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Oisin McClelland racing in Miami last week
The RYANI has congratulated Donaghadee sailor Oisin McClelland on his strong showing at the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami last week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Finn sailor from Northern Ireland finished fourth, just shy of the podium,…
RYANI’s Young Sailor of the Year Ethan McCormac with his mum Lisa
Over 150 guests at the RYANI Annual Awards ceremony in Queen’s University Belfast’s prestigious Riddel Hall last Friday (17 January) saw many sailors, instructors, volunteers and coaches receive well-deserved praise for a job well done in 2019, writes Betty Armstrong.…
Amy Armstrong and James Corbett at the RYANI Award ceremony
Fundraisers at County Antrim Yacht Club won the Young Volunteer of the Year at the RYA Northern Ireland Awards last night in the Queen’s University’s Riddel Hall writes Betty Armstrong. The century-old CAYC, which lies on the north shore of…
RYANI Chair Jackie Patton, Abbie Brown and Graham Skelton
Three volunteers from Northern Ireland are celebrating as their efforts were recognised by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal at RYA’s Volunteer Awards held in London on Friday 22 November, to reward hard-working volunteers from all over the UK for…
Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Laser Youth Performance Programme
RYANI has selected a group of young sailors to join its Youth Performance Programmes. The sailors, aged from 12 to 17, will be supported along their sailing journey, in preparation for national and international competition. RYANI Performance Manager James Farrell…
East Antrim Boat Club on Larne Lough was also singled out by the awards panels for ‘Embracing Modern Communications’
Strangford Lough Yacht Club and East Antrim Boat Club in Northern Ireland have been named among the 10 finalists selected for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award for 2020. East Antrim Boat Club is also…
Jackie Patton was re-elected as RYANI chair
RYA Northern Ireland is celebrating the achievements of a successful year, following its AGM on Monday 28 October. During the event, Jackie Patton was re-elected as chair and elected directors were appointed. Susan McKnight was appointed as vice chair, David…
Toppers were the biggest fleet of the 30th edition of the RYA NI youth championships
Dubliners Rian McDonnell Geraghty and Nathan Van Steenberge from the National Yacht Club were the nine-boat 29er class winners at the 2019 RYA Northern Ireland Youth Sailing Championships at Strangford Lough Yacht Club at the weekend. Over 140 boats overcame some…
Supported by three coaches from the RYA Magenta Project, the group sailed from Bangor Marina in six yachts from the Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class and Sigma Class.
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough has hosted a keelboat coaching event as part of the Magenta Project, with 34 female sailors taking to the water. The Club is just one of five clubs across the UK to become successful in…
Previous RYANI award winners
The RYANI is calling on clubs across Northern Ireland to nominate their sporting heroes for its the Annual Awards, sponsored by Garden Rooms NI. This year’s awards evening will be held on 17 January 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast’s Riddel…
Ethan McCormac of Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club at the Topper Nationals in Co Antrim earlier this month
Thirty years after its Youth Championships first began, RYANI has committed to reducing plastic and making the youth sailing event more environmentally sustainable as sailors gear up to compete just over seven weeks from now. The two-day championship will run…
Who Says You Can’t Enjoy Sailing? — RYA Supports Charity Campaign To Challenge Perceptions Of Disability In Sport
The RYA is welcoming the launch of a UK-wide disability inclusion campaign and highlighting the benefits of sailing for all participants. The Activity Alliance’s Who Says? campaign is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport. It was…
RYANI Says Volunteers Are Helping To Sustain Sailing & Boating Clubs Across Northern Ireland
More than 960 volunteers are helping to sustain sailing and boating across Northern Ireland each year, according to the RYA Northern Ireland. In 2017, over 91,000 people took part in a sailing or boating activity. And with 9,600 club members,…
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell and crew Nathan Van Steenberge were top U17 team in the 29er
The RYA were issuing invitations to visiting sailors for the 2019 event in Weymouth so it gave the opportunity for a few Irish boats to compete at the premier British Youth Sailing event of the year writes Thomas Chaix The…
Try Sailing This May In Northern Ireland As RYANI Gets Ready To ‘Push The Boat Out’
People in Northern Ireland are invited to ‘Push The Boat Out’ and try sailing or windsurfing for free or low cost across the region this May. Around 20 venues across NI are hosting Push The Boat Out (PTBO) open days…
RYANI Website ‘Knowledge Base’ Brings Together Key Resources For Cruising, Navigation & Environment
The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland has developed a hub on its website to bring together resources on cruising, navigation and the environment. The Knowledge Base comprises a vast range of easy-to-read information and links to guidance on many key…

About the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Northern Ireland 

  • The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.
  • The RYA is recognised by Government, the media and opinion formers as the representative body and voice for the activities that it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 112,000 personal members.
  • The RYA has more than 1,500 affiliated clubs and classes, which represent some 350,000 boaters throughout the UK. It is estimated that 4 million people in the UK take part in boating activity annually.
  • The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across 58 countries. More than 250,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.
  • The RYA is responsible for one of the UK’s most successful Olympic medal-winning sports. Our coaching and development schemes actively support 800 of our country’s top sailors, from talented juniors to Olympic and World champions.
  • The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone. For more information please visit www.rya.org.uk.
  • The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland (RYA NI) acts for the RYA in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Chairman of RYA NI is invited to join the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Policy Review Committee.
  • You can find the RYA Northern Ireland at Sketrick House, GE8, Jubilee Road, Newtownards, BT23 4YH.
  • RYA NI is a company limited by guarantee – Registration number NI 51945
  • Contact RYA NI: Tel: 02891 827154 email: [email protected]

 

 

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