Dinghy Race Performance Training is aimed at taking an absolute beginner, a non-sailor up to the level of beginning to race. These current series of courses are designed to take young sailors who have completed up to level 4 to being proficient at racing and understanding how to get the best from their dinghy.

Please note dates for all courses are provisional and are subject to changes, there will be no refunds for non-attendance of courses.

Topper Performance Training   Cost: £180 per course (6 sessions)

If you are a regular National or International competitor and want to go faster, this is the course for you.  It will help you better understand speed, balancing your boat along with getting the best starts. The course will be taken by RYA coach Chris Penney and will be a small group.


6th October 12.00 to 16.00

3rd November 12.00 to 16.00

1st December  12.00 to 16.00

5th January 12.00 to 16.00

2nd February 12.00 to 16.00

23rd March 12.00 to 16.00

To book this course please click the following link Topper Performance Training

Topper Performance Improver Cost: £180 per course (6 sessions)

This course differs from the performance course only in that it is slightly slower and covers exactly the same elements but, in more detail, assuming the sailors will not have as much race experience.  All sailors must be competent sailors’ preferably level 4 and above.   This course will be taken by RYA Coach Chris Penney.


13th October 12.00 to 16.00

17th November 13.30 to 16.30

8th December 13.30 to 16.30

19th January 13.30 to 16.30

9th February 13.30 to 16.30

16th March 13.0 to 16.30

To book this course please click the following link Topper Performance Improver

Laser Performance Coaching  Cost:  £180 per course (6 sessions)

This is a tailored course specifically for young laser sailors who regularly race or want to race and wish to improve their performance.  It is expected that all sailors will be competent sailors and the focus will be on performance improvement.  This course will be taken by RYA Coach Chris Penney


20th October  13.00 to 16.00

10th November 13.00 to 16.00

15th December 13.00 to 16.00

12th January 13.00 to 16.00

16th February 13.00 to 16.00

 9th March 13.00 to 16.00

To book this course please click the following link Laser Performance Coaching

Double handed Performance Sailing Coaching U19 Cost £30 per person

If you fancy a trip into the double handed sailing then this course is for you.  The course is aimed particularly at young female sailors U19, though males’ sailors can be included.   The course is designed particularly for young single-handed female sailors who are or want to transition into double handed sailing in the youth category.  It will develop their race skill, focusing on speed and balance, sailing with a trapeze, developing and improving two person team work along with improving health and nutrition.   All sailors including crew must already be competent sailors.

Our thanks goes to Lisburn and Castlereagh Borough Council who have generously agreed to sponsor this course.  The course will be taken by RYA coach Sue Monson.


4th November 10.00 to 16.30

2nd December 10.00 to 16.30

6th January 10.00 to 16.30

3rd February 10.00 to 16.30

3rd March 10.00 to 16.30

Should the course be over subscribed. Preference may be given to applicants living in the Lisburn and Castlereagh Borough Council area.

All applications will be subject to a shortlisting process and places on the course will only be confirmed to those who fully meet the sponsors criteria.

Closing date for expressions of interest is 19th October.

To express interest in this course please click the following link Double handed Performance Sailing Coaching U19


6 Oct - 16 Mar 2019
Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
7 Seafront Road , Cultra
BT18 0BB
+44 2890 428 041
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