RYA OnBoard

Junior Friday Bright Night Sailing 2021

For Ages 8-16, free for DSC members! 2 week trial for non members, starting September (possibly Saturday mornings).

An opportunity to get out on the water with our experienced helms and learn some of the basics of sailing while have great fun with like minded juniors.

Three sessions each Friday, August : 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm

The RYA OnBoard scheme for the 2021 summer season has unfortunately been curtailed due to the NI Executives Covid – 19 restrictions. We have only recently began to resume again in early August as a trial, open for our members. We hope to extend the scheme and open to the general public again in September. Sorry for any inconvenience & Thank you for your co-operation.

In association with the Sport NI ‘Active Clubs’ program supported by RYA NI, Donaghadee Sailing Club will be participating in and offering the RYA Onboard scheme.

You will have the opportunity to get out on the water with our experienced helms and learn some of the basics of sailing while have great fun with like minded juniors. As this is not a drop off program, we require that a parent remains on the immediate shore or in the club house during the session. A BBQ is held in the Club after sailing and all participants can relax and socialise over some light refreshments.

Participation is completely free for members, non-members can join at Registration evening, and have a 2 week trial period.

With Club Membership, you can avail of discounted rates for all DSC training courses held through the year, as well as access to our Members Only events.

All those wishing to sail on a Friday ‘Bright Nights Sailing’ session MUST be existing DSC members or have become a member during Bright Nights Registration Night. Bookings for Friday Bright Nights sessions will open at 7pm on the Tuesday before the event, pre-booking is essential to ensure your child’s participation! These sessions are extremely popular and book up quickly.

The evening will be divided into three sessions one at 6pm, 7pm and one at 8pm. Participants will need to book on a week by week basis via the Club Calendar and spaces will be allocated automatically on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be maintained should spaces become available at a later date.

What should I bring?

  • Waterproof, wet suit and buoyancy aid (if you have them). We can provide a buoyancy aid for the first 2 weeks if you need it.
  • 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

Special Membership offer(s) for new Bright Nights participants

Become a member of DSC during the Bright Nights Registration evening; Full membership refund if you decide it’s not for you after your first two sessions.

Returning members from last year

Those who participated in the previous years Bright Nights Sailing Sessions, or were members last year but have lapsed their membership for this year, will be charged the full membership renewal rate (i.e. not pro-rata). The exception being that the joining fee will be waived (ref section 6.7 from the constitution i.e good will).

Note: No trial period/refund for returning members

Re-joining members

If you are a re-joining member whose membership has not been renewed for the last two Novembers or more, you will be treated as a new member with the full membership fee and joining fee applied.

Note: No trial period/refund for re-joining members

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