Club hosting applications for Development Academy open

Club hosting applications for RYA Northern Ireland programme aimed at developing junior sailing open
05 Feb 24
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We are excited to announce Club Hosting Applications for the Development Academy (DA) are now open!


This training programme is aimed at competent junior sailors who wish to progress down the performance pathway in the future and want to embrace the racing pathway.


Helping to re-imagine pathway opportunities and maximise athlete potential, this is another key step for us as we work towards implementing our five-year strategy, Navigating The Future.


The Development Academy, is part of our recently launched Project Theia and full details about the programme can be found here.


We believe the Development Academy will:

  • Enable junior sailors to build confidence out on the water
  • Help junior sailors to develop lifelong skills
  • Provide an entry way to the racing pathway
  • Help junior sailors make friendships within the sailing community
  • Ensure strong coach, sailor working relationships

Clubs wishing to host Development Academy sessions can do so here. 


The deadline for applications is 20 March, at 12 noon.


Any questions regarding the Development Academy please contact the Pathways Officer – Kate Broderick –