Instructors from clubs across Northern Ireland have met to discuss some of the biggest issues in sailing.
The event, which was held at RYANI’s HQ at Sketrick House in Newtownards, attracted over 50 attendees.
On the day there were workshops workshops for power, sailing, racing and navigation.
The day also included a consultation session on the Royal Yachting Association’s work in Northern Ireland, giving instructors a chance to express their views and feedback.
Mary Martin, RYANI’s development officer, said: “We’ve had great feedback from the day and it was a real success.
“Some of the highlights for attendees were a workshop on mental health and a chance to catch up with old and new acquaintances.”
The Instructors’ Day event runs annually and delivers continuous professional development for RYA instructors, coaches and centre principals. It is part of a UK-wide programme with the same goals.
Lyon Watersports, providers of windsurfing and other watersports kit, also attended the event, giving instructors a chance to learn more about what the company offers.
This event was generously supported by Gallagher, which provides bespoke insurance solutions to clubs, centres and instructors.