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Discover & Rediscover Sailing

18th May, 10:00 - 17:00
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Want to try Sailing, Powerboating & Paddle Boarding?

County Antrim Yacht Club is hosting a Discover Sailing, Powerboating and Paddle Boarding Event on Saturday 18 May.

LATEST UPDATE : Friday 17 May @ 1600 - All Sailing and Powerboat Sessions are fully booked.

The only availability is on the two morning Paddle Boarding sessions - 2 places left on each

Members with their own craft may still book to keep organisers advised of who is on the water in the Morning or Afternoon


This offers two sessions in the morning for all activities and two sailing sessions in the afternoon.

  1. Sailing taster sessions with RYA qualified Instructors and Coaches.
  2. Powerboating tasters will follow the RYA Powerboat Level 1 syllabus with a RYA Powerboat Instructor leading.
    • (Each of the Sailing & Powerboat sessions are £5 per person which includes a Bacon or Sausage Bap at the morning sessions and a Burger or Hotdog from the BBQ in the afternoon
  3. Also on offer will be Paddle Boarding with Islandmagee SUP. Two morning taster sessions will be £20 per person and includes a Bacon or Sausage Bap on return to shore.
  4. Members with their own craft, a dinghy, Paddle board or Kayak may take part in a morning or afternoon sessions. They must register using the booking system.

The Format:

  • Morning Sessions are Block A - 1000 to 1200, Block B -1100 to 1300
  • Lunch break
  • Afternoon sessions are Block C - 1330 to 1530, Block D - 1430 to 16:30 (Note : there are No Paddle Boarding sessions in the afternoon) - one PB Level 1 added to afternoon.
  • Session times described over a 2 hrs duration will include on the water activities for approx. 45-60mins.
  • On arrival go to the Registration Team.
  • You will receive a Welcome, given time to change and go on the water for your chose activity, then ashore for a BBQ and debrief by the Volunteer Members to answer any questions you may have.

Essential requirements:

  • All under 18s (minimum age 8 for sailing) must be accompanied by an adult (booking required)
  • Paddle Board and Powerboat sessions - you must be over 12 yrs
  • Booking is essential for all activities
  • Visitors must wear appropriate clothing (For Sailing/Powerboating only; clothes/shoes that will get wet are ok, plus a warm wind and waterproof coat/trousers.) you will be on a slip way in the water to transfer into a Dinghy or RIB.
  • For Paddleboarding; you must wear a wetsuit and your Buoyancy aid.
  • Everyone on the water must wear a personal buoyancy aid/life jacket (these will be provided should you not have one) Please bring one if you already own one.

Here's what to expect, with hopefully a little more wind : Discover Sailing 2023

Last updated 3:43am on 16 July 2024

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