows or prepare passages for the following day.  Day skipper trainees will practice navigation, boat handling under sail and engine crew organisation harbour and docking manoeuvres and general responsibilities of a skipper. Before taking this course they will need an understanding of navigation to Day Skipper theory level, have an ability to sail a boat and be familiar with all of the skills covered within the comp crew course. Full details of the syllabi are available from the RYA and ISA. We recommend log books are purchased before coming on the course, so trainees are fully familiar with the course content and prerequisites. Available from RYA or ISA.

Day Skipper and Competent Crew training courses are available the following dates;

12th August to 16th August – Monday to Friday

19th August to 23 August – Monday to Friday

26th August to 30th August – Monday to Friday

What to bring

There are not huge amounts of storage space on board so please leave the wardrobe at home. Make sure you pack your gear in a soft bag without wheels. You will need soft light coloured soled deck shoes or trainers (which might get wet) wellies good waterproof sailing gear (Sailing jacket and trousers can be provided if you do not have your own). A torch, sea sick tablets, book, and any medication you need. Bring some comfortable track pants tee shirts a fleece or 2, jeans for going ashore in, wash bag towel swim togs wetsuit (if you have one) under wear sun screen shades woolly hat.. Also remember to bring any special foods or snacks you want.


Trainees will be responsible for running the boat on a daily basis, direction may come from trainee Day Skippers, who will act as skippers, and intern be taking direction from the instructor. Each day a part of the crew will be given the job of looking after the domestic duties on board.

If you would like to book your place now please email for further details.

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