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RYA Northern Ireland host a number of events throughout the year. Find out more about our events.

Information & advice
Go Boating

RYANI runs a number of initiatives to support the development of sailing in Northern Ireland. Whether you are looking to get on the water for the first time, or coming back to the sport, there is something for you in Northern Ireland.


Learn how RYANI is working to ensure boating and sailing is represented at all levels of local government.

Clubs and Centres

For more information and advice to help you run your club or training centre


Learn how RYANI is making sailing safer for everyone

Equality and Diversity

RYANI advice on Equality and diversity

COVID-19 & Return to boating

For key information on the Coronavirus Regulations and Guidance in Northern Ireland


Find out more about how we can help protect the environment through initiatives and advice.

Navigating the Future

The five year strategic plan for sailing, windsurfing and boating in Northern Ireland.

RYA NI Women and Girls Research Project

Experiences, barriers & facilitators in the Northern Ireland sailing women and girls' pathway

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Instructors are a key part of the workforce to drive training and qualifications at RYANI clubs and centres.

Race Management

Find out more about race management qualifications and courses

Race Coaches

For those looking to coach sailors at their club or looking to improve race coaching skills and techniques


From putting sailors on podiums to delivering World Class race officials, coaches and events, RYA Racing leads the way.

RYANI latest updates

Read the latest about what is going on in Northern Ireland

The RYANI Performance Academy aims to provide support to sailors who show the best attributes to go on to National Squad Selection and potentially and Olympic campaign.

The Performance Pathway allows sailors to develop their racing skills and ultimately supports potential sailors to go on to National Squads and possibly an Olympic Pathway.

Support is given to recognised High Performance sailors on the RYANI Performance Pathway to gain additional domestic support to best develop in line with World Class standards and ultimately help achieve the Vision. Support will be provided through the RYANI High Performance Coach and services of the Sports Institute Northern Ireland.

For further information on Anti-doping and the RYA rules

To find out more about RYANI 

RYA Northern Ireland contacts

Chief Operating Officer | Greg Yarnall | Greg.yarnall@rya.org.uk | 07795 466624

Office Administrator | Gayle Lavery  | Gayle.logan@rya.org.uk | 02891 827154

Development Officer | Mary Martin | Mary.martin@rya.org.uk | 07919 923018

 Active Club Coordinator | Lisa McCaffrey | Lisa.mccaffrey@rya.org.uk | 07770 604234

Performance Manager | Andrew Baker | Andrew.baker@rya.org.uk | 07384 253526



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