The Junior Committee is delighted to announce that we will be once again be running the very popular Nippers course in May and June 2022.
The Nippers course is based on the ISA’s Cara na Mara programme. Our lead instructor is SI Cillian Madigan who has instructed the Cara na Mara curriculum in previous years.
It is a 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 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th May, 1st and 8th June) 5.30-8pm (on water by 6pm).
The cost per child is €130 which includes the Cara na Mara work book (€10).
We will have one additional date (15 June) in hand in case of bad weather.
Given that some young sailors may have missed out in previous years due to Covid, we have decided to offer course aimed at three age groups.
o Otters: 6 to 7 years
o Seals: 7+ to 8 years
o Dolphins: 8+ to approx. 10 years
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.
Nippers is open to any NYC members aged 6-10 who have not previously done any summer courses.
Any sailor aged 6–10 who has done a previous Nippers course in 2021 or 2019 but not done any further sailing courses since is very welcome to join us!