On International Women’s Day, RYANI has launched its popular Women on Water programme for 2019.

The initiative, which sees women of all abilities take to the water, is being run in conjunction with a number of sailing clubs right across Northern Ireland.

Women taking part in the four week programme will learn the basic skills of sailing, as well as meeting many new friends along the way.

RYANI’s Active Clubs Coordinator Lisa McCaffrey commented: “We have now been running the Women on Water programme for 4 years and it continues to grow from strength to strength.

“Sailing is a fun-filled sport but as our past participants have learned, there are many other health benefits. It is a fantastic stress buster, helps us to keep fit and is a great way to learn some new skills. The programme is open to all – you don’t need to be a member of a club already and you don’t need to have any sailing experience. This is a chance to get out on the water and have some fun.”

If interested, you can find out more by completing an expression of interest form, which can be found here Women on Water expression of interest.  

Here is what some of our past participants had to say about the programme:

“An empowering course with a great bunch of women. It built my confidence and I am keen to learn to sail properly.” 

“Superb course – Ballyholme was a very friendly and welcoming club.  It gave me an excellent introduction to sailing – great fun.”

“A great course and opportunity to try something new.”

“A very unique experience thoroughly enjoyed it and need to return to continue gaining confidence on the water. The team are fab, very hands on and approachable.”