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Cadet Courses & Fun Sailing Afternoons at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club

25th June 2021
Dinghy sailing at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Dinghy sailing at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club still has places available for sailing courses and fun days this season.

The club lies on the North Down coast, near Holywood and enjoys safe waters in Belfast Lough.

The courses start on 5th July and run for 7 weeks till 20th August, covering a variety of RYA Stages from 1 and 2 in the first week running up to Stages 3 and 4 and are open to members and non-members from age 8 to 18. There are fun afternoons during that time and the course season ends with a fun week for everyone.

For those new cadets who are not sure about taking to the water for the full day, the Club provides two weeks for newcomers with half-day Stages 1 and 2 morning or afternoon sessions during the weeks 12th till 23rd July.

Cadet Officer Gillian Killiner encourages children and young people to take this valuable opportunity. She says, "We have a wonderful team of instructors waiting to teach your child how to sail or get them to the next stage in the beautiful and safe surroundings of Belfast Lough".

The courses can be booked online here

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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