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Discover Watersports - IOMYC Open Day

28th May, 10:00 - 16:00

The Isle of Man Yacht Club is holding an open day to show case all things on water.

On water try your hand at keelboat or dinghy sailing, windsurfing or paddleboarding or have a trip in a fast rib. Or maybe you want to have a look at some boats on the hard and learn about the safety gear and what makes a boat go faster! All activities are free.

On shore side the Club House will be open serving beverages and snacks, the big screen will be on and members will be around to have a chat and share some stories. When the on water activities have finished you may want to stay on for drinks and a free BBQ on the terrace (from 4pm).

Programme for the day - on water

Some of the activities on the day can be pre booked before the day to be sure of securing a slot:

  • dinghy sailing
  • keelboat sailing
  • windsurfing (if you have little or no experience you will need to do a 1 hr Friday evening land based intro session)
  • paddleboarding

Other activities do not need to be pre booked and you can turn up on the day and book your slot.

  • trip in a rib
  • boat familiarisation (on the hard)

Club House activities

You are welcome to visit the Club House at any time. This could be before your activity, after your activity or whilst waiting for someone who is doing an activity.

The big screen will be on with on water type stuff being shown. Beverages and snacks will be available all day.

We will have information packs on training courses (open to non-members) and membership packs for those who may want to visit us more often!

Evening BBQ

Everyone is invited to stay for a BBQ starting at 4pm. The Club House bar will also be open. Booking for the BBQ is required so we can cater accordingly. This is no fancy BBQ, members provide the food and we are happy to share :)

Arrival and booking in on the day

All visitors (regardless of activity and even if simply visiting the club house) will need to sign in and those undertaking activities will also need to sign a consent form. Our reception desk will be open between 10am and midday. After 12 midday please sign in at the bar.
Any age limit for activities will be advised when booking.

Clothing and Safety Gear

For keelboat sailing or a trip on a rib we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear that you don't mind getting wet (just in case!). If the weather isn't very warm a windproof coat would be beneficial. We can provide a certain number of buoyancy aids from our store (please note our stock is only suitable for people weighing over 15kgs) - if you have your own or can borrow then please bring with you.

For windsurfing, paddleboarding and dinghy sailing please come with a wetsuit and buoyancy aid - bring your own or borrow. There are changing facilities in the Club House.

Parking

There is very limited parking at the Yacht Club so we recommend that if you can, grab a bus, walk or car share. If coming by car, please park near by and then take a short stroll to the Yacht Club.

This event is WEATHER DEPENDENT so please check HERE on the day before you travel.

Join us for what promises to be a great day at the Isle of Man Yacht Club in Port St Mary.

Tickets

Not available at the moment

Windsurfing 1030-1130hrs

This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
When booking these tickets if you have NO or LITTLE experience with windsurfing, you agree to undertake a 1 hr shore based windsurf session at the IOMYC at 7pm on the Friday evening before the open day. If you do not attend the Friday session you will not be able to undertake the Saturday session. The Instructor may contact you to discuss your experience prior to the session, so it’s important that you add your contact details to the booking.
You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the Saturday session.
As this is the first session of the day please attend Chapel Beach NOT the IOMYC. You will complete registration on the beach.

Keelboat Sail 1030-1130hrs

You will need to wear sensible clothes for being on water and appropriate for the weather on the day. We recommend trousers, trainers and a warm, waterproof jacket.
You will be transported to and from the keelboat by rib.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register and collect your buoyancy aid. If you can bring or borrow a buoyancy aid please do. We can provide a certain number from our stores (please note our stock is only suitable for people weighing over 15kgs)

Dinghy Sail 1030-1130hrs

You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the session.
There are changing facilities at the Yacht Club.
This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register.

Dinghy Sail 1130-1230hrs

You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the session.
There are changing facilities at the Yacht Club.
This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register.

Keelboat Sail 1130-1230hrs

You will need to wear sensible clothes for being on water and appropriate for the weather on the day. We recommend trousers, trainers and a warm, waterproof jacket.
You will be transported to and from the keelboat by rib.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register and collect your buoyancy aid. If you can bring or borrow a buoyancy aid please do. We can provide a certain number from our stores (please note our stock is only suitable for people weighing over 15kgs)

Not available at the moment

Windsurfing 1200 - 1300hrs

This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
When booking these tickets if you have NO or LITTLE experience with windsurfing, you agree to undertake a 1 hr shore based windsurf session at the IOMYC at 7pm on the Friday evening before the open day. If you do not attend the Friday session you will not be able to undertake the Saturday session. The Instructor may contact you to discuss your experience prior to the session, so it’s important that you add your contact details to the booking.
You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the Saturday session.
Please attend the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session start time to complete registration. There are changing facilities at the Yacht Club. You will be transported to Chapel beach by rib and returned to the IOMYC by rib after your session.

Dinghy Sail 1330-1430hrs

You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the session.
There are changing facilities at the Yacht Club.
This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register.

Keelboat Sail 1330-1430hrs

You will need to wear sensible clothes for being on water and appropriate for the weather on the day. We recommend trousers, trainers and a warm, waterproof jacket.
You will be transported to and from the keelboat by rib.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register and collect your buoyancy aid. If you can bring or borrow a buoyancy aid please do. We can provide a certain number from our stores (please note our stock is only suitable for people weighing over 15kgs)

Not available at the moment

Paddleboarding 1400-1500hrs

This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
The Instructor may contact you to discuss your experience prior to the session, so it’s important that you add your contact details to the booking.
You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the session.
Please attend the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session start time to complete registration. There are changing facilities at the Yacht Club. You will be transported to Chapel beach by rib and returned to the IOMYC by rib after your session.

Dinghy Sail 1430-1530hrs

You will need to bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy aid for the session.
There are changing facilities at the Yacht Club.
This activity has a minimum age of 7 years.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register.

Keelboat Sail 1430-1530hrs

You will need to wear sensible clothes for being on water and appropriate for the weather on the day. We recommend trousers, trainers and a warm, waterproof jacket.
You will be transported to and from the keelboat by rib.
Please ensure you are at the IOMYC at least 45 mins before your session so you can register and collect your buoyancy aid. If you can bring or borrow a buoyancy aid please do. We can provide a certain number from our stores (please note our stock is only suitable for people weighing over 15kgs)

BBQ 4pm onwards

Available till 25 May 2022

If you would like to join us for a BBQ from 4pm please sign up here so we have an idea of numbers to cater for.

Please note that the Isle of Man Yacht Club kitchen is entirely run by volunteers. We are not a commercial kitchen and often supply home-made food or food prepared on site. If you have any food allergies, please let us know and we shall do our best to accommodate you, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the environment is free from allergens (including but not limited to nuts, seafood, dairy, etc.)

Last updated 8:04pm on 3 May 2022

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