RYA Pathway Race Coaching

Topper NI Squad

Sitting hand in hand with Club Racing, these sessions are for people who are regularly competing in both Club racing and other, events away from DSC. Learn the skills you need to make the right decision.
What side of the beat is best? Is my rig setup good? What is a wind shift? Which end of the line is bias? What are the rules?

Run by a Race coach, Toppers only. 1 per boat

A comprehensive race coaching programme runs throughout the year, delivered by our RYA qualified coaches covering the content of the syllabus of RYA Racing and Intermediate Racing.

The Club will support the development of sailors within the Club via coaching, encouragement and advice, the so they can participate and gain experience of attending events traveller and open events outside the club and competing at the RYA Zone Championships each September. Keen sailors will be given the opportunity of selection for the RYA squads and benefit for an intensive coaching programme.
While the training is delivered by the Club Coaches, attending events cannot take place without parental involvement. Experience over the years has shown us that the Champion Club experience for both parents and sailors is very sociable and fun and gives the chance to travel to some great places and events, to spend time with likeminded families enjoying an active sport.

Training is open to Club Members only and while the Club has some boats available, it is envisaged that participants should strive to have their own boats in order to maximise the benefit.

The training is weather dependant, but we will do our best to maximise the time on the water, combining it with a certain amount of theory that accompanies all courses.


Please bring the following with you:

  • Waterproof, wetsuit and buoyancy aid if you have them, if not we can provide them
  • 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
  • Medication
  • Sun screen in summer
  • Bottle of water

Note: For all under 18s,  Parent / guardians shall complete an indemnity form on the first morning of the course before participation in the course.

Sessions can be booked through our online booking system. See upcoming courses in this category on the right hand side of the page.
Further information is available by emailing: training@donaghadeesc.co.uk or by calling  Steve on 07599454065  or James on 07730006149