RYA Youth Dinghy Courses 2013
There are a wide range of RYA dinghy courses available for children and teenagers at Ballyholme Yacht Club over the school summer holidays. Youths can work their way up through the RYA Youth Scheme from beginner to race levels. These courses are in “Stages”.
For ease of use we have called RYA Stage 1-2 Beginner courses and RYA Stage 3-4 Improver Courses. After these, we offer RYA Race Courses (Start Racing, Intermediate and Advanced Racing).
When you have completed each course (Stage), Cadets can practice their new skills on the water through Dolphins & Sharks, Social Sailing, Summer Coaching weeks, Private lessons and eventually join in club racing.
|CADET RYA DINGHY COURSES 2013|
|1st – 5th July||RYA Youth Beginners Course (Stages1-2)||5 days||£120.00||£150.00||apply online|
|8th – 11th July||RYA Youth Improvers Course (Stages 2-3)||4 days||£100.00||£125.00||apply online|
|15th – 19th July||RYA Youth Race Course (Stage 4 & Racing)||5 days||£120.00||£150.00||apply online|
|22nd – 26th July||RYA Youth Beginners Course (Stages1-2)||5 days||£120.00||£150.00||apply online|
|29th July – 1st Aug||RYA Youth Improvers Course (Stages 2-3)||4 days||£100.00||£125.00||apply online|
|12th – 16th Aug||RYA Youth Beginners Course (Stages1-2)||5 days||£120.00||£150.00||apply online|
|19th – 23rd Aug.||RYA Youth Improvers Course (Stage 3-4)||5 days||£120.00||£150.00||apply online|
|19th – 23rd Aug.||RYA Youth Race Course (Stage 4-Racing)||5 days||£120.00||£150.00||apply online|
Not applying online…
Please download the YOUTH Dinghy Course Application Form
CADET SUMMER SCHEMES/ COACHING.
BYC Summer Schemes are not RYA courses but give young people the opportunity to practice their skills while having fun on the water. People who have just finished a RYA course should ideally get more time on the water before moving onto the next stage. The BYC Cadet Coaching weeks will have different goals in mind. More details of these will be online soon. Should you not be a BYC member you can join BYC to allow you to take part in the BYC Cadet Coaching.
On some weeks we may be able to use our Laser Picos and Bahias depending on what RYA Courses are running alongside them. We will have some weeks with kayaks as well, (with CANI instructors).
We hope these BYC Cadet Coaching weeks will appeal to current boat owners based in Toppers and Picos, Laser 4.7s and Radials to get more experience and confidence. These weeks are ideal for those who are assistant instructors also keen to work on their sailing skills when they aren’t instructing. We would like to see many of our younger Cadets trying club racing for the first time and perhaps form a BYC Cadet squad that travel together around the various Belfast Lough regattas. These are fun Saturday afternoon races – not at all serious and sometimes tie in with things like the Donaghadee Raft Race. At the end of the summer Ballyholme will be hosting the RYANI Youth Nationals again and we hope to see a great number of our Cadet members progress from RYA Start Racing to enjoy their first championship either in the full or “regatta” fleet, while also representing their local schools.
If you don’t own a Topper, you may be able to organise someone to lend you theirs to try it out on a week. We don’t have any Toppers for hire at the minute. Please check the “For Sale” section of the website http://www.ballyholme.com/laser-for-sale/. Toppers can often be purchased for less than £1000 and rarely lose any money from one season to the next.
Sometimes the weather determines what we can do. If it isn’t fun on the water, it is fun in the water or fun by the water. Young people coming on the BYC Summer Schemes must have RYA Stage 2 as a certain level of confidence and competence is needed for the activities during this scheme.
The coaching calendar will be reviewed after our Coaching Day on 21st April. See our Coaching page for more information.