DSC ‘OnBoard’ – Friday Night Sailing Registration
This is only to register your child to participate in the ‘OnBoard’ event happening at DSC throughout August – separate booking will be required for each Friday ‘Onboard’ session.
DSC plans to resurrect the Friday Bright Nights Sailing programme which has been re-branded by the RYA and is now called ‘On Board’. Hopefully starting on Friday 6th August, and finishing on the 27th August – obviously if the current restrictions don’t change between now and the end of the month.
We’re working hard in the background to come up with a plan that will give as many young people the opportunity to get on the water, stay safe and stay within the current Covid guidelines, whilst the mums & dads stay safe on the shore.
We’re provisionally planning to try and run 3 consecutive sessions on each Friday evening, weather and other circumstances permitting.
There will be a separate online ‘weekly’ booking system in operation as in the past, available on our website Tuesday evening at 7pm, which will allow parents and guardians to book a sailing session for their child for the Friday evening of that week.
Depending on how many register we may have to limit the session availability for booking each week to ensure everyone gets a go.
Our biggest issue is helpers – so we’re asking the Mums and Dads!
There’s a separate option to register yourself or partner as a willing volunteer to help get this event off the ground. We’ll have all sorts of roles to fill, escort children across the busy, road, help out on a safety boat, check the tally board as the children get on or off the water, or help put the boats away afterwards.
Registering for Friday nights ‘get onboard’ sailing events requires that you or your child are a member of Donaghadee Sailing Club. Initially we will operate on existing or previous (rejoining from 2019 season juniors) members only, and if successful DSC will consider running the RYA ‘Onboard’ over a series of Saturday or Sundays in September to ‘new’ participants.
A special ‘OnBoard’ deal is available for previous members from 2019 BNS who’s junior membership has lapsed due to covid, this is a pro rata monthly direct debit option. Please contact us to explore this option.
Bookings either haven't opened yet, or are unfortunately full & have closed for this event.