When does the Sailing Club meet?
Club sessions run every Sunday afternoon 13.00hrs – 16.00hrs between April and Halloween.
However, members can come sailing anytime the Centre is open, when boats are available and the safety boat is on the water. Please phone 02838 326606 for availability.
WHAT DOES THE SAILING CLUB OFFER?
The club offers members the opportunity to get out onto the water to practice their sailing and windsurfing skills under the supervision of one of the centre’s qualified RYA Sailing Instructors and clubs volunteer instructors.
Open to all abilities, we have boats suitable of those with disabilities and all age groups, under 12 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Parents/guardians of young children are asked to assist getting boats on and off the water.
DO I NEED MY OWN BOAT/BOARD AND EQUIPMENT?
No, the sailing club uses the Centre’s equipment ie boats, boards, wetsuits, cags and buoyancy aids etc. You will need to bring with you the following: swim suit, old trainers you don’t mind getting wet, towel and toiletries.
DOES THE CLUB OFFER MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN RYA QUALIFICATIONS?
Yes, each session you can choose to join in the instructional session where the instructor will give a briefing, on water coaching followed by a debrief and then sign off your RYA log book.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Having completed one of the Centre’s Sunday morning courses and learnt the basic skills, the instructor will give you a membership form which you complete, pay your fee and return to the club treasurer.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
|Price per session
DO I HAVE TO BECOME A MEMBER TO GO SAILING AND WINDSURFING?
No, visitors are welcome to come and going out on the water but you will have to be capable of rigging your own equipment, launch, sail and return to the shore safely and without assistance.
The Centre staff have the right to stop the session if they feel your skills are not at the appropriate level for the weather conditions.
To support the development of clubs cross NI the RYA will be funding 6 weeks of session fees to new sailing club members. Please contact the watersports centre here for more details and to see if you are eligible.