Day

Saturday 11th May

Location

County Antrim Yacht Club, Whitehead promenade | Marine Parade, Whitehead, BT38 9QP

Time

11:00 - 15:00

Price

Free

BBQ (optional) £2.50

Key Points

  • Free taster-sessions give you the chance to experience crewing a sailing dinghy or taking a sit-on kayak out for a paddle. This is a great opportunity for kids and adults to give sailing or kayaking a try before committing to a longer training course.
  • Sailing is within Whitehead bay close to shore, and each boat will have a club instructor or coach on board to show you the ropes.
  • Open to all ages (except the very young) but all participants must be able to swim 25 metres.
  • Wearing of buoyancy aids (provided) on the water is mandatory.

About The Event

Free taster-sessions give you the chance to experience crewing a sailing dinghy or taking a sit-on kayak out for a paddle. Sailing and kayaking is within Whitehead bay close to shore, and each sailing dinghy will have a club instructor or coach on board to show you the ropes.


The time and length of each taster session will be determined by the number of people booked on and weather conditions but will be approximately 30 mins in a sailing dinghy and 30 mins on a kayak, but we endeavour to get you on the water at the time you have booked. Please get in touch in advance to book to avoid disappointment.
A BBQ and refreshments are on offer throughout the day (at cost).


Visitors are given a tour of the Club and taken through our exciting calendar of activities throughout the year. Special offer for new members joining the Club at the event: day-long introductions to sailing and powerboating later in May free of charge (normally £50)!
 

 
Push the Boat Out: Sailing & Kayaking Taster Sessions For Adults and Children

Contact Details / Booking Information

Email : sail@cayc.co.uk or Contact us through Facebook: @caycwhitehead
In your email please indicate:

  • No. of participants you want to book (ages of U18s)
  • Contact phone number (preferably a mobile telephone number)
  • Whether interested in sailing / kayaking / both
  • A registration form will be sent to you to complete prior to the event. 

Event Organiser

County Antrim Yacht Club

What's Included

Sailing – 30 mins; kayaking – 30 mins. Factor in 2 hours to include shower/changing and BBQ!

What to Bring

Loose clothing (not jeans) and old trainers you don’t mind getting wet. Light waterproof jacket. Wetsuit if you have one. A change of clothes and towel if you get wet. The club offers showers and changing rooms.

Suitability

  • Suitable for competent swimmers (25metres)
  • Anyone over 8 can have a go on a “sit on” kayak; under 8’s must be accompanied by parent/guardian in sailing dinghies
     

 


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