Cara na Mara

80 eur
Mon Jul 22, 10:00 AM - Fri Jul 26, 2:00 PM, 2019 (IST)

KIDDIES SAILING COURSE - Aimed at age 5-10.
Cara na Mara provides a child centred approach to introducing children to sailing and the marine environment.
The Irish Sailing Association syllabus takes an interactive approach to teaching.

Each course in the programme consists of a series of games, tasks, activities and experiments that will help children to discover, explore and practise the skills and knowledge they need, while under the supervision and leadership of an ISA Instructor.
The programme covers the essential sailing skills needed for children to become competent, independent sailors and also includes a strong emphasis on the skills & knowledge that will allow them to appreciate and enjoy the water & outdoor environment.

Places are limited. Boats are provided as part of the course fee.

Each course in the programme consists of a series of games, tasks, activities and experiments that will help children to discover, explore and practise the skills and knowledge they need, while under the supervision and leadership of an ISA Instructor.
The programme covers the essential sailing skills needed for children to become competent, independent sailors and also includes a strong emphasis on the skills & knowledge that will allow them to appreciate and enjoy the water & outdoor environment.

Places are limited. Boats are provided as part of the course fee.

Eligibility for the CARA NA MARA Sailing Course

  1. Applicants must have an interest in learning to sail.
  2. Applicants must be members of Mullingar Sailing Club. This is included in the course cost
  3. Aged 5 years or older on 22nd July 2019.
  4. All applicants must be in possession of an adequate, approved buoyancy aid which must be worn at all times while on the water and on the foreshore.
    Please note that a wetsuit (while not compulsory) will considerably add to the student sailor’s comfort on the course.

The committee Of Mullingar Sailing Club reserves the right to:
• Limit the number of applicants.
• Accept applications subject to suitability for the course.
• Implement its Disciplinary Procedure to suspend a student/participant if necessary.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
The equipment and clothing your child should bring on their sailing course are as follows;
ALWAYS BRING;
*Shoes that may be worn in the water (not flip flops).
*Swimming costume - to wear under a wetsuit.
*Towel
*Warm hat and a sun hat.
*Sun cream (SPF50).
*Waterproof jacket,trousers & footware for use on land activities.
*Full change of warm clothes = just in case!
*A drink & snack in re-sealable containers.

IF YOU HAVE THEM, BRING;

  • Wetsuit booties.
  • Wetsuit.
  • Bouyancy aid.
  • Waterproof top or cagoule for use on the water.
  • Any medication etc. required during the day with written instructions.

Do try to put your childs name on everything belonging to them and pack spare dry clothing in a seperate plastic bag which will keep its contents dry if dropped onto a wet changing room floor.

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