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Come and Learn to sail at Ballyhome Yacht Club

Summer 2017 Courses:

Learn to sail with Ballyholme Yacht Club and our RYA Adult Dinghy courses for 16 – 80 year olds. Choose from weekend or weekly courses. You can book as many courses as you like to build up confidence over the summer. Most courses feature Laser Picos single-handed and Laser Bahias where you sail with someone else (often an instructor when you’re starting). 

More information about RYA Courses can be found here or please ask us if you have any questions. 

Private Lessons are also available if the dates below don’t suit. Ask for more information

Click on the event below to enrol or for more information

Weekly Courses

RYA Adult Beginner (1) Monday 8th May to 26th June

RYA Adult Beginner (2) Monday 3rd July to 21st August

RYA Adult Improver  (1) Wednesday May 3rd to June 21st

RYA Adult Improver (2) Wednesday July 5th to 23rd August

Women on Water (1) Tuesday 2nd May to 23rd May

Women on Water (2) Tuesday 6th June to 27th June

Women on Water (3) Tuesday 4th July to 25th July

Women on Water (4) Tuesday 1st August to 22nd August

Weekend Courses

RYA Adult Beginner Weekend Course 1st – 2nd July

RYA Adult Beginner Weekend Course 5th-6th August

RYA Adult Improver Weekend Course 15th-16th July

RYA Adult Improver Weekend Course 19th-20th August

Powerboat

PowerBoat Level 2   3rd – 4th June

PowerBoat Level 2 15th – 16th July

 

You can also view all of the courses listed above on the calendar below.


  • July Multi-Activity Week
    24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017
    09:30 - 17:30
  • August Multi-Activity Week
    21st August 2017 - 25th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

This is a multi-activity sailing week suitable for all students aged 8 to 17 years old with sailing experience ranging from stage 1 through to 4. As well as sailing, it also includes kayaking and other water activities. More experienced sailors will also get the chance to sail in an array of different boats in (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • D&S July/August Friday Nights
    28th July 2017
    17:30 - 20:30
  • D&S July/August Friday Nights
    4th August 2017
    17:30 - 20:30
  • D&S July/August Friday Nights
    11th August 2017
    17:30 - 20:30
  • D&S July/August Friday Nights
    18th August 2017
    17:30 - 20:30
  • D&S July/August Friday Nights
    25th August 2017
    17:30 - 20:30

This summer Dolphins & Sharks is being extended alongside Social Sailing during July and August. We also aim to have some instructors available each evening to help those without a regular helm if the parent is not a sailor, and to give some instruction to those who want to sail alone in a Pico, SailQube (more…)


  • 31st July - 4th August RYA Youth Stage 1-2
    31st July 2017 - 4th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30
  • RYA Youth Stage 1-2 August 14th - 18th
    14th August 2017 - 18th August 2017
    09:00

A RYA Youth Beginner course leads them to a RYA Stage 1 or 2 qualification if successful and allows students to move onto the Stage 3-4 Improver course. Courses are recommended for all children aged 8 to 16 Members get a discounted rate over visitors. The Visitor’s ticket also includes free Cadet membership for the rest of (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 - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    31st July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    7th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    14th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    21st August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing - August (Weekend Course)
    5th August 2017 - 6th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

Level 1 and 2: START SAILING;  Level 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

Event Phone: 028 9127 1467


  • Week 12
    31st July 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 13
    7th August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 14
    14th August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 15
    21st August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 16
    28th August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 17
    4th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 18
    11th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:00

Ballyholme Yacht Club will be hosting Open Water Swimming again this summer in association with members from Bangor Swimming Club and Peninsula Triathlon Club. This is Northern Ireland’s only organised insured practice sea swims. We cater for all abilities, however you must be aged 16+ or have written permission from your parents/guardians. Swimming is from Ballyholme (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 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 - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    2nd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    9th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    16th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    23rd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver - August (Weekend Course)
    19th August 2017 - 20th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

LEVEL 3: RYA IMPROVER The RYA sailing scheme is a series of two-day or evening courses for adults wanting to learn in dinghies, small keelboats and multihulls. It has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport appeals to you. Our courses are held in Laser Bahia’s and Laser Pico’s. There may (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • RYA Youth Stage 3-4 (Improver) August 2017
    7th August 2017 - 11th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

An Improver course leads them to a RYA Youth Stage 3 or 4  qualification if successful and allows them to move onto more advanced training courses. Members get a discounted rate over visitors. If you have your own dinghy, you can use it for Improver’s courses and get a discounted rate. The Visitor’s ticket also includes free (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 September 2017
    16th September 2017 - 17th September 2017
    14:40 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 August 2017
    12th August 2017 - 13th August 2017
    09:00 - 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


  • RYA First Aid Course - 12th August 2017
    12th August 2017
    09:00 - 18:00

Our one-day / 8 hour course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. (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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