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2018 Course Calendar

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(Further details of Courses below)

 

May 2018

12th – Kayaking – Level 1 – Kids

13th – Kayaking – Level 1 – Adults

12th – Introduction to Power boating – 1 day

13th – Introduction to Power boating – 1 day

19th – Taste of Sailing – Dingy – 3 hours (Kids)

20th – Taste of Sailing – Dingy – 3 hours (Family)

26th – Kayaking – Level 2 – Adults

27th – Kayaking – Level 2 – Adults

26th – National Power Boat Certificate – 2 days

27th – National Power Boat Certificate – 2 days

 

June 2018

2nd – Hillwalking Festival

3rd – Hillwalking Festival

9th – National Power Boat Certificate – 2 days

10th – National Power Boat Certificate – 2 days

16th – Expedition Taster Weekend

17th – Expedition Taster Weekend

26th – Kayaking – Level 2 – Kids

27th – Kayaking – Level 2 – Kids

 

July 2018

7th – Singles Activity Weekend (Details to follow)

8th – Singles Activity Weekend (Details to follow)

14th – Introduction to Power boating – 1 day – Family Weekend Multi Activity Day 1 (€50pp for 1 day)

15th – Introduction to Power boating – 1 day – Family Weekend Multi Activity Day 2 (€100pp for 2 days)

21st – Taste of Sailing – Dingy – 3 hours (Kids) Adventure Race Training

22nd – Taste of Sailing – Dingy – 3 hours (Adults) Adventure Race Training

28th – Kayaking Trip (TBC)

29th – Kayaking Trip (TBC)

 

August 2018

4th – Expedition Weekend

5th – Expedition Weekend

11th – National Power Boat Certificate – 2 days

12th – National Power Boat Certificate – 2 days

18th – Taste of Sailing – Dingy – 3 hours (Kids) Adventure Race Training

19th – Taste of Sailing – Dingy – 3 hours (Family) Adventure Race Training

25th – Kayaking – Lap of Lake – Family Weekend Multi Activity Day 1 (€50pp for 1 day)

26th – Adventure Race Training – Family Weekend Multi Activity Day 2 (€100pp for 2 days)

 

September 2018

1st – Hillwalking Festival

2nd – Hillwalking Festival

8th – National Safety Boat Certificate (2 days)

9th – National Safety Boat Certificate (2 days)

15th – Start Sailing – Keel – Adults (from 2 days)

16th – Start Sailing – Keel – Adults (from 2 days)

22nd – Kayaking

23rd – Adventure Race Training

27th – Kayaking

28th – Adventure Race Training

 

October 2018

13th – Introduction to Power boating – 1 day

14th –  Introduction to Power boating – 1 day

 

 

 

 

More details of Course and Activities

 

 

Hill Walking Tours

Our hill walking tours range from a half day to two days. Our guides will teach you the basics of mountain navigation while also fill you in on the local history and wildlife.

There are a number of suitable hills and mountains around Blessington, Glendalough and the Dublin mountains.

All of these walk may be changed to suit the group and the weather on any given day.

Expedition Weekend – Day Tours – Dublin and Wicklow

This is a great way to see the Wicklow Mountains and some of the Coast line over looking the Irish sea.

These tour will have some walking but may also include the following

Cycling

Horse Riding

Kayaking

Canoeing

Sailing

 

Each tour is made to suit your groups needs.

Tours will take in some of the following loactions

Glendalough

Powerscourt

Lough Tay

Blessington Lake

Sally Gap

 

 

Bush Craft Weekend

Bush craft is a popular team activity for wilderness survival skills. These skills would include the following fire craft, shelter-building, water sourcing, foraging, fishing and hunting.

Our programmes run from a half day to 2 days including an overnight

Introduction to Power Boating

This a certificated course approved by the Sailing Ireland

Runs over two days – Cost:

€195 for a booking of 3

€245 for a booking of 2

€350 for a booking of 1

National Power boating Certificate

To develop the skills and knowledge needed to skipper a boat in day light hours.

You would need to have some experience or have done the introduction to power boating

Min of two days – Cost
€195 for a booking with 3
€245 for a booking of 2
€350 for a booking of 1

 

Safety Boat Certificate

The aim of this course is to introduce the skills and techniques needed for power boats to be able to provide safety/rescue for fleets of dinghies, canoes, kayaks, wind surfers, and Kite surfers.

All participants must hold the national powerboat certificate

Min of 2 days – Cost:

€195 for a booking with 3

€245 for a booking of 2

€350 for a booking of 1

 

A Taste of Sailing

The aim of this course is to give a positive introduction into the thrill of sailing. This course can be run in Keelboats (which are like small yachts) or it can be run in single handed boats.

This course would normally be run over one day.

Cost: €100

Start Sailing

This is a two day course which, at the end you should be able to sail in light winds with the assistance of your instructor.

Min of 2 days
Cost from: €185

Basic Sailing Skills

By the end of this course you should be able to sail in light winds without the assistance of  your instructor

4 -10 days

Cost from: €300

Improving Sailing Skills

The aim of this course is to improve upon / develop existing skills and knowledge in order to sail more effectively in moderate conditions.

4 to 10 days

Cost from: €300

Kayaking Level One Skills

The Level 1 Skills Award aims to enable participants to:

  1. Perform fundamental Paddling Skills

 

 

Kayaking Level Two Skills

The Level 2 Kayak Skills Award aims to enable participants to:

  1. Kayak safely and competently on flat water and Grade I rivers as a member of a group being led.
  2. Assist in basic rescues.

 

 

Kayaking level Three Skills

The Level 3 Kayaking Skills Award aims to enable participants to:

  1. Kayak safely and competently on rivers up to and including Grade II rivers as a member of a group of peers.
  2. Be capable of negotiating obstacles likely to be encountered on Grade II rivers.
  3. Assist in rescues.

 

 

Weekend Kayaking Trips

This is a great way to try out some of the skills that you have picked up over some of the other courses.

Lap of the lake, Two days lap of the lake, Over night in Avon Ri or Camping Out.

River Trip – Two day paddling on the river barrow.

Single day on the Wicklow rivers.

 

 

Adventure Race Training (Details to follow)

Family Weekend multi activity Day 1 (Details to follow)

Family Weekend multi activity 2 Days (Details to follow)

Singles Activity Weekend (Details to follow)

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