WOW – Women on Water


In 2016 Donaghadee Sailing Club were the first Club to offer the WOW programme, giving the opportunity for ladies to have some fun social sailing in the presence of a female instructor. Our programme will use the very stable Laser Stratos keel boats alleviating and fears of capsizing.

As part of the RYA NI’s Active Clubs Initiative “The WOW programme is a fantastic opportunity for women to get out on the water and learn how to sail. WOW focuses on the social aspect of sailing rather than being competitive so it will be a great way to meet new people as well as having fun and keeping fit!

After a warm shower adjourn participants are encouraged to retire to the Clubhouse bar for a well-deserved coffee or a drink and learn about what the Club has to offer.

Each course comprises 4 sessions and costs £40. A number of course dates are available during the summer:-

WOW 1    Thursday evenings –    31st May, 7th, 14th and 21st June.    6.30pm to 9.30pm
WOW 2    Sundays afternoons – 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th July.           1pm to 4pm
WOW3    Sunday afternoons –    5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August.       1pm to 4pm.

Course outcome
RYA National Syllabus and Log Book, WOW certificate, Club benefits package


Please read our Training Course Essential information page

Sessions can be booked and paid via our online booking system. See upcoming courses in this category on the right hand side of the page or the complete list is available here

Further information is available by emailing:, or by calling James on 07730006149 or Heather on 07718462818