Club News

Commodore’s Day – Saturday 6 September 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014 by | Categories Sailing News | Comments Off

Plans for Commodores Day on Saturday 6 September 2014 are well advanced. It is hoped that there will be a large turnout of members both on and off the water as we approach the end of the summer season.

Races start at 11am and 2pm with slow handicap, fast handicap and cruiser classes.

Sailing instructions are provided below. If you require any further information, please contact our Hon Sailing Secretary at [email protected]

Please put this date in your diary. Further details on social arrangements for the day and for the Club picnic on Sunday 7 September will follow.

Commodore Day SIs 2014

Pilates Class…new season commences Thurs 4th Sept 2014

Posted on August 25, 2014 by | Categories Club News, Social News | Comments Off

New sessions of Pilates starts on Thursday 4th September 7-8pm and every Thursday thereafter.
Beginners welcome, members and non-members. Come along and remember to bring a mat. 

Contact Norma for more info. £4.50 per session.

Regatta Preparations – Saturday 23 August 2014

Posted on August 20, 2014 by | Categories Club News, Social News | Comments Off

Just a reminder to all Club members that we would welcome your donations of sandwiches, cakes and traybakes for the Donaghadee Sailing Club Regatta. Please drop them into the Clubhouse on Friday night or Saturday morning. Please see attached a list of food preparation guidelines for information which forms part of the Club’s food safety management policy.

Also to note that there will be no Friday Night Sailing for Juniors this week as we will be preparing the Clubhouse and slipway for the Regatta. But everyone is welcome to come down anyway to lend some help where it is needed and to enjoy the Clubhouse and its facilities.

Social Committee

Basic hygiene rules DSC – donating food

DSC Regatta 23rd Aug 2014 update

Posted on August 20, 2014 by | Categories Club News, Sailing News | Comments Off

For all those sailing in the Regatta this Saturday, please follow this link for sailing instructions:


Hope to see you all Saturday for a fantastic day, on & off the water.

Bay Series Race: 31 August

Posted on August 18, 2014 by | Categories Sailing News | Comments Off

The next Bay Series race is scheduled for Sunday 31 August – meet at the Club at 1.30.  The Bay Series is aimed at young sailors who have completed their Stage 4 but have not regularly entered Club racing. The races are carried out within the confines of the Bay and hence are scheduled around the time of high water.  N.B. The race planned for Monday 25 August has been CANCELLED due to a clash of events.

420 Development Programme Ballyholme Yacht Club

Posted on August 12, 2014 by | Categories Club News, Training | Comments Off

420 Poster Aug

Please see attached poster.


Please fill out an application form online at:

W: www.ryani.org.uk

E: [email protected]

GP14 World Championships Incident – 11 August 2014

Posted on August 11, 2014 by | Categories Club News | Comments Off

All 18 participants from Donaghadee Sailing Club who were taking part in the GP14 World Championships at Killyleagh today have been accounted for and are safe and well after a major incident that saw multiple boats capsize in squally conditions this afternoon.

The emergency services attended the venue after calls that reported up to 100 persons in the water as boats returned to shore. The emergency plan for the event was put into operation and all persons were accounted for and off the water after only 30 minutes.

Participants praised the response by the emergency services and by those providing safety arrangements at the event. Racing will continue tomorrow as planned.

Junior Update

Posted on August 8, 2014 by | Categories Club News, Sailing News, Training, Whats Afloat | Comments Off

Junior training

The course w/c 11 August has been postponed for a week.

18 – 22nd August -  combined Youth Stage 3 & 4 and intermediate racing.
This course is suitable for any one with their Stage 1 & 2 or who wants to progress their racing competence.

Junior racing

The rescheduled Town Cup is on Saturday 16th August, with one race scheduled for both juniors and adults. Start will be approximately 15.00

The Junior regatta will take place on Sunday 17th August, with the first start at 14.00. A series of short races will be sailed around temporary marks.

Due to, what’s expected to be, a large Aquathon charity event as part of the Dee Festival operating from the slipway on Thurs 7th Aug, junior race training and adult social sailing has been cancelled for the evening.

Town Cup Postponed until Sat 16th Aug

Posted on August 2, 2014 by | Categories Club News, Sailing News | Comments Off

Due to the adverse weather conditions experienced today, the Town Cup race has been postponed until Sat 16th Aug.

As you are aware the Town Cup runs in conjunction with the Dee Festival so the visiting public can see first hand what great sailing happens at DSC. Many of today’s events including the raft race have also been postponed until Sat 16th Aug. Fingers crossed the weather will be better then and an enjoyable day can be had by all.

As general reminder also we have the Junior Regatta on Sunday 17th Aug and the Cadet Fun Day for Junior members on Sunday 24th Aug from 10:30am-4pm.