Dolphins & Sharks

Come and join us on the water for an evening of fun sailing for all abilities from 6 years and up! Borrow club boats or bring your own. 

The sessions will take place every Friday evening starting on April 13th.  This will be a parents’ briefing where you will meet the team who will be leading the programme and learn more about how it all works.  There is a gap of two weeks then until the theory night (for both parents and kids – taught separately) on April 27th and then on the water activities will start on the 4th May.  These are weather dependent and we will notify you by 4pm on the day if we have to cancel.

From May 4th, we will meet at 6pm to be on the water by 6:30pm promptly.  If numbers are high, we may run two separate sessions.

The sessions are free for Cadet Members.  Membership is required for club insurance purposes.  Dolphins & Sharks is a parent led programme and one parent must be on site at all times.  We would like as many parents as possible to also volunteer for the myriad of jobs that need to be done on the night!


  • Wetsuit
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Spray top/coat
  • Shoes or boots that can get wet
  • Hat and gloves

Wet Gear can be borrowed from the club if you are just starting out and don’t have your own.

Child Protection

We need all volunteers to be Access NI checked.  These checks are free of charge to all volunteers and can now be done online.  We will give further details at the briefing on the 13th April.  Our child protection policy is on our website.


We are always keen to publish some photos on our social media and website plus the local paper.  If you do not wish your child to be photographed please the Office staff know.

Further Communications 

Please ensure you’re receiving the BYC weekly bulletin.  You can also follow us on Facebook.  The website will also be updated regularly for other cadet events.

DOLPHINS AND SHARKS Health and Safety Notice 

Royal Yachting Association Youth Sailing Courses – these can be booked online.  If you are struggling to find anything on our website, which is under improvement, please call the office on 91271467.