The Junior Committee is delighted to announce that we will be running our very popular Nippers course in May and June 2023, starting on Wednesday 10th May.
The Nippers course is based on the ISA’s Cara na Mara programme. The programme designed for young children aged 6-10 who have not yet had any, or very little, experience sailing. The programme is focused on building confidence on the water and teaching the basics of water safety. The emphasis is on fun!
The NYC will run 6 sessions on Wednesdays (Dates May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and June 7th, 14th). The session starts with registration at 5.30 and finishes at 7.30pm (on water by 6pm).
There will be courses for age groups as below:
o Otters: 6 to 8 years
o Seals: 7 to 9 years
o Dolphins: 8 to 10 years
Nippers is aimed at NYC members, aged 6-10, who have not previously done any summer courses or may have only done a Minors course in summer 2022.
The cost per child is €130 for all six sessions. The fee covers instruction, supper for children on the last night and access to NYC boats (no need to rent or own a boat).
Children must have a reasonable level of water confidence, as we will be using Optimists, Paddleboards and Ventures, depending on the weather conditions. Children must have their own life jackets & appropriate clothing.
We will cap the numbers at 18 and open a waiting list if there is more demand. The ratio of instructor to children is 1:6 for this age group, as per ISA guidance.
Registrations are currently only open to Full and Family members.