Discover Sailing

Discover sailing at the fun, safe and family-friendly environment of Lough Neagh Sailing Club. Taster sessions will introduce you to the sailing on Lough Neagh and provide an opportunity to get out on the water with suitably qualified instructors. We provide the necessary equipment and provide a great introduction to the sport of sailing.

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Register your interest in a sailing taster session and we will get in touch to organise your session. We will be holding sessions through June on smaller dinghies and larger keelboats. We plan to hold the sessions on a variety of days and evenings.

What next?

Once you have registered we will contact you to arrange a group session. This may be a week night or a Saturday. Once you arrive at the Sailing Club you will be greeted by your instructor who will take care of everything for you. Buoyancy aides will be provided and you will be guided through your taster session. Dinghy sessions last about 1 hour with keelboat sessions lasting approximately 2 hrs. Afterward you will be welcome to join us for refreshments (regulations permitting).

What boats do I sail on?

Lough Neagh Sailing Club have a range of sailing dinghies including Toppers and Laser Bahia. We use the Laser Bahias for taster sessions as they can accommodate an instructor and 2/3 people on board.

What should I bring?

For sailing taster sessions you will need a pair of trainers that you do not mind getting wet. A full change of clothes is advisable and any Inhalers (if applicable) and any other medication you require. You will be issued a buoyancy aid and watersports helmet. Participants should arrive at the Lough Neagh Sailing Club clubhouse and someone will take you to the slipway where we launch the boats.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes. The minimum age for sailing is 8 years old.

What happens after the session?

If after your taster session you would like to learn how to sail Lough Neagh Sailing Club have very attractive membership rates for both juniors, adults and families. More information can be found on our club website and membership details here.

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