RYA Adult Dinghy Courses at Ballyholme Yacht Club

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. Over a series of three courses, you can progress from Beginner to learning how to Start Racing – we would recommend that you plan to get practice sailing between the courses as well. 

Most courses feature Laser Picos which are single-handed and Laser Bahias where you sail with someone else (often an instructor when you’re starting). 

Weekend Courses:        
         
Beginner Dates Link Members Visitors
RYA Adult L1 – May 5th – 6th May RYA Adult Level 1 £110.00 £120.00
RYA Adult L1 – June 2nd – 3rd June      
RYA Adult L1 – June/July 30th June – 1st July      
RYA Adult L1 – July 14th – 15th July      
         
Improver        
Adult L2 – May 12th – 13th May RYA Adult L2 £110.00 £120.00
Adult L2 – June 9th – 10th June      
         
Start Racing        
RYA Start Racing – May 26th – 27th May RYA Adult Start Racing £100.00 £120.00
RYA Start Racing – Aug 18th – 19th August      

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 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.

 

Click on Category – Training 

  • RYA Start Racing - May
    26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
    09:30 - 16:30
  • RYA Start Racing - Aug
    18th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
    09:30 - 16:30

Learn to race (Weekend courses) Racing is an exciting and sociable way to develop your sailing. From beginners, through to club racers and preparing for higher level competition, there is a course for you. This course is open to those 16 years of age or over. Please click on the link below for further details (more…)


  • RYA Youth Sailing - Level 1&2
    2nd July 2018 - 6th July 2018
    09:30 - 16:30

This course provide an introduction to sailing for anyone aged 8 yrs upwards. No prior knowledge is necessary for Stage 1.  You will learn to launch and recover small craft, to identify parts of the boat, to steer and basic sailing skills.  You will have the ability to steer and understand basic principles at the (more…)


  • 5th July 2018 - 8th July 2018
    12:00 - 16:30

      Early in July 2018, the well-loved coastal town Bangor in Northern Ireland will be the backdrop to the largest sailing event to be held in Northern Ireland for many years – the Bangor Town Regatta. The event is being hosted by the town’s two yacht clubs – Ballyholme Yacht Club (www.ballyholme.com) and Royal (more…)


  • RYA Youth Stage 3 & 4 (July 9-13th)
    9th July 2018 - 13th July 2018
    09:30 - 16:30

This course is for young sailors who have gained some prior experience on the water.  For details of experience required and what you will learn during the course, please see:  http://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/youth-beginners-courses.aspx The course is delivered by RYA qualified instructors and the participants will enjoy lots of time developing their skills on the water.  Open to (more…)


  • RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 1&2
    23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018
    09:30 - 16:30

This course provide an introduction to sailing for anyone aged 8 yrs upwards. No prior knowledge is necessary for Stage 1.  You will learn to launch and recover small craft, to identify parts of the boat, to steer and basic sailing skills.  You will have the ability to steer and understand basic principles at the (more…)


  • RYA Youth Improvers Stage 3&4 (July 30-Aug 3)
    30th July 2018 - 3rd August 2018
    09:30 - 16:30

This course is for young sailors who have gained some prior experience on the water.  For details of experience required and what you will learn during the course, please see:  http://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/youth-beginners-courses.aspx The course is delivered by RYA qualified instructors and the participants will enjoy lots of time developing their skills on the water.  Open to (more…)


  • RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 1&2
    13th August 2018 - 17th August 2018
    09:30 - 16:30

This course provide an introduction to sailing for anyone aged 8 yrs upwards. No prior knowledge is necessary for Stage 1.  You will learn to launch and recover small craft, to identify parts of the boat, to steer and basic sailing skills.  You will have the ability to steer and understand basic principles at the (more…)


  • RYA Youth Improves Stage 3&4 (Aug 20-24)
    20th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
    09:30 - 17:30

This course is for young sailors who have gained some prior experience on the water. For details of experience required and what you will learn during the course, please see: http://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/dinghy-multi-keel/Pages/youth-beginners-courses.aspx The course is delivered by RYA qualified instructors and the participants will enjoy lots of time developing their skills on the water. Open to (more…)


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2- Graham Construction
    29th November 2018 - 30th November 2018
    09:30 - 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.

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.

Once you have built up some confidence and completed Level 2, You can hire club Picos on Friday Night (Adult) Sailing or other times when rescue is out. Unfortunately dinghy hire is only available to members but you can join today and get 50% discount for your first year. Get more information here, or ask the office for more details.

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 call the main office on 02891271467 or office@ballyholme.com (Sandra)