RIYC Adult Sailing Programme 2023 – Call for Volunteers. 

Each year we run an Adult Sailing Programme. Over a six-week period we introduce between 50 and 60 adults to sailing and to the Club. This has been a very successful programme, being oversubscribed most years. It also has been very successful in introducing new Members to the Club.
We will be running three courses over the coming Summer. Each course runs for three weeks and is held on Tuesday evenings and uses the Club 1720 fleet.
I am looking for Members to volunteer to assist in the running of this year’s programme. You do not have to be an experienced instructor, nor do you have to commit to doing every Tuesday. Instead, we want enthusiastic sailors who can skipper one of the 1720s and give the new sailors an introduction to sailing. This is not a racing course, so racing experience is not necessary. I am also looking for people with Powerboat level 2 qualifications to drive RIBs each Tuesday evening as safety or rescue boats.

The course is relaxed, and all of the participants have remarked on how much fun it is, both for participants and skippers.

We will be holding an information evening for prospective skippers in early February. If you would like to help out, please email me at rearcommodoresailing@riyc.ie