Sailing Courses

Learn to sail in style on the beautiful waters of Lough Derg. If you are a complete beginner or an accomplished sailor, in our fleet of Fevas, Visions or Ludic’s, we really do have something to suit everybody!

Lough Derg Sailing Tour

Take to the water with the wind in your sails and enjoy the clear blue water of Lough Derg. An experienced instructor will ensure you are safe and dry and allow you to sit back and enjoy the feeling of being swept along by the breeze or if you are up for a splash you can go for a refreshing dip.

Trip stake 2 1/2 hours and are fully guided, all equipment is provided.

Cost €45 per person (min 2 people)


Taste of Sailing

A short introduction to the thrills & spills of sailing, this sailing courses will provide a complete beginner with a flavour of the sport in a controlled, safe environment. The aim of this brief introductory course is to give you a positive introduction to the thrill of sailing.

A Taste of Sailing €100 per person per course (One Day Course)


Start Sailing

The aim of the Start sailing course is to provide the novice sailor with a brief introduction to sailing.
By the end of the course, the sailor will have covered basic boat handling techniques and essential background knowledge. It is recommended that sailors go on to consolidate this short introduction with the Basic Skills Course (Level 2).

Start Sailing €180 per person per course


Basic Skills

By the end of this course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor in light winds.

Basic Skills €180pp


Improving Skills

Speed And Spinnaker, hiking with your harness, passage planning and using all types of dinghies. This course will enable the candidate to make seamanship decisions and rig and sail any type of dinghy.

Improving Skills €400pp


What to bring

If you are booked onto our Sailing Courses here is what you need to bring:

1. Swimming Togs, Towel, Shower Gear.
2. Old Shoes or footwear to wear into the water.
3. Pencil and paper to take notes.
4. Wet Suit, Buoyancy aid and all equipment will be provided.

Please note: For all weekend courses participants will have 1hour for lunch, all are welcome to bring packed lunches and use the indoor facilities, tea/coffee will be provided.


ULAC Sailing Course

ULAC provides a great opportunity for you to be introduced to an outdoor adventure sport or to further your skills. Courses are available midweek and on weekends, so the choice is yours. All levels are catered for and with our expert tuition on state of the art equipment, what better place to enjoy the thrills and spills of outdoor adventure sports. The best way to get the most from sailing, Enjoy learning quickly using a tried and tested system. Come aboard and join the fastest growing and most popular watersport in Ireland!! UL Activity Centre has developed a professional teaching programme to help dinghy sailors advance quickly in total safety. All certified courses are recognised by the ISA Ashore: The shore-based sections of our courses take place in fully equipped, dedicated classroom using the most up to date teaching methods and equipment. Afloat: Our “outdoor classroom” is Lough Derg. One of the world’s finest Lakes, it offers a wide variety of conditions for dinghy sailing. We work in areas from secluded wooded creeks and sandy beaches to vast open waters for more advanced skills. Lough Derg has been the home of sailing for centuries. We continue this proud tradition into this new millennium and sail on these same safe waters to the present day!! The year is crammed with events, regattas and races with the emphasis on good safe sailing and of course fun afloat and ashore! All courses at UL Activity Centre use a variety of dinghies from single handers to more fast exhilarating boats.