Promoted as Divas in Fevas and run as a set of 3 women only training sessions at EDYC, led by a female Senior Instructor running over the three Sundays – 21st May, 28th May and 11th of June from 11am to 4:30pm.
The course used dinghys and RIBs teaching participants how to sail or improve their sailing skills as well as an opportunity to learn RIB driving skills -all activities as normal were weather dependant and more RIB instruction was the main weather influence.
These photos are a selection from several photos of ladies who took part in this RYA sponsored novice dinghy sailing and powerboat training at East Down YC over the last three Sundays. The ladies experienced driving RIBs in high winds and big seas, learnt how to sail in Wayfarers and Feva dinghies and carry out a controlled capsize. East Down is encouraging more ladies on to the water and hoping to run another three sessions later in the season, for both members and non-member. The Senior Instructor was Fiona from Sport NI and assisted by club members Margie and Baillie.
The next phase includes involvement within the club Dinghy Duck training and potential further ladies only repeat activities.