Donaghadee Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Regional Training Centre running training courses for adults and juniors in dinghies, keel boats and powerboats from Easter and into the autumn. Whatever you’re level of ability, we have a course suitable for you.

The Club has been awarded the ClubMark NI accreditation, giving parents the reassurance of quality coaching, safe environment, effective club management.

The Club is an RYA Training Centre offering dinghy sailing and power boat training for all age groups, all delivered by our team of RYA trained instructors and Race Coaches.

As an RYA Champion Club, we offer pathway training for juniors. The programme offers safe, effective racing and race training in the RYA recognised classes for juniors and youth age groups.

As an RYA sailability Centre we offer the sailing experience to those with certain disabilities.

Our new state of the art Training Facility was opened in 2009 by double Olympian Shirley Robertson, has everything you need to enjoy your training experience:-

  • Wet/Dry training rooms
  • Large changing facilities including Adult/Junior/Disabled areas
  • Multi-function training room with large projection screen
  • A safe enclose courtyard for summer outdoor activities
  • Dinghy fleet for all age groups
  • Fleet of safety boats for all conditions
  • Wet suits, buoyancy aids and spray tops

Relax and Recharge

Sailing allows you to relax your mind, breath the fresh air while exercising your body. Sea air especially recharges and energises. Learning a new skill provides a workout for the mind and body.

Whatever you’re level of ability we have a course suitable for you. If you would like to try a new sport, improve your existing skills or join our Club racing program, we have an inspiring and challenging programme to help you.


8 – 11 year olds (Junior)

Beginners, improver and intermediate sailing courses will provide fun as well as life – long stills for active children while having lots of fun


12 – 17 year olds (Youth)

Enjoy learning with own age group in a fun friendly environment with a range of boats available for beginners to intermediates.


18 – 90 year olds (Adults)

Sailing offers something for all age groups to try and challenge yourself to gain new skills and achieve satisfaction and relaxation.



A list of courses can be viewed under “Training Programme” tab and full details of all courses are available by visiting the various course tab.

Sessions can be booked and paid via our online booking system. See upcoming courses  on the right hand side of the various course pages.
Further information is available by emailing:, or by calling James on 07730006149 or Heather on 07718462818

Useful links

RYA sailing courses

RYA powerboat courses


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