Well we were looking forward to the start of the new sailing season for our younger members but unfortunately we will have to wait and see what happens when COVID-19 restrictions start to ease. Please see our latest updates on the News page here.
We teach Junior Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, Start Racing and Intermediate Racing. It is run by highly qualified volunteer RYA Sailing Instructors and assistants with help from club members and parents. All these people give up their free time to pass on their knowledge and experience to the young people in Neyland Yacht Club and parents are encouraged to help with rigging, launching, recovery and supervision. We are a recognised training centre for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and have been teaching sailing for many years. All the instructors are experienced sailors, qualified powerboat drivers and competent in first aid. The club is endorsed to teach other aspects of the RYA syllabus such as Day Sailing, Sailing with Spinnakers, Seamanship and others.
Junior Sailing will take place on Monday and Thursday nights from 6:00-8:30pm for 12 weeks starting 4th May.
Additional training day: Saturday 18th July, 9:00am-4:30pm.
Neyland Yacht Club is also a registered RYA OnBoard Club which is a programme that helps to introduce sailing and windsurfing as a sport for you, whatever your needs and ability.
The club currently owns:
- 7 RS Teras
- Six Toppers
- Three Laser Picos
- Eight Optimists
- 1 RS Vision
- 2 Laser Bahias
- One 420s
- One Laser Standard
- Two Humber Safety Boats
- One Jeanneau Dory
The money for these boats has been from lottery funding, major donations from club members and fund raising activities over a number of years and years.