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July 2, 2019

BNS @ DSC during the holiday period – update for the 19th July!

Due to holiday commitments with our volunteers (possibly some of you guys too!) and other resource issues over the next few weeks...
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June 23, 2019

Well done Strangford Integrated College!

Over the past couple of weeks 25 pupils from Strangford Integrated College Sailing Club have participated in training leading to and achieving...
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June 23, 2019

Friday BNS again!

Another Friday BNS session successfully under our belt Almost 85 young people on the water last Friday evening again over...
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Tide details for Donaghadee

Tide Times & Heights for Donaghadee on Saturday, 20 July 2019
High Tide: 02:18 ( 4.00m )
Low Tide: 08:28 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 14:40 ( 3.50m )
Low Tide: 20:29 ( 0.90m )

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Members and non members.. Calling all parents, adults and over 15s...fancy doing your Powerboat course this weekend ??
spaces available and then you can take to the water on Friday nights. We'd really like to encourage you all....it's great fun !

No experience necessary. Contact via messenger (James Ogg) for further details.
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4 days ago

Hi, trying to book for Friday night but no sessions on it for this week? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Topper Ireland Nationals Day 2 underway.

Topper Sailboats, ITCA (GBR), RYA Northern Ireland, Irish Sailing
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2 weeks ago

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Donaghadee RNLI Lifeboat rescues 5 people stranded on the Copeland Islands.

The volunteer crew of Donaghadee RNLI lifeboat put to sea last night ( Wednesday 03 July ) at the request of UK Coastguard to assist a three adults and two children who had become stranded on the Copeland Islands following issues with their jet ski.

They had gone to the Copeland Islands while the sun was still out but became stranded in the early evening when their jet ski began to have mechanical issues. They used their mobile phone to try and contact both Donaghadee and Bangor Lifeboat stations before contacting a crew member over an hour later on their mobile phone.

Crew were paged at 7pm and made good speed in calm conditions in the RNLI Trent Class Lifeboat Saxon to Chapel Bay on the Big Copeland Island. The lifeboats smaller XP boat, an inflatable tender carried by Saxon, was launched to go to shore and bring the casualties to the warmth and safety of the larger lifeboat.

A towline was secured by the volunteer crew and the lifeboat proceeded to return to Donaghadee Harbour where the casualties were passed to the care of the UK Coastguard.

Philip McNamara, Donaghadee Coxswain said ‘ I feel we got to the casualties just on time, they were starting to feel the cold after spending quite sometime in the sunshine. They didn’t have any water to hydrate or clothing to keep them warm and had they not managed to contact the lifeboat when they did they could certainly have really started to feel the effects of the cold. Lifeboat stations are not always manned and we cannot stress enough the importance of dialling 999 should you find yourself in difficulty at sea or on the coastline, and of course always wear a lifejacket and carry a means of communication. ‘

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Donaghadee Sailing Club brings fun sailing opportunities for all ages in a safe, family friendly environment. Situated on Donaghadee’s famous seafront with views of the iconic lighthouse and the Copeland Islands, our beautiful Clubhouse is the base for all of our sailing, racing, training diving and social activities

As an RYA Training Centre, we offer a wide range of training courses in sailing and powerboating for juniors and adults, catering for all levels of experience. All training activities can be viewed under the training heading on this page.

The Club is delighted to announce the integration of a dive group into the Club. The Duck Down Divers are registered with BSAC and have all the equipment needed, including air compressor and oxygen for NITROX blending. A recent addition of a new rib enables larger groups to dive in off shore locations.

Club racing on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Sunday afternoon racing continues throughout the year for the more adventurous helms and crew. During the summer, our extremely popular Friday Bright Nights for Juniors allow young people to get onto the water to enjoy sailing for the first time with an experienced helm. Ladies are catered for in our popular WOW women on water programme.

We have an open-door membership policy where everyone is welcome. As a Club we place a strong emphasis on families, with a wide range of social events offered during the year for all age groups. Club membership is growing from strength to strength so, come down and see for yourself what Donaghadee Sailing Club has to offer.

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