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Cruising

Welcome to the new Cruising Section of Ballyholme Yacht Club.

We plan to meet up on alternative Tuesday evenings (2nd or 4th Tuesday in month or both) during October to early April.

The idea is to share ideas for cruising – locally around Northern Ireland and ROI, Scotland, UK, France or further afield. Ideally you can bring logs along, photographs, ideas for favourite anchorages or even retauraunts (or Spas along the Crinan Canal – hey, ET and Jo). People will be given 5-10 minutes or longer as required to share their experiences and hopefully everyone will have a bit of craic and learn something new from the group – whether where to go, how to navigate yourself there, seaskills, safety tips, whatever…

If technically minded you can potentially plug USB sticks or laptops into the TV to show off your photographs. Bring along charts or whatever else you think may help.

Hopefully we’ll be able to share some of it on this page as well.

Once per month we hope to attract a main speaker and possibly sponsorship from a local boating related company (in the form of a few nibbles at half-time).

Lee Stevenson from Blue Flag Boats has kindly agreed to do November’s meeting on 10th November.

Non members are welcome although are restricted to the normal restrictions of signing in and 6 visits per year. (Cruising section members should be BYC full members to participate fully throughout the year).

There is a Facebook message group alongside our usual Ballyholme YC Facebook group if you’d like to help out with the organisation.

Members Cruising Logs

Click on the images below...

to read about what we've been up to...

Scotland Cruise 2015 - Week 1

Read about David & Maggie McMullan & Clodagh (their 2-year old Springer Spaniel) on Steel Pulse

Their first week took them from Bangor on Friday 19th June to Tobermory at the start of their six week cruise around Scotland in June & July 2015.

Safety information

 

     
LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
 
 

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF

 
  The best piece of safety kit you have is you. Keep a clear head so you can react to any situation.  
More information on personal safety >
 
HAVE A PLAN
 
 

HAVE A PLAN

 
  Be prepared; think ‘what if’? Have a plan and ensure that your boat is adequately prepared.  
More information on planning >
 
KEEP IN TOUCH
 

KEEP IN TOUCH

 
  Have a suitable means of communication on board.  
More information on communications >
 
KNOW YOUR LIMITS
 

KNOW YOUR LIMITS

 
  Keep within your experience and ability. Be honest with yourself and get the necessary training to help you be safe and enjoy more.  
More information on training and courses >

 

Please fill in your details above and upload your cruising images.

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