Training/Sailing Courses


If you’ve never sailed before or want to improve your skills, CSBC would love to help you.

You can learn to sail at any age – we take new sailors from the age of 8 to over 80, learning to sail in some of the safest andrya-training-centre-sussex best sailing waters in Ireland and the UK.
We are a Recognized Training Centre and run a wide range of RYA courses including Power-boating and First Aid.

CSBC is a members club but visitors are always very welcome and we are always looking for new members. We have a long pedigree in teaching sailing and hosting sailing events.



Sailing courses
Private Sessions




Instructors: All our instructors are RYA (Royal Yachting Association) trained and certified. We use those qualified and experienced in Safetyboat driving and first aid as well as sailing.

Location: Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre. You are insured while you are here participating in our programmes.

What to expect: We will look after you from when you arrive at CSBC until when you finish your session. We will explain how to gear up, what boats you will be sailing in and we will give you a great experience on the water. All our sessions are aimed at being fun and safe. We also hope that you will take away some new knowledge of the sea and appreciation for our natural environment.

What is provided: we provide spray jackets and buoyancy aids, boats and all the instruction. There are hot showers, changing rooms and toilets as well an indoor area to be based in should some people prefer not to go on the water.

 Private Dinghy Sailing Lessons 2016

Private Lessons are made by arrangement with the instructors through the CSBC RYA Training Centre.  Please contact to arrange a time and a date that suits you, the instructor and the weather.

Should the weather not be suitable we can postpone the lesson to a more suitable date in the future.

What to bring:

  • warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body
  • a hat
  • gloves (cycling gloves are good if you don’t have sailing ones)
  • trainers that you don’t mind getting wet ! (not wellington boots)
  • lots of warm socks
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • plastic bin bag for wet clothes
  • long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat / cap minimal jewellery
  • A bottle for water to stop dehydration
  • MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)


If you have any concerns or a complaint regarding Training at Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club and you wish to talk to someone other than the Principal or the Chief Instructor, please contact the Commodore Alastair McLaughlin on:

Friday evenings at CSBC

Boats & Kit

Complaints Procedure

Where to find out more information: just email:

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