Kilrush Marina Training Centre


Kilrush Marina are delighted to have become a recognised Irish Sailing Training Centre. We provide powerboat, keelboat and shorebased navigation courses.

We can also provide VHF and First Aid courses. Please contact us for further information.


Introduction to Powerboating (Level 1)

This course is the ideal one-day introduction to powerboating. Participants will gain experience in a variety of different craft, including our high-speed RIBs. At the end of this course you’ll receive the Irish Sailing Introduction to Powerboating Certificate.

This course is suitable for anyone who has never driven a powerboat before. Participants must be aged 16 years or older.

Course duration: 2 days

National Powerboat Certificate

National Powerboat Course is a comprehensive course for beginners and improvers leading to national and international certification. By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters.

Course duration: 2 days

Safety Boat Course

The aim of this course is to improve competency of participants in powerboating, focusing in particular on areas such as escorting racing fleets of dinghies, windsurfers and canoes; providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management duties.

Course duration: 2 days



Irish Sailing Keelboat Levels

Course duration: varies depending on ability and level



Irish Sailing Coastal Navigation for Small Boats

The Coastal Navigation for Small Boats course is a short theory course that is ideal for power and sail. The course is   certified by Irish Sailing and will teach you all the fundamental navigational skills needed to safely operate a boat on  longer trips away from base.

Course duration: Approx. 5 evenings

Irish Sailing / Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster Shorebased Course

An advanced course for experienced skippers to upskill or studying towards formal coastal or yachtmaster certification.

Course duration: Approx. 16 evenings