Becoming a certified sailing instructor is a hugely worthwhile prospect. Whether it is to take kids on their first outing on a boat or be able to drill into adolescents the details of the racing rules in action, or to instil in adults a sense of confidence in their own sailing ability so that they can pass a yacht master course and go to sea in a well found vessel, this is the lost of the instructor.

The Irish Sailing Asssociation (ISA), Ireland’s national authority, sets down the syllubus for instructors to follow before they can be certified. In Kinsale the Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre runs several instructor courses each year. Details can be found HERE: