• RYA Safety Boat Course Spring 2020

    EDYC wants to run a Formal RYA Safety Boat Course (takes two days) and now requests expressions of interest. We prefer a response of at least six candidates for the course, but may run with four. Briefly course content – Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as […]

  • EDYC Wayfarers AGM Feb 2020

    The Wayfarers’ AGM 2020 was held in the clubhouse on Wednesday 19th Feb at 7pm. It commenced with a choice of a meal with baked potatoes, followed by profiteroles, tea and coffee. It was well attended evidenced by the photo of the talk audience. Margie gave a talk on her recent tall ship cruise to […]

  • Sailing Instructions for 2020 season – possible changes ?

    Two suggested changes (or more) are in discussion and will be deceided before the 2020 handbook goes to print. They are – make the “time limit” a definite cut off and introduce a cruiser restricted sail class, starting with cruiser II These changes are not for the inexperienced to consider and any consideration will be […]

  • AED usage

    RYA First Aid Course Completed at EDYC Jan 20

    A comprehensive first aid course along the RYA syllabus was delivered at EDYC covering all the necessary effective emergency treatment of a casualty before transfer to professional help. With special attention given to boat, club and water related scenarios. It covered the use of a defibrillator(AED) such as the one at the club house door […]

  • RYANI Annual Awards 2019

    RYA Northern Ireland Annual Awards were distributed on Friday 17th January 2020. The following two EDYC members were mominated for Volunteer of the Year. Some eleven nominations were made overall within NI for Volunteer of the Year classification and at an evening reception the nominations received framed certificates from Richard Honeyford, Chief Operating Officer of […]

  • Commodore’s Seasonal Message Dec 2019

    As a diversion from your Christmas preparations, can I just thank those of you who attended the recent EDYC AGM, and introduce your new Executive Committee for the 2020 season. The AGM was very well attended, and we enjoyed mulled wine and snacks while watching a slideshow of the New Boathouse building project completed during […]

  • RYA First Aid Course Sun 19 Jan 2020 at EDYC

    The club will start the new year’s training programme by hosting an RYA First Aid course on Sunday 19 Jan 2020. The course syllabus is appropriate to water based activities and it assists in qualifying  for several requirements within the RYA system such as Instructor and safety boat driver. The certificate for First Aid must […]

  • EDYC Sailing News Nov 2019

    Sailing Instructions for 2020 – change discussion Suggested a new cruiser class – Restricted Sail (RS) This class will start with CII and will not use spinnakers. Mid- fleet prizes to be discontinued. This reflects that the fleets are small in number and mid fleet may be re-introduced if fleet numbers rise. Racing prizes will […]

  • CLUB AGM AND PRIZEGIVING 1st December 2019

    The next club gathering for members is the Annual General Meeting which takes place this year on Sunday 1st December. This will take the usual format of a meet and greet over a glass or cup of something hot, and the presentation of prizes for the various racing series and other awards (commencing 2:30 pm), […]

  • Strangford Lough Yacht Club Frostie Series Conclusion 2019

    The above series known as the Frostie Series has completed and had its prize giving dinner. EDYC was well represented by yachts in the NHC1 class and while the Hal software results do not show the club of each yacht  you will know that Chorus Line, Magdeleyne, Gaelforce and Lizante who all feature well in […]