Love the Water this Summer with Ballyholme Yacht Club

Click here to see all of our RYA Summer Youth courses

Our RYA Youth courses are already filling up. Courses run from Monday to Friday with 3 levels aimed at beginners, improvers and those who want to learn to race. Lots of fun and craic guaranteed. You can do all three together or spaced throughout the summer. 

Click here to see all of our RYA Adult courses

We have lots of Adult courses this summer – at present all are planned over weekends during May, June, July and August. Level 1 Beginner leads to Level 2 Improver and onto Level 3 and Start Racing. We also offer Private Lessons with one of our RYA instructors for those who can’t commit to a full weekend or prefer to learn on a one-to-one basis at a time of their choice. 


WOW (Women on Water) 

We are running a series of introduction to sailing courses for ladies, the first of which is starting on Tuesday, May 1st.  No prior experience is necessary and all the gear is provided by the club.  You will learn the basics of sailing, in a relaxed, friendly environment over 4 consecutive Tuesdays. Register here

Dolphins and Sharks

Our programme for young sailors (aged 6+) recommences on Friday, May 4th.  Open to all Cadet members of the club and their parent volunteers, the children learn from RYA qualified dinghy instructors in the safe environs of Ballyholme Bay.  All interested parents are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, April 20th at 6pm at the club to find out more about how the programme will work for 2018.

Upcoming Events

  • CH Marine Laser Ulster Championships 2018
    28th April 2018 08:00 - 29th April 2018 17:00

    The CH Marine Laser Ulster Championships will be held on 28th and 29th of April 2018 at Ballyholme Yacht Club. Entry There is a new…

  • Women on Water 2018
    1st May 2018 18:30 - 14th August 2018 21:30

    New to sailing?  Female?  Then this course is for you. WOW is designed specifically for novice sailors. It starts at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and finishes…

  • Dolphins & Sharks - pre-registration
    4th May 2018 18:00 - 15th June 2018 20:00

    Dolphins & Sharks 2018 This year, it all kicks off on Friday, April 13th.  All interested parents should come along at 7pm to learn more…

  • Friday Night (Adult) Sailing
    4th May 2018 18:30 - 29th June 2018 20:30

    Friday Night (Adult) Sailing returns this summer running for May and June to start with. The first evening will be Friday 4th May starting at…

  • RYA Adult Level 1
    5th May 2018 09:30 - 15th July 2018 16:30

    Adult beginners' courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to expert in a controlled, safe…

  • RYA Safety Boat 2018
    17th March 2018 09:30 - 12th August 2018 17:00

    This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

  • RYA Adult L2
    12th May 2018 09:30 - 10th June 2018 16:30

    Adult beginners' courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe…

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 2018
    3rd February 2018 09:30 - 25th November 2018 17:00

    This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

  • Family Course - Level 1
    19th May 2018 09:30 - 12th August 2018 16:30

    This weekend course is the perfect opportunity for the family to learn a new skill together. It aims to teach and develop the basic sailing…

  • Open Water (Sea) Swimming 2018
    7th May 2018 18:30 - 3rd September 2018 20:00

    Ballyholme Seals Ballyholme Yacht Club will be hosting Open Water Swimming again this summer in association with members of the Eddie Skelly Memorial Swim and…