Junior Sailing Courses

Kinsale Yacht Club prides itself on its active junior sailing program. We cater for all levels of sailor, from those looking to get a ‘taste of sailing’ to those who want to compete at national and international levels. Our aim is to promote and encourage young sailors to reach their full sailing potential, while ensuring they make new friends and enjoy the experience. KYC offers the popular ISA accredited summer sailing courses each summer for all levels of Junior Sailors and provides year round coaching to various levels.

Kinsale harbour is an ideal location, for hosting local sailing regattas and the club is also proactive in the hosting of regional and national sailing events. At KYC your young sailor will build friendships with other like-minded individuals, while experiencing the thrill of sailing a variety of dinghy classes. As well as sailing locally, KYC sailors are supported and encouraged to travel to regattas both across Ireland and around the world.

KYC caters for their junior sailors in the Optimist, Topper and Laser classes, while also encouraging mixed dinghy fleets.

If you would like more information, or have any questions about your family joining the sailing experience at KYC, please get in touch. Our Junior Sailing team would be delighted to hear from your and answer any questions you may have;

Junior Organiser: Conor Dillon info@kyc.ie

Summer Courses: Sinead Crowley juniororganiser@kyc.ie

Optimists: Ray Hanley kycoppies@gmail.com

Toppers: Chris baker kyctoppers@gmail.com

Lasers: James Mathews kyclasers@gmail.com

Application Form

Please complete the KYC ISA Junior Sailing Courses 2021 Application Form. You may also download the application here.