2020 Junior Summer Training

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Junior Committee are delighted to open registration for the SSC 2020 Junior Training Programme.
We have carefully reviewed government phased reopening guidelines, as well as Irish Sailing Association’s ‘Return to Sailing’.   We will continue to review the plans as we receive further advice from the government and ISA.

If you have questions about the training content, please contact  Junior Training Officer: Olive Parker at oliveparker69@yahoo.ie

If you have questions about registration, payment or Zoom links, please contact Junior Convenor Nora Pyne at juniors.skerriessailingclub@gmail.com or 0862296647

Happy sailing!!

In order to get the sailors on the water we have organised 3 parts:

Part 1: June Online Training – Getting Ready to Sail

This is a free SSC Juniors online program to help sailors get ready to return to sailing.  It is highly recommended for all sailors intending to take part in July training, as July sailors MUST be able to rig and launch their own boats. 

Coaches George, Kerri-ann, Sorcha, Frances, Ella, Emma, Andrew, Sophie and Megan made review videos on how to tie the various knots and rig Optimists, Mirrors, Lasers and Toppers.  Kerri-ann is hosting fun junior sailing quizzes on Zoom for sailors (with a parent/guardian) on Thursday June 11th, 18th and 25th from 7-8 pm.

Zoom invitations and video links will be sent to the email parents/guardians provide with registration.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to watch the rigging/knots videos with their sailors.

SSC Juniors – knots tutorial (Parents can send in photos to be added here)

Follow the June registration link in order to register for June training. Please submit one form for each child.

Part 2: July Training – Sailing for fun!

Government Stage 3 begins June 29th. We will be permitted to run training for up to 15 people, including instructors and coaches.  Please note sailors are permitted to travel to SSC up to 20 km or from anywhere in County Dublin.  We will be obliged to ensure training is non-contact and that we adhere to 2m social distancing requirements for people from different households.  
In order to maximise the opportunity to get back on the water, training will be divided into half day sessions and each sailor will be offered the same two sessions a week for 4 weeks in July.

July Training – sailing for fun!


Optimist:  Tuesdays and Thursday (AM OR PM), Tuesday, June 30th – July 23rd (4 weeks)
Toppers and Mirrors:  Wednesdays and Thursdays (AM),  Wednesday, July 1st –  July 23rd (4 weeks)  

To comply with COVID19 regulations all sailors must:

  • have their own wetsuits and life jackets
  • be able to rig their boats themselves;
  • bring and carry on their person any water or snacks
  • bring and carry on their person, their own bottle of hand sanitiser
  • be assigned to a training group, which may not be changed during the sessions.

All sailors & guardians must comply with SSC COVID19 regulations at all times.

Pricing for training (July) is as follows:

  • 8 x half days € 24
  • 8 x half days with boat hire €30 plus €40 deposit (refunded if no equipment lost)

The remainder of the cost for July training is subsidised  by the Junior Committee. July training is designed to be fun and support a love of sailing. It is not ISA level training.  ISA level training will take place from July 27th to August 21st (4 weeks). Registration for ISA will open soon.

Please submit one form for each child. All sailors must be SSC members and 8 years old or older.

Please follow the July Registration Link

Part 3:  Summer ISA Courses

Registration for the 2020 ISA Courses is now open. The ISA Training will be four weeks from July 27th to August 21st.

For application details please see 2020 ISA Courses.