Push the Boat Out – 10th May

RYA Push the Boat Out is a nationwide programme to give people an opportunity to visit an RYA member club and try sailing/boating.

We have busy day planned for Sunday 10th May, at our clubhouse in Coleraine, with:

  • 12.00 noon – Try Dinghy Sailing with an instructor (on the River bann) *booking recommended*
  • 1.00pm – Official Launch of 2015 24-hour Race (in clubhouse, with hot snacks)
  • 2.30pm – Club dinghy racing (on the River Bann)
  • 3.30pm – Try Dinghy Sailing with an instructor (on the River Bann) *booking recommended*
  • 4.30pm – Race results & a bit of craic (in the clubhouse, with hot snacks)
  • 5.30pm – close.

Our clubhouse overlooks the River Bann, where dinghy sailing takes place. Visitors are very welcome to watch friends/family getting a taster of sailing from the Clubhouse .

Throughout the day, we are also providing several short sessions of sailing in larger yachts. *booking for this is essential*

All ‘try sailing’ taster sessions are free of charge, although snacks & drinks can be bought from the clubhouse throughout the day.

In order for us to provide adequate instructors and equipment, please express your interest via our on-line booking system, or contact training@coleraineyachtclub.co.uk to make arrangements.


  • All ‘try sailing’ taster sessions are subject to favourable (i.e. non-stormy) weather conditions. In the event of unsafe conditions, bookings will be postponed.
  • Recommended clothing for ‘try sailing’ taster sessions:
    • in a  dinghy (chance of getting wet) – swimming costume, wetsuit, buoyancy aid & old trainers (or wetsuit boots)…The club can provide buoyancy aids and has a small number of wetsuits available. Changing facilities are available in the clubhouse.
    • in a yacht (unlikely to get wet) – warm coat, non-marking soft soled shoes & buoyancy aid… The club can provide buoyancy aids.