Go Boating

RYANI runs a number of participation initiatives to promote boating in Northern Ireland
The RYA Northern Ireland supports a number of programmes to help support new participants or established club members.   Whether you are new to the sport or a club/ centre interested in a new initiative, please contact our Active Clubs Coordinator for more details.

Discover sailing is an annual event where local clubs open their doors for new participants to try boating

Pathway Club

The RYANI works in partnership with sailing clubs through the RYA Pathway Club Programme to help them establish or enhance their junior race training.


Through RYA Sailability, 20,000 people in the UK with a disability have been able to experience sailing and sail regularly.

Women On Water

The Women on Water programme has been running since 2016 to increase the number of women participating in boating


Good Governance is essential for an organisation to have direction, plan ahead, be effective and meet legal requirements.  Volunteers are critical to the good organisation, management and governance of our local clubs.

The WoW Personal Pathway launched in Feb 2021 as an extension to the WoW Programme. We are hoping to further support our vibrant community of coaches, instructors, officials, volunteers and increase the participants skills/knowledge and confidence within boating.