Junior

Junior Members Area:

 

Donaghadee Sailing Club have ‘the best’ Junior Section out there!  The Juniors are definitely an active part of the Club.

 

Always having fun either on or off the water!

 

The juniors mainly sail single hander Topper & Laser dinghies although there’s the odd double handler 420 starting to race now too! Most but not all starting out at the ever popular Friday Bright Nights Sailing, getting the bug,  then joining up, taking a few courses, buying or renting a sailing dinghy, and going club sailing during the summer, and some even keep going and compete in the ‘Cold Finger’ series over the winter months!

 

The juniors organise a very popular Junior Regatta for themselves, helped by the odd adult, a tuck shop for Friday night’s, help run the BBQ, assist with safety boat cover, help run sailing events,  and loads of other exiting things like fund raising quizzes, to trips to the Ulster Rugby, Ganaway Activity Centre, We are Hydro, the Giant Ice-hockey amongst other things!

 

There is an active Junior Committee at Donaghadee Sailing Club, with responsibility and a proven track record for both sailing and junior social events throughout the year!

 

Topper NI Squad

Abbie Brown is the Junior Commodore assisted by Junior Vice Commodore Caitlin Eadie and 12 Junior committee members! The Junior committee feeds into the regular General Committee on a monthly basis with ideas they would like to progress.

 

The juniors are starting to assemble a physical training suite with running machine, cross trainer, and hiking bench!

 

They also supervise a ‘Kids Only’ entertainment room in the Balcony room  on a Friday night during the summer months for playing Wii & watching DVD’s etc.

 

The Juniors are an active part of the Club.

 

They make up the majority of the sailing fleet for regular Wednesday and Sunday club sailing.

 

Several of the RYA N Ireland Youth Performance Programme Squads are represented by young Donaghadee sailors – both in Topper 4.2 and Full rig, and Laser 4.7 Fleets.

 

Info and details for Junior Members:

Friday Nights

Courses:

http://www.donaghadeesc.co.uk/events/categories/junior-sailing-course/

Coaching/Pathway:

https://www.rya.org.uk/rya-regions/rya-ni/performance/Pages/open-pathway-training.aspx

https://www.rya.org.uk/rya-regions/rya-ni/performance/Pages/youth-performance-programme.aspx

Event Info: Topper Traveller’s, RYA NI Events etc.

https://www.topperireland.com/