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2024 Sailing Courses at BBSC

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We are currently putting together our ISA Sailing and Adult Sailing courses for the 2024 season. Please stay tuned for updates. The courses will be about the same as 2023.

2023 Sailing Courses at BBSC

Bantry Bay Sailing Club is a recognised Irish Sailing training centre. All courses are run to a syllabus and will be led by a trained, friendly, and qualified Irish Sailing Instructor. Each course is carefully designed to provide you with all of the skills and confidence you need to get you out on the water and enjoy sailing.

Courses are 260 euro and Taste of Sailing course is160 euro

BBSC members get a 20 euro discount on each course. In addition, members using their own sailing dinghy on the course will get a 20 euro credit towards next year's boat storage fees to a maximum of 2 credits (40 euro).

Courses run from Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with an hour lunch break from 1:00 2:00 PM.

The kids minimum age is 10 years old at the time of the course.

Taste of Sailing courses are ½ day, either in the morning (from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM) or in the afternoon (From 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM). We also offer Taste of Sailing in Week 6 (Monday, August 7 & Tuesday, August 8. These are all day courses with a lunch break from 1:00 2:00 PM ).

BBSC Adult course runs for 3 weeks on Mondays and Wednesday's evenings starting at 19:00.

Before attending any course, please complete the 2023 BBSC Sailing Courses Form

Personal Sailing Equipment

Do you have all 3 of these personal sailing gear for each student?

1. Life jacket

2. Full length wet suit

3. Sailing booties or old runners

If you do not have all the personal sailing equipment, please let us know what you are missing. Email us at Thankyou.


BBSC members get a 20-euro discount on each course

Week 1 (July 3 - 7)

  • Kids: Taste of Sailing AM. 160 euro
  • Kids: Taste of Sailing PM. 160 euro
  • Start Sailing. 260 euro
  • Introduction to Powerboating. 375 euro (subject to numbers)
  • 3 week BBSC Adult Sailing Course. Will be held on Monday & Wednesday evenings for 3 weeks starting on Monday 3 July (July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 starting at 19:00). 160 euro

Week 2 (July 10 - 14)

  • Basic Skills. 260 euro
  • Improver Skills. 260 euro
  • Start Sailing. 260 euro

Week 3 (July 17 - 21)

  • Kids: Taste of Sailing AM. 160 euro
  • Kids: Taste of Sailing PM. 160 euro
  • Start Sailing. 260 euro
  • Introduction to Powerboating. 375 euro (subject to numbers)

Week 4 (July 24 - 28)

  • Improving Skills. 260 euro
  • Kites and Wires. 260 euro

Week 5 (July 31 August 4)

  • Team racing with Firefly 100 euro : During this week, BBSC will have a fleet of Firefly boats and sailors on this course will have the opportunity to sail in a one-design class boat.
  • Basic Skills. 260 euro
  • Advanced Boat Handling. 260 euro

Prerequisite for Advanced Boat Handling Course: You must have completed the Improving Skills course and been sailing regularly. If you have not been regularly practising these skills, you will need to do so prior to the course, with a minimum of 20hrs as helm

Week 6 (August 7 - 11)

  • Taste of Sailing. All Day: Monday & Tuesday 160 euro
  • Adventure Skills: Monday through Friday 260 euro

To book a course: Take note of the week of the course you want and click HERE and go to the week that course is offered. Click the 'Booking' link on the right and Login. If you do not have a login, then you will need to create an account by clicking on 'create an account now' link. If you are a member then your 20 euro discount will automatically be applied. Any questions, email us at

Last updated 09:00 on 5 April 2024

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