Free ‘Dinghy’ taster sessions

Loughs Agency are offering free Dinghy Taster Sessions to post-primary schools in the run up to the LegenDerry Maritime Festival which will welcome the return of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

The sessions will be delivered by Inish Adventures (formerly known as Just Kayak) at their centre in Moville from Monday (June 9) to Friday (June 13).

Each session can accommodate 25 participants, with 2 sessions per day (starting at 9.30am and 12.30pm) and lasting for 2.5hrs.

The sessions will focus on dinghy sailing with some shore based activities also.

All equipment (wetsuits, buoyancy aids etc) will be provided. However, participants will need to bring a towel, swim wear, refreshments and change of clothes. Schools must arrange parental/guardian consent, teacher supervision and transport.

Loughs Agency are also offering FREE keel boat sailing taster sessions on the River Foyle for small groups and individuals.

The sessions will run Saturday (June 21) to Friday (June 27) from the Foyle Marina.

All safety equipment, including sailing gear, is provided. Ocean Youth Trust Ireland will deliver these sessions which last approximately 45 minutes and accommodate 6 passengers at a time.

The sessions will be delivered in boats that are capable of being safely operated under sail in the confines of the city centre river. To book or enquire about any of these sessions, please telephone 02871 342100 or email