Sailing School

Lough Swilly Sailing School is an accredited Irish Sailing Association Sailing Centre.

This year the LSYC Sailing School will operate from our clubhouse at Fahan, Donegal. Courses will run during July and August. Courses start each Monday and run for five days with a minimum class size of 5 and a maximum of 8. Approved instructors will provide instruction to the ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS).

In 2011 we purchased a new fleet of Laser Pico dinghies, a very popular boat with sailing schools. It is suitable for younger participants and adults. With mainsail and a jib too, it can be sailed as a single-handed or 2 person boat.

Although buoyancy aids will be provided, participants must be aged 9 or over, and must be able to swim confidently, out of their own depth.

Both novice and intermediate students can be facilitated and instructed at their own level by two instructing staff on the water. Students are then certified to the level achieved. All sailing school participants will be able to gain ISA Sailing Course certificates, and progress through the I.S.A. Small Boat sailing scheme.

The school will make use of LSYC clubhouse, dinghies and other facilities, and all participants on the course will be welcome to join LSYC to continue their sailing (your school fee covers the remainder of the sailing season as a member of the LSYC ).

All our sailing courses are delivered and supervised by qualified instructors, and use our fleet of Picos. Course fee includes:

  • Lifejackets / Helmets / Cagoules
  • Safety boat cover during all courses
  • Changing Rooms and Showers in Clubhouse
  • Classroom in Clubhouse
  • A limited supply of wetsuits is available

Course Fees

Course fees are being kept at the level of previous years.

€190 (Adult)

€160 (Junior)

Generous discounts apply for group bookings (2 or more) if you are aware of anyone who wishes to join with you on the course.

Application Form

You can download an application form from this link: Application Form


Places are filling up quickly so guarantee your place now by email or phone:

Eoghan on +44 (0) 77 3151 4164

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