Club Chat March 2022

Ahoy everyone! This past couple of weeks we’ve been working with clubs on instructor recruitment, up skilling ourselves in social media, rules, coaching development and more.

However! This week covid has once again interrupted our plans for the Sailing Instructor and coach get-together… and possibly further events too. If you’ve missed any of our online sessions, some of them will have been recorded, so get in touch to see if we can get what you’re looking for.

Keep an eye on our Eventbrite page for RYANI upcoming events, postponements including all available instructor courses, next date is an Adult Racing Rules talk


RYA Census Insights for Northern Ireland are now available. Thank you to all our clubs who took part in this as it’s key for our planning and funding. The insights document can also be used fr your club planning and funding bids too. To discuss how you might use the insights document, get in touch!

There has been a lot of instructor training going on and still lots more to come. I’m already looking at the schedule for the Autumn. Exam pressure, event pressure, and other reasons have led to the cancellation of the proposed course at Easter. But I have confirmed that there will be a DI course in July – pre-entry dates available for booking. Also on the cards pre-summer is an advanced instructor endorsement (dinghy). Get in touch if that is of interest to you.

Sailing Coach & Instructor reconnect evening: Postponed!

RYA Training Centre and Instructor Webinars – for RTC Principals and Instructors

You can book your place HERE.


Session Title

29th March

RYA Training Scheme Update

RYA Race Management

Club Mark Laying course at BYC on 9th April.

Regional Race Officers Conference virtually on Thursday 31st March. More details to follow. 😊


We have been looking into issues around the insurance of yachts – some providers have removed their offer. But other providers still exist.

Richard met with the members of the RYANI Youth forum to get their views on RYANI operations and the direction of the sport in NI. Their input will be used in putting together our new strategy!


Anything you want shout.


RNIYC are looking for a chief instructor, closing date is 25th March

Are you a club looking for an SI? Get in touch?



RYA Senior Instructor Course


26th/27th March & 2nd/3rd April

Racing Rules Talk

29th March

With Chris Lindsay

Online – booking via Eventbrite

Regional Race Officers Conference

virtually on Thursday 31st March


RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

8 – 10th April

For Booking call Paul:

07787 227782

Club Mark Laying Course

9th April

Ballyholme Yacht Club

DI Course - Cancelled

18 -22 April

Irish Sailing Youth Championships


Ballyholme Yacht Club


RS Aero Nationals


Ballyholme Yacht Club

Steering the Course, World Sailing

Global women's sailing festival

RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

27th May

For Booking call Paul:

07787 227782


RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

17-19th June

For Booking call Paul:

07787 227782

DI Pre-entry Assessment

18th June


Eventbrite for booking

DI Pre entry Assessment

19th June


Eventbrite for booking

RYA Race Coach Level 2 course

25-26th June

Ballyholme Yacht Club


DI Course

1-5th July


Laser Ulsters

2-3rd July

Strangford Lough Yacht Club

Irish GP14 Nationals

2-3rd July

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club


RS200/400/Aero & Laser2000

Nationals & Northerns


Ballyholme Yacht Club


RYANI Youth Championships


Ballyholme Yacht Club


RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

7th October

For Booking call Paul:

07787 227782

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

21-23rd October

For Booking call Paul:

07787 227782


Belfast Harbour Fund

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Power NI Brighter Communities

Up to £1000


Kind Regards,

Mary Martin

Development Officer

RYA Northern Ireland

T: 02891 827154| M: 079 1992 3018 

RYANI GE8, Sketrick House, Jubilee Road, Newtownards, BT23 4YH