Transition Year (TY) Expression of Interest Registration

The TY Sailing Member Program has run for a number of years now, very successfully between the Dun Laoghaire clubs and has proved to be a great way to keep our teenagers involved in sailing, prepare them for instructing and build lifelong friendships so we really hope they get involved. 

We have concocted a fantastic program for the 220/21 Transition Year (TY) students! It has been challenging to establish a TY programme whilst the current Covid Restrictions are in place as a result all dates, numbers and prices may be subject to change and cancellation depending on the  then current Covid Situation.
Please note that the TY Program can only run if supported by volunteer parents. We will be looking for your assistance throughout the year and you will also be asked to volunteer during individual course registration sign ups…

A summary of what we are planning to offer during the school year is provided below.

Please complete the Expression of Interest form by 10th July 2020 so we have an idea of our population.

You will be asked to provide certain details but this is NOT a formal sign-up for each course. 


  1. Each course and module is available independently so you can pick and choose as you like. 
  2. Formal sign-up will happen for each activity through the central site.
  3. Courses must be paid for on booking.
  4. If courses are oversubscribed we may keep waiting lists and or  put on additional courses.
  5. Please understand that deadlines must be observed.  Once we reach a deadline date, we will book and commit to the necessary resources for those who have signed up to that course at that point.
  6. Coaches and facilities have to be paid in advance, therefore, if you book and pay for a course and your son/daughter cannot attend we will not be in a position to offer a refund as we will have planned and budgeted to run courses on the basis of the committed bookings.
  7. Similarly, because of the scale of the programme and the need to book resources there will be no option for late entries.  However, there are multiple running’s of several modules so hopefully the sailor can be an early sign up to a subsequent course.
  8. In some elements we have restrictions on numbers and courses will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.
  9. The program can cover up to 50 sailors and is being run by volunteers. So, to that end please understand that the need to have clarity and structure for the benefit of all.

 Let’s hope it’s a great few months

Please send any questions to


Catharine Ennis, RIYC.

Harriet Walker and Marc Little, RSTGYC.

Rebecca Hall and Sarah Flood, NYC.

TY PROGRAMME 2020 / 2021

Pizza Night – This is an important introduction to the TY programme for all sailors and will include a talk on Tall Ships and Sailability.


3rd September 2020 RIYC6.30pm
Action /Adventure Course

Action Adventure Course:

3 days with different activities based in Dublin, followed by BBQ at club. 

Example activities are:  Learning to row at Island Bridge, kayaking to Dalkey Island, wakeboarding, Ringo Rides or paddle boarding with Surfdock


Cost (incl.  BBQ) approx. €135

Minimum 10 people.


14-16TH September 2020

BBQ   14/15/16


1720 Sailing – 23,30 Sept,7,14 Oct.

4 Week Course -Wed afternoons


Team Racing – Saturday Afternoons

7/14/25/28 Nov
& Feb/March

Approx €90 TBC
Maximum 24 people
6 Sessions

Team Racing Prize Giving, 28th November

Team Racing Prize Giving ,March TBC

Navigation Course – 5 weeks This course will run twice provisionally

 Wednesday 4,11,18,25,November 2020

Wednesday 6,13,20,27,January 2021

6:30pm to 9:30pm each evening

Max 12 Participants


Rib Course – This course will be offered 4 times (Please note students must be 16 years of age to participate)

25,26,27 Sept
2,3,4 Oct 2020
26,27,28 March 2020

(further dates after Christmas can be added for those turning 16 later in the year)


First Aid – This course will be offered 3 times for one full weekend day ( Sunday) dates to be confirmed. But hoping Dec,Jan,Feb.


VHF Jan/May (Max 12 persons)


Mark Laying Course – March TBC  
Heir Island Course 18-24th April 2021 Approx €550 TBC  
Child Safeguarding

This course will be offered 3 times during the year on Thursday evenings for 3 hours.

Dates to be confirmed but provisional

22nd  Oct,28th Jan,25th March


Minimum 8 people, max15

Off -Shore – ( Sail Training Ireland)

Maybe 27/3/21-2/4/21 Cork to Dublin

Maybe 3/4/21-9/4/21 Dublin- Belfast

Maybe  10/04/21 – 16/4/21 Belfast – Dublin

Pelican of London Ocean Science Voyage



Approx Prices






Pre-Instructor Course

Will be offered 20/21, 8 places per course only ( 2 weekends)

One training weekend with testing the following weekend.

Approx €220 for Pre training and Test  
Thomas Chaix B Academy   May 2021 Exact dates TBC  
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