RYA OnBoard / Bright Nights Sailing 2024 @ DSC *******Helms Only Session*******

RYA OnBoard / Bright Nights Sailing 2024 @ DSC *******Helms Only Session*******


Fri Jun 28, 2024    
18:15 - 21:30


Bookings closed


Donaghadee Sailing Club
20 Shore Street, Donaghadee, Co Down, BT21 0DG

Event Type

Children having fun on a dinghy during youth course

Welcome Back to DSC for BNS 2024!

Booking this session requires your child to have been registered & paid for at DSC as a Bright Nights 2024 sailing member at the registration evening in May. Unfortunately at this time we cannot accept any further registrations. Those on the reserve list will be contacted directly if spaces are available.

This page is for booking the *****Helms Only****** – not a session for participants.

Helms must have attended the training session, or have agreed to undertake and be ready for an assessment – must have gained their RYA Youth Level 4 before being considered thank you!

Please arrive at the club dressed & ready to go sailing, as promptly as possible before your session starts to facilitate booking onto our safety system, allocating to a dinghy / helm for the session and changeover from a previous session.

Participants are asked to enter the rear courtyard via the double gates, and register on arrival, and stay in the courtyard until escorted across the road by a DSC volunteer. Parents may stay and relax  in either the bar area, the courtyard, or the promenade to watch the sailing.

Participants will be escorted by a nominated adult across the road to the slipway before the session and back to the rear courtyard afterwards. Participants will be given a numbered & coloured armband as a tagging system is in operation, please ensure this is surrendered before leaving the facility.

We offer 2 sessions, and appreciate the early one is  nearly everyone’s first preference. We only have a finite amount of resources to run this event – and are limited by the RYA safety ratios, these only permit us to operate with a number of participants to safety crew – if you’d like to volunteer to help out as a safety crew etc please make yourself known to a volunteer. Thank You.

DSC will endeavour to extend offer a session to all those registered and paid for the RYA OnBoard membership, the event is a book only event, please do not turn up expecting a place, it’s unfortunately 1st come 1st serve with the booking system on the website, this opens automatically every Tuesday at 7pm for reservations. We will try to accommodate further ‘non DSC member’ participants during a the season weather & resource permitting.

We are all volunteers at DSC – please be respectful towards our ‘Volunteer staff’! It takes a significant amount of time and effort to run this event, from admin to flipping burgers on the bbq!

We cannot control the weather, adverse weather and or strong winds may deem the session to be cancelled or curtailed. Safety of our young people is paramount, therefore the DSC official / volunteer on the evening has the responsibility and authority to make this difficult decision.



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