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RYA Marine Radio (SRC) Course

Upcoming courses

Course costs £65 & £60* cheque made to RYA for licence *

The additional payment of £60  (payable to the RYA by cheque, debit or credit card) and a passport photo will be required on the day of the course for those wishing to sit the exam and on passing, be issued the VHF/SRC Operators Licence.

Our next course will be in May 2017. (Choose the appropriate month from 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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The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call. All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment. This can be done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required, you can enter for direct examination. Course topics include:

  • the basics of radio operation
  • the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

The course will be taught using radio simulators and will be examined by a short written test. What you need to bring:

  • notebook & pen
  • Passport photo and cheque to the RYA for £60 if you want to do the exam to get your licence

To apply: Please contact office@ballyholme.com

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