Year 1

Year 1

From €45 / person
year 1
Please contact the office for more information on how to book

At a glance

Autumn Training

 Beginning Sunday 4th of September and running weekly, Autumn Training gives an opportunity for First year panel members to develop new skills in Sailing, Windsurfing, SUPing and Kayaking. It ends with the Panel Festival (Booked Separately) on Saturday 22nd October

Booking Instructions

Please add all the training dates you can attened to your cart. Please note the minimum number of 5 training dates  in Autumn Training.

When you have selected all your training dates you can then click Year 1 - Panel Festival if you wish to add festival to your booking. 

Once all your dates are added with participant and guardian details please click proceed to checkout.

At checkout you will also be paying your registration fee of €95.

If you have any questions or any trouble booking please give the office a call. 0214770738

 

The panel program is a training program of both physical skills and soft. Panel members get instructor lead training in a range of different watersports (kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and SUPing).  We encourage our panel members to get a taste for all of the different watersports that are on offer. However it normally becomes evident that one sport is the best fit for them and in second year they then go on to hone in on their skills in either sailing or windsurfing. Through all of this, we’re reflecting and promoting the distinctive culture and ethos of Oysterhaven, which is to take a fun and friendly approach, but with a commitment to professionalism, and delivering training to the highest possible standards.

During our busy summer months each panel member is encouraged to complete 3 weeks (some do more!) of work experience where they will help and assist a qualified instructor on our summer camp groups ranging from age 4 to 17. This is great exposure for our panel members as they can learn while observing the instructor on session.  

The training and work experience of panel then often leads to an Irish Sailing Instructor Qualifications. Which once you are fully qualified brings employment oppurtunities in Oysterhaven and in other centres at home and abroad. For some, it may even be the start of a career in sports or the outdoors. 

The best aspect of panel is while you are having all this fun out on the water, you don't realise how much you are learning! Through training and work-experience, panel members gain self-confidence, public-speaking skills, they learn responsibility, time-management skills, adaptability and lots more! Skills like these will stand to our panel members as they go on to progress through education and also into their future careers.

While you are down on work experience over the summer, you have free access to rental of the kit (kayaks, dinghies, windsurfers, SUPs), this is a great way for you to practice and keep your skill level up over the summer. If you are not down on work-experience you still have access to kit-hire at a super reduced price of €5!

Popular Activities
Year 2 - Sailing Skills

It's time to choose your preferred skill and start working towards your instructorship. If Sailing is what you'd like to do then choose your dates and get out on the water! A minimum of 5 training days is required.

Year 3 - Sailing Instructor Course

Year 3 - Sailing Skills

Pre-Entry Training! Just 2 training days Sat. 3rd & Sat 10th Sept  before your pre-entry important to attend! 

Year 1 - Panel Festival

Autumn training culminates with our Panel Festival on Saturday 22nd October. First, Second and Third Year panel members to join together in a fun event including Sailing races, Windsurfing Freestyle, Kayak polo and More!

Year 2 - Windsurfing Skills

It's time to choose your preferred skill and start working towards your instructorship. If Windsurfing is what you'd like to do then choose your dates and get out on the water! A minimum of 5 training days is required.

Year 3 - Windsurfing Instructor Course

Year 3 - Windsurfing Skills

Pre-Windsurfing Instructor Course Training Important to attend in advance of your instructor course in October!

Year 2 - Powerboat Level 2

Powerboating is a prerequisite for your instructorships and it is vital you get it complete this Autumn. The powerboat course runs on the Saturday 9am - 6pm and Sunday 9am - 5pm of your chosen weekend. Places are limited so please choose your preferred available dates.

Year 2 - First Aid

Year 2 - Panel Festival

Autumn training culminates with our Panel Festival on Saturday 22nd October. First, Second and Third Year panel members to join together in a fun event including Sailing races, Windsurfing Freestyle, Kayak polo and More!

Year 3 - First Aid

Year 3 - Panel Festival

Autumn training culminates with our Panel Festival on Saturday 22nd October. First, Second and Third Year panel members to join together in a fun event including Sailing races, Windsurfing Freestyle, Kayak polo and More!

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