Coleraine Yacht Club

OBITUARY – David McGrath

Sadly, club stalwart David McGrath has passed on. An obituary is to be found by following this link.  LINK


About us:

  • We’re an active sailing & boating (sports) club in the North Coast area.
  • We work with other sports clubs to promote and make sailing accessible to all.
  • We provide a pathway for young people to fulfil their potential in the sport of sailing.
  • Our clubhouse is a meeting place for members and other clubs/groups in our community.

Why sailing:

Having fun in boats

Sailing is a sport that can be enjoyed socially or competitively.

Competitive sailing requires muscle strength, endurance/agility, physical fitness, mental wellness, relaxation, concentration, decision-making and communication.

Many people think sailing is expensive and for only the “elite”.  It doesn’t have to be. Through club courses, RYA training can cost as little as £40 per day for a 5 day summer course (or £30 per day for members), including boat hire. Once you grasp the basics, members can use club dinghies at local sailing events.

Sailing isn’t only an exciting experience, it offers a lot of positive benefits to young people’s mental and physical health, decision making and confidence. Its a skill for life.

 Learning to sail:

Throughout the summer months, we run a range of training programmes for different ages and abilities, as part of the RYA training pathway. These training programmes provide the quickest, easiest & safest way to learn to sail.

The most popular programmes are the ‘summer school’ courses, which run from 9.30 to 4.30, for 5 days (Monday to Friday)

On-line Booking  in advance is essential for all courses, as numbers are strictly limited.


“Hello there
My two boys, Harry and Tommy did your sailing course with James last week. I just wanted to say thank you, and how very much they enjoyed it. They came home full of chat about the things they had learned and are keen to do it again. James was great and the boys really took to him.
Thanks again
Maggie C. – Ballymoney”