Training Course Essential Information


Sessions should be booked and paid via our online booking system which is accessible via our Club Calendar. Online payments accepted using PayPal.

Course Pre-requisites (all courses)

Medical form

All Youth and Adult participants must complete a Course Form which includes a medical disclaimer. Any person who does not complete this cannot take part in activities. Please bring the completed form with you on the first day of the course.

What to Bring

  • Your completed Course Form (including Medical Disclaimer – see above link)
  • Warm clothing for the upper body, close fitting sweat shirts
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wetsuit if you have one
  • Wet suit boots or trainers that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Towel and change of clothes
  • Medication you may require
  • Sun screen in summer
  • Pack lunch or snack and bottle of water
  • Your RYA logbook if you have done a previous course
  • Passport photograph (RYA Powerboat Level 2 only)
  • Willingness to have some fun!

Important additional information


Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and splash tops can be provided if required. Helmets will be provided and must be worn by all under 16s.

Course numbers

Please note that all courses require a minimum number of participants for them to run. In this unlikely event, we will provide a refund or offer an alternative suitable date. Refunds are not available under any other circumstances.


The course runs on the advertised dates and times unless otherwise agreed. Please ensure you arrive on time.


We strive to set high standards of training and safety, so if you are unhappy about anything, please talk to us and we will do our best to address the issue.

Bad weather

We will always do our best to run the course, so if it’s raining or just general bad weather, the course will go-ahead. However we do reserve the right to curtail, cancel or reschedule the course due to high winds or severe sea states.


As a recognised training centre we comply with all standards set out by the RYA. While sailing is a safe sport everything in life has an element of risk. We ask for your co-operation in complying with our club safety policy and listen to your instructors as they are here for your safety as well as helping to improve your sailing.

Training Feedback

When you have completed your course, we would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete our Training Feedback form. Donaghadee Sailing Club has a policy of continuous improvement and monitoring of courses. Your feedback is an important part of helping us to maintain and improve the standards of our courses, club facilities and instructors.