TRAINING AT EDYC 2019 – East Down Yacht Club is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre. This means that we provide RYA training, currently for dinghies and powerboats from our own resources (see list at bottom). We encourage young people to sail in the RYA pathways.
We have an opportunity for externally provided other courses including:-
Diesel engine maintenance
RYA Day skipper theory
Competent Crew theory
Race Rules/Protest Training
An overview of our year’s training plan for 2019.
Diesel Engine operation, faults and maintenance (19 Jan 19) – completed
next course interest/waiting list growing
First Aid Training (20 Jan 19) – completed
SRC Radio course (16 Feb 19) – completed
RYA Safety Boat Course – 23rd and 24th March 19 – completed
RYA 2019 Youth RIB training – Friday evenings in March and April
Commencing Fri 1st March 2019 with 6 weeks RIB training then 2 weeks competition training. Age 8 – 16 year old. Appln form and fee pre course.
Dinghy Duck – Every Friday 7pm in May and June 2019
Dinghy training for every age and with ability ranging from beginners (not complete novices) to experienced. Every Friday evening at 7 pm in May and June, sailing equipment provided, all are welcome. After attending 3 sessions, participants must become a member of EDYC to continue with the training. Appln form and fee involved.
Push The Boat Out – Sat in May 10:30
We are opening up our club and aiming to get as many people on the water as possible. Come and enjoy a morning on the water in dinghies, keel boats, powerboats and kayaks in the stunning and safe surroundings of Strangford Lough. This will be followed by our usual Saturday afternoon club racing with the hope visitors will be welcomed as crew on our member’s boats. Everyone is welcome, no charge to visitors.
Divas in Dinghys (inc Fevas) WoW two Sundays May, June TBA
A chance for some fun girl time on the water whilst learning new skills. A group of 3 ladies only sessions aimed at gaining experience and improving boat handling skills in engine and sail powered boats, making use of the club Dinghy and Feva ﬂeet and RIBs. £xx for the 2 sessions.
EDYC Dinghy training week – 1st July to 5th July
A full week of training led by our experienced RYA Senior Instructor and qualiﬁed assistants. A fun ﬁlled week for individuals and families with the provision of all sailing equipment. The week will be tailored to the experience of participants allowing all to improve their skills and aim to gain an RYA qualiﬁcation. Members – £XX, Non-members £YY
Paddle of the month – 2nd Thurs of each month on the water for 7pm
Led canoeing sessions for all abilities, a chance to explore Strangford Lough from a different perspective and learn new skills.
EDYC kayak/canoe evening – Wednesday evenings before and after sailing season – 7pm (Kayak/SOT/SUP)
A group paddle to make the most out of our lengthening and shortening evenings outside the club racing season. So dig out your SOT, kayaks or canoes to enjoy some time on the water when there’s not enough light to race.
Powerboat Level II course
We annually completed a powerboat level 2 course either in pre-early season or post season, subject to interest. Likely to be post season in 2019.
Dinghy Race Training Aug 19
We plan to deliver race training (list below) on some of the Saturday afternoons, and adult training as 2 day courses during August subject to demand.
To enrol in any of these courses or for further information please contact the Sailing Committee or any of the club instructors. Most will be handled by email.
|This is to certify that East Down Yacht Club is recognized as a training |
center by the Royal Yachting Association to provide instruction for the
|Dinghy Level 1 – Start Sailing|
|Dinghy Level 2 – Basic Skills|
|Dinghy Level 3 – Better Sailing|
|Dinghy Start Racing|
|Dinghy Seamanship Skills|
|Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers|
|Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 1|
|Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 2|
|Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 3|
|Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 4|
|Level 1 Start Powerboaing|
|Level 2 Powerboat Handling|
|Safety Boat Course|