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Mixed dinghies prepare for sailing in April

The Mixed dinghy fleet will be returning the water in April this season. This fleet is all about fun while learning to sail with other people, making new friendships and learning to sail with fun at the heart of the sailing.

This fleet offers a great blend of social sailing with the opportunity to race and participate in events also. We want to encourage racing for those who are interested, and for those that do not enjoy the racing element of sailing, we have lots of options. Its not all about racing.   

With a wide range of boats and age groups accommodated, this fleet brings all our sailors together. The Feva dinghy is our boat of choice for the younger sailors, as it is a boat that can grow with the sailor, well-built and readily available. We are trialing a number of boats for our teenagers to find the best fit for them. We had a really successful 420s trial over the past number of weeks which the teenagers really enjoyed.

We have a small number of club boats that we will be using for those sailors without a boat. We want to encourage boat ownership, but we also want to make sure the sailors can “try before they buy” to make sure it is for them. 

What is Next.

  1. We need volunteers:

In order for mixed dinghies to be successful, we need volunteers to help. We need people ashore to help launch and recover, and we need assistants on the water.  You do not have to commit to every session, and we promise you will also have fun.  

  1. Communication:

The Mixed Dinghy committee will announce more specific details next week where we will ask sailors & volunteers to sign up. We will ask sailors to commit for a month at a time. There will be a cost this year, however we are seeking to make this as inexpensive as possible to cover our cost only. 

If your child is interested in joining the mixed dinghy fleet at RCYC this season, please email the Mixed Dinghy Class Captain Daragh Connolly

So watch this space, we are very excited to be have a full season in front of us and really look forward to welcome old and new sailors back to the club with mixed dinghies.


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