RIYC Junior Sailing News 2020


The Junior Committee are delighted to announce that that after careful consideration by the club, summer courses for junior cadet members will commence on Monday June 8th. The courses will be run by Haemish Munro who is our senior instructor for 2020. We weren't able to run the usual introduction afternoon so we haven't had an opportunity to introduce Haemish to parents and grandparents. It is also unfortunate that social distancing rules mean at present we can only offer sailing for experienced single handed sailors who can rig launch and recover without any assistance. 

However, we are also looking for expressions of interest from family groups who are interested in double handed sailing. Please email the junior organiser here sean.oregan@me.com and we will do our best to get these sailors on the water.

Sailing will be either be in the morning or afternoon. We have club optimists and tera's to charter on a first come first served basis. We will accommodate sailors who have their own toppers or lasers. If we can get family double handers sailing we have the Club Feva's to charter. Let us know if you have a different dinghy and we will try to accommodate your sailor. The emphasis of these courses will be "fun on the water". Due to the constraints and timings of the courses we aren't in a position to offer Irish Sailing level qualifications.

At this time we will offer courses for the weeks commencing June 8, 15 and 22nd. Stage three of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business is currently due to start on June 29. Over the coming weeks the Club will assess the updated Government guidance and we are strongly hopeful we will have further courses from that date.

We are finalising costings with the Club and will have an online booking form available next week. The Club will circulate an email to parents and grandparents advising when the booking form will go live. Space restrictions will mean places will be limited. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the junior organiser sean.oregan@me.com or Mark McGibney, the sailing services manager mark@riyc.ie

Sean O'Regan
Junior Organiser