Here are some of our most important policies and procedures which help us to govern effectively and provide safe and quality services.

We work under the remit, control and authority of the Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland and the Ards & North Down Sports Forum. We have achieved the Club Mark quality standard for Sports Clubs.

Club Rules

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club general rules, regulations and house rules.


Yard Rules

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club rules for the use of RNIYC Property for the Storage of Boats and Trailers.

Yard Rules & Charges

Child Protection & Safeguarding

RNIYC is a Club that prides itself on the quality of coaching as well as supervision that it provides to younger members. The Club currently has two nominated Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer (Gillian Killiner) and we Access NI check our volunteers.

RNIYC Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020

Safeguarding children and young people –  guide

People with Disabilities

RNIYC recognises its responsibilities as both an ambassador for the sport of sailing as well as a member of the local community. We welcome people with disabilities and have worked hard to ensure our Club is accessible and useable by all persons.

Whilst we do not have the facilities to help people with severe disabilities at the Club, we have a very close relationship with Belfast Lough Sailability who are experts in this area. The RNIYC Guidelines for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities can be found on their website.

Guidelines for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Equality & Diversity

RNIYC is a welcoming and inclusive Club. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and preventing discrimination in accordance with relevant laws.
Equal Opportunities Policy

Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Club. We acknowledge the contribution and impact volunteers have on all of our activities and our commitment to volunteering is taken very seriously.
Volunteer Policy

Codes of Conduct

As a Club that strives for professionalism and the highest standards, we have prepared codes of conduct that we expect members, staff and volunteers to abide by.
Code of Conduct for Coaches
Code of Conduct for Children & Young People
Code of Expectations for Parents & Guardians

Privacy and GDPR Policy

These policies explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.

Data Privacy Policy
Data Protection Policy