Youth Sailing Courses



Knots for Young Sailors

How to tie a Sheet Bend

How to tie a Clove Hitch

How to tie a Bowline

How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

How to tie a Rolling Hitch (Stephen Magee’s Favourite!)

Small Sailor Sessions

Small   Sailor Sessions       (3-7 yr olds) 4th July - 11th Julyand 18th-20th Aug.  FULLY BOOKED! Small Sailor Sessions


Pico Practice and Fevas for Females 13th June - 12th Sept Pico Practice


Cadet Autumn Training  4th Oct. – 10th Nov.

This is ideal for those who are RYA Stage 3 + who don’t want to miss out on more sailing opportunities this Autumn -Winter.

Sessions will happen no matter what the weather but obviously if it is too windy we will be land-based.

Cadets will either use their own boats, club picos (free) or club toppers (at a cost). Please contact Alice if you need to secure a boat for the training.

Saturday afternoons: £60   APPLY ONLINE

Cadet Saturday Sailing in the Autumn

This Autumn, Cadets who are not up to the stage where they could do the Cadet Autumn Training, can group together to get private lessons in a Bahia with an RYA Instructor on Saturdays. Please see the Private Lesson section of the website for more details.

Saturday afternoons on dates as follows:

4th October APPLY ONLINE

11th October  APPLY ONLINE

18th October APPLY ONLINE

25th October APPLY ONLINE

1st November APPLY ONLINE


RYA Training

Many of our young sailors progress enough to get them on the RYANI Pathway. This is a great goal to have for those who are more competitive. More details about this can be found on the RYANI website  or by contacting Richard Honeyford (RYA NI Performance Manager) on 077 9546 6624 or 028 9038 3812 or 


YOUTH COURSES and TRAINING  - What to bring:

n.b. we have wetsuits, spray jackets and buoyancy aids

  • warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body and some spares for after lunch and more spares for the end of the day (surprising how much cooler it is on the sea even on a good day)
  • a hat / cap
  • gloves (3mm neoprene ones are a good idea) – not necessary for summer sailing
  • neoprene booties (with hot socks if you have them) or in summer old trainers you don’t mind getting wet are fine
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • plastic bin bag for wet clothes (plastic bags on the feet are useful for getting wetsuits on too!)
  • long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat
  • minimal jewellery
  • A bottle for water to stop dehydration
  • MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)
  • Lunch money on Monday (£4 per lunch) or a pack lunch & snacks
  • n.b. everyone needs a pack lunch for picnic day on Thursdays!