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COVID-19 & Return to boating

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

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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


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


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

RYANI latest updates

Read the latest about what is going on in Northern Ireland


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

Visit performance

Open Pathway Training is aimed primarily at those sailors who would like to develop racing skills.

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.

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Volunteer Roles in RYANI
Board of Directors

Director roles are nominated in accordance with the RYANI Articles of Association. The RYANI is seeking to appoint up to 3 independent Directors for the roles of Treasurer, Membership development, Communications and Marketing. Full information is available here. Applications for roles will close at noon on 17th September 2021.

Development Committee

The Development Committee deals with matters regarding club and workforce development in Northern Ireland. The are currently no roles available.

Volunteer Assistant RYANI Youth Forum Coordinator

The role of the Assistant Youth Forum Coordinator is to assist the Youth Forum Coordinator in developing and facilitating a programme which supports youth leadership, personal development and ambassadorial representation within the sport. Full information is available here. Applications will close Wednesday 22nd September.

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