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Come and Learn to sail at Ballyhome Yacht Club

Learn to sail with Ballyholme Yacht Club

and our RYA Adult dinghy courses for 18 – 80 year olds.

 

View all of the courses on the calendar below  –

click on the event to enrol or for more information


  • Dinghy Instructor Course - April #2
    28th April 2017 - 30th April 2017
    09:00 - 18:00

Instructors teaching the National Sailing Scheme need to be qualified for the type of boat in which they teach, ie dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls. Prior to the course candidates must fulfill the following requirements: Minimum age 16; Valid first aid certificate – click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.  RYA Powerboat (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • 28th April 2017
    17:30 - 22:30

IN ASSOCIATION WITH GRAYSON CATERING Every Friday in the Members’ Lounge this April 2017 from 17:30 Pop in for an informal bit to eat with family & friends BOOKING NOT NECESSARY UNLESS OVER 6 COVERS TEL: 07912067429 (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • Parents Briefing
    28th April 2017
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Dolphins & Sharks Registration
    5th May 2017
    18:00 - 19:00
  • 12th May 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 19th May 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 26th May 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 2nd June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 9th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 16th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 23rd June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 30th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 7th July 2017
    17:00 - 21:00

Dolphins and Sharks returns again this May on Fridays with a Parent Information and Registration evening on Friday 28th April and sailing commencing on Friday 5th May. Cadets will be shown how to rig and get their boats ready and a brief intro to sailing for those who haven’t done it before. Dolphins and Sharks is a (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • BYC Try-Sail 2017
    1st May 2017
    09:30 - 18:30
  • RYA Push The Boat Out
    13th May 2017
    09:30 - 18:00

In 2016 Ballyholme Yacht Club allowed nearly 100 people to try sailing for a day. Come and give it a go yourself on May Bank Holiday and the 13th May 2017… (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    2nd May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    9th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    16th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    23rd May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    6th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    13th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    20th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    27th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    4th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    11th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    18th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    25th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    1st August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    8th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    15th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    22nd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

Women only sailing programme designed around novice sailors. Tuesday evening course running over a number of weeks. Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm 2nd-23rd May 6th & 27th June 4th – 25th July 1st – 22nd August  £40 per session (4 evenings per session) No experience required. Boats and equipment provided by the club. (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    3rd May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    10th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    17th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    24th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    31st May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    7th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    14th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    21st June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    5th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    12th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - 15th & 16th July (Weekend Course)
    15th July 2017 - 16th July 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    19th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    26th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    2nd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    9th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    16th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    23rd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

STAGE 3: IMPROVER The Start Sailing Courses introduce you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet and enjoy learning a new skill, then Dinghies are for you. For further information CLICK HERE  Scroll down to choose your course… (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • 4th May 2017
    18:30 - 22:00
  • 6th May 2017
    09:00 - 12:30
  • 7th May 2017
    09:00 - 12:30

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    8th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    15th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    22nd May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    29th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    5th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    12th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    19th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    26th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Weekend Course)
    1st July 2017 - 2nd July 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    3rd July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    10th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    17th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    24th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    31st July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    7th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    14th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    21st August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

Stage 1 and 2: START SAILING;  Stage 3: IMPROVER The Start Sailing Courses introduce you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet and enjoy learning a new skill, then Dinghies are for you. For further information CLICK HERE  Scroll down to choose your course… (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 May 2017
    13th May 2017 - 14th May 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 June 2017
    3rd June 2017 - 4th June 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 September 2017
    23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017
    09:30 - 18:00

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. Please click on the links below for more information from the RYA Website INTRODUCTION TO POWERBOATING RYA LEVEL 2 Powerboat courses are normally held on weekends or occasionally as a series of (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


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Click on the relevant course for more details from the RYA Website

 

Until now, there has been little interest in Level 3 and Advanced Courses although the skills can be taught during Private Lessons. Please talk to our Training Manager or the BYC Office if you are interested in any of the more advanced courses.

 

Adult dinghy courses are normally held on weekends or as a series of evening sessions – eg Adult Monday Night Course May – June. If you want to do a course in your own time, we can also organise this through Private Lessons.

All of our Adult Dinghy courses are based on the RYA syllabus with fully trained RYA Instructors in our fleet of Laser Bahias, Picos and RS Fevas. You can also use your own boat if you wish.

We also have a number of other opportunities on Friday Night Social Sailing and other times for members. Many of these require that you have already done Level 2.

KIT LIST Please bring the following with you:

  • warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body
  • hoodie, booties, gloves – all neoprene if you have them
  • waterproof, wetsuit and buoyancy aid if you have them (otherwise provided by BYC)
  • a complete change of clothes
  • towel
  • plastic bin bag for wet clothes
  • long hair must be tied back
  • minimal jewellery
  • MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)

Please contact training@ballyholme.com or call 0771566549 if you have any questions. Please call the main office on 02891271467 or office@ballyholme.com (Sandra) or admin@ballyholme.com (Helen).

If you have any concerns or a complaint regarding training at Ballyholme Yacht Club and you wish to talk to someone other than the Principal or the Chief Instructor, please contact the Commodore Mark Mackey on markjamackey@icloud.com

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