Cara Na Mara
The first step to our SSCBC junior pathway is Cara na Mara, meaning “Friends of The Sea”, which is a fun filled sailing course for 5 – 7 year olds. The primary aim is to introduce young sailors to the water and boating in general in a controlled and safe environment. This course is four days long and each session is two hours. Our little sailors will be with our instructors the entire time where they will have fun whilst learning new skills. Each day an instructor will focus on a learning area: where they should put their body weight, what the mainsheet does and how the tiller works. The day starts off with ice breaker games, followed by on water activities. If weather permits, the kids do a boat trip to the seal hut.
“Our daughter Francesca stared at Cara na Mara very young and has progressed through Sail & Play each holidays. Now 7, she is confident in a boat solo and has had a huge amount of fun along the way, making friends and developing resilience. Under Dave White’s stewardship, the program is well organised and packed with brilliant young instructors.” Christine Fleer.