Junior Friday Sailing

Bright Nights Sailing 2018 – Registration Evening : Friday 18th May @ 7pm in the clubhouse.

In association with the Sport NI “Active Clubs ” program supported by the RYA in Northern Ireland, DSC will be running the Bright Night sailing starting on the 1st of June 2018.

You will have the opportunity to get out on the water with our experienced helms and learn some of the basics of sailing while have great fun with like minded juniors. As this is not a drop off program, we require that a parent remains on the shore or in the club house during the session. A BBQ is held in the Club after sailing and all participants can relax and socialise over some light refreshments.
Participation is completely free for members, non-members can join at the Registration evening, and have a 2 week trial period, see below for details. With club membership you can avail of the discounted rates for all the training courses held through the year, as well as joining in the many events throughout the year.

Please bring the following with you:

  • Waterproof, wet suit and buoyancy aid (if you have them)
  • We can provide a buoyancy aid for the first 2 weeks
  • warm clothing for the upper body, close fitting sweat shirts
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wet suit boots or trainers that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Towel and change of clothes

A registration evening will take place on the 18th of May in the club house at 7pm.

[ All participants wishing to sail on the first Friday, the 1st of June, MUST be existing members or become a member on Friday the 18th of May 2018, and have their registration form returned to the club on the 18th of May. The number of places is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, a waiting list will be maintained if spaces become available at a later date.]

This year the evening will be divided into two sessions one at 7pm and one at 8pm, all participants will be assigned to a session, with the younger participants having priority in the 7pm session.

The 18th of May will also be a COMPULSORY refresher course and information evening for all helms wishing to participate on Friday Nights.

Friday Nights will run from the 1st of June until the 23rd of August.

Further information is available by emailing: brightnights@donaghadeesc.co.uk

The registration form and policy document is available for download:


Membership Info:

For New Members:

  • Junior Membership is £37.50 for the remainder of the year.
  • Family Membership is £150 for the remainder of the year.

Membership fees to be paid on the Friday May 18th at the Registration evening.

(This includes a 2 week trial period (from 1st of June), where the membership can be cancelled and a full refund given.).

For those who joined Friday night sailing in 2017, but have let their membership lapse renewal costs are:

  • £50 for Junior membership
  • £200 for Family membership

(with no trial period or refunds)

For those whos membership has lapsed by two years or more the full membership fee and joining fee will apply;

  • £62.50 for Junior membership
  • £250 for Family membership