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Key Cadet Dates for 2017

The Cadet Sailing Season is fast approaching and we have put together some exciting events for this this year. So start spreading the word and come and join us at the club.

Aqua Challenge Wednesday 19th April 10.30am

Test your ‘on-water agility’ at the brilliant floating inflatable assault course at the Aurora. 45 mins of Aqua Challenge followed by 45 minutes on the slides and wave pool. Lunch in the café afterwards. Open to 6 years and up. (All 6 – 8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult and parents are responsible for their own children at all times.)

£5.50 children £8 adults.

Please book your tickets directly with the Aurora

Please email to let her know you are coming and if you are staying for lunch.

Dolphins and Sharks 5th May – 25th August

We have made a few changes this year to make it even more fun and allow for more time on the water. The sessions will now take place on a Friday evening (no homework or school the next day!) starting on Friday 5th May and continuing right through the summer holidays.

Dolphins and Sharks will be split into two groups:

Dolphins meet at 5.30 and on the water 6 – 7pm

Sharks meet at 6.30 and on the water 7 – 8pm

Sharks must be able to helm a boat on their own. As there will be rescue out all evening, Toppers wanting to train can sail during the Sharks session.

BBQs will be lit and the bar will be open!

There will be a D&S parents meeting on Friday 28th April at 7.00pm and a film will be on in the cadet room for the kids. It is essential that you attend this if you want your children to sail.

 Cadet Regatta Saturday 24th June 10.30am

Whether you are just beginning or a top racer come and join in the fun at the Cadet Regatta. Let us know and we can team you up with a competent helm if you are unsure! Club picos and fevas will be available.

BBQ lunch and the bar will be open!

Stay and watch your mum in the Ladies Race in the afternoon!

SIGN UP (Link to page on website)

BYC Regatta and Corinthian Cup Saturday 22nd July

The most sought after cadet cup of the year! In the morning show off your skills acquired over the summer with the fun race which starts on the beach in picos and includes sailing backwards and ‘man-over-board’ drill. Once again Let us know and we can team you up with a competent helm if you are unsure! In the afternoon you will have the chance to compete in the BYC Regatta.

Lufra Cup Saturday 9th September

Come and join a great day of exciting racing with all the different fleets in the club involved.

Pirates Day Saturday 16th September

Ahoy there me hearties! Calling all pirates for a day of competitive fun on the water. Parents can join in too. Pirate’s hat and eye patch compulsory! Club boats available.

Open Youth Racing Events at BYC

ISA Youth Championships 20th – 23rd April

RYANI Youth Nationals 23rd – 24th September

Even if you are not racing come down to the club to volunteer and join in the fun!

Belfast Lough YC Regatta Club

After the huge success of the Regatta Club last year with an exciting sail to Helen’s Bay and brilliant BBQ, we plan to do more this year. We will supply club boats and support to get our young cadets to the following lough regattas:

  • BLYC Regatta Club Sail and BBQ at Helens Bay  Saturday 3rd June (provisional date)
  • Cockle Island Boat Club Regatta – Saturday 15th July
  • Royal North Yacht Regatta – Saturday 12th August
  • Holywood Yacht Club Regatta – Saturday 26th August
  • Donaghadee Sailing Club Regatta – Saturday 2nd September

Cadet Committee

If you would like to be on the cadet committee or help with any of the events this year please email