There are now 2 types of academy sailing!

Academy Open to all ages!
Come Sail with us on our Hobie Cats in Your Leisure Time.

Hobiecat Centre Sailing Academy is now open for enrolments for the sailing season.You can enjoy the thrills of cat sailing as you learn with us at the Avon-Ri Resort on the beautiful Blessington Lakes. Once enrolled, for a small fee, you can sail from May to September and all without owning a boat !

Our Sailing centre offers sailing lessons with certified instructors with plenty of opportunity for leisure sailing or racing - you decide.

Join now for a small enrolment fee and sail our extensive fleet of Hobie-Cats throughout the season. Our Hobie Cats range from the 12 foot Bravos, Hobie Dragoon, Hobie 15 & 16s, to the 18 foot Hobie Tiger and F18. Free assessment sail on enrolment and all gear supplied.

There will be supervised sailing sessions every Fri evening 18.00- 21.00 Sat and Sunday 10.00 - 13.00 and another session 14.00-17.00 exclusively for Academy.

This offer is limited to the first 20 applicants with an agreed program to ensure quality sailing time.

Contact us for more information and to sign up

Youth Squad

It started with our Hobie youth squad in 2008 and we are now trying to capture the natural growth into a senior squad(over 19s)as well. We have taken the squad to the South of France 3 times during the Feb/March Mid Term to train with French youths in Provence.

Within the academy we train up to racing levels and enter them in the IMA National events calander & The Travellers trophy. North, South, East, West, Inlands and culminating with The IMA National Championships.

The Youth Academy Catamaran Coaching costs €50 per day and is generally run over weekends.

For more on the IMA Calendar of National and International events see their website

Blessington Sailing School have sponsored a Perpetual Hobie Cat Trophy for the best youth team.

Blessington Sailing School hold weekly Summer camps starting the 17th June up to the end of August.

These cater for all ages from 7-8 years upwards. Adults are also welcome to join.

During the summer months is you wish to simply go out for a sail you can borrow one of our boats in a scheme we call Pay & Play available to all with Level 2 in catamarans or conversion. For more information on Pay & Play or to book a slot please contact us by email or phone