Come and learn to drive a Powerboat.

Why not volunteer to join in our Rescue Team and get more practice?

Powerboat Training

BYC Rescue Team

 

Learn to powerboat with Ballyholme Yacht Club

and our RYA Powerboat courses for 12 – 80 year olds.

 

View all of the courses on the calendar below –

click on the event to enrol or to find out more information

Our next Powerboat Level 2 courses scheduled for 2016 will be in February, April, June & August

We also have Safetyboat courses scheduled for 2016 in February & July


  • RYA Adult Level 1 - July
    2nd July 2016 - 3rd July 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
  • RYA Adult Level 2 - July
    9th July 2016 - 10th July 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
  • EVENING CLASS - RYA Adult Level 1
    30th May 2016
    18:30 - 21:30
  • EVENING CLASS - RYA Adult Level 1
    6th June 2016
    18:30 - 21:30
  • EVENING CLASS - RYA Adult Level 1
    13th June 2016
    18:30 - 21:30
  • EVENING CLASS - RYA Adult Level 1
    20th June 2016
    18:30 - 21:30
  • EVENING CLASS - RYA Adult Level 1
    27th June 2016
    18:30 - 21:30

LEVEL 1 and 2: START SAILING The Start Sailing Courses introduce you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet, then Dinghies are for you.   (more…)

Event Phone: 028 9127 1467


  • Week 1
    30th May 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 2
    6th June 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 3
    13th June 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 4
    20th June 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 5
    27th June 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 6
    4th July 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 7
    11th July 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 8
    18th July 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 10
    1st August 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 11
    8th August 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 12
    15th August 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 13
    22nd August 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 14
    29th August 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 15
    5th September 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 16
    12th September 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 17
    19th September 2016
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 18
    26th September 2016
    18:30 - 20:00

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  • Race 6
    31st May 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 7
    7th June 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 8
    14th June 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 9
    21st June 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 10
    28th June 2016
    19:00 - 21:00

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  • 1st June 2016
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 8th June 2016
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 15th June 2016
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 22nd June 2016
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 29th June 2016
    17:00 - 21:00

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  • 4th & 5th June
    4th June 2016 - 5th June 2016
    09:00 - 18:00
  • 27th & 28th August
    27th August 2016 - 28th August 2016
    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. (more…)


  • RYA Keelboat Level 1 - JUNE 2016
    4th June 2016 - 5th June 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
  • RYA Keelboat Level 2 - JUNE 2016
    25th June 2016 - 26th June 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
  • RYA Enhanced Keelboat - JUNE 2016
    25th June 2016 - 26th June 2016
    09:00 - 17:00

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  • 4th June 2016
    09:00 - 17:00

Belfast Lough Clubs are coming together this summer to offer a series of “Regatta Club family day’s ” for young sailors to build up confidence sailing in their dinghies to regattas and competing in fun races rather than the main regatta race. Friends and family are also invited and we would encourage keel-boats to join (more…)


  • Race 7
    5th June 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 8
    12th June 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 9
    19th June 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 10
    26th June 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 11
    3rd July 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 12
    10th July 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 13
    17th July 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 14
    31st July 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 15
    7th August 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 16
    14th August 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 17
    21st August 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 18
    28th August 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Race 19
    4th September 2016
    14:30 - 16:30

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  • WOW Programme 7th - 28th June
    7th June 2016
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW Programme 5th July - 2nd August
    5th July 2016
    18:30 - 21:00
    - (Excluding Tuesday 26th July)
  • WOW Programme 9th - 30th August
    9th August 2016
    18:30 - 21:00

Women only sailing programme designed around novice sailors. Tuesday evening course running over 4 weeks. (more…)

Powerboat courses are normally held on weekends or occasionally as a series of evening sessions.

All of our Powerboat Courses courses are based on the RYA syllabus with fully trained RYA Instructors in our fleet of Fun-yaks and Ribs up to 6.5m.

Please note that there are only 3 spaces per instructor and so spaces are very limited. The BYC office will respond as soon as possible to let you know whether there is space on the course. Please email office@ballyholme.com if the course you wish to do is full up.

Please let us know if you would like to join the BYC Rescue Team. We are always looking for Volunteers to do rescue either for our Club Racing, Social Sailing, Events and the Icebreaker during the winter.

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RYA Honda Youth Championship – 2016 Press Release

RYA Honda Youth Championship – 2016 Heats @ BYC Sat 7th May

Please click on the links below for more information from the RYA Website

INTRODUCTION TO POWERBOATING

RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2

RYA SAFETYBOAT COURSE

RYA DIRECT ASSESSMENT

What to bring:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Your RYA “Start Powerboating” Book
  • Oilskins or wetsuits…n.b. in rough weather you can get waves coming over your head!
  • Your own lifejacket or buoyancy aid from BYC
  • A passport sized photograph of yourself
  • Pack lunch and a hot drink

PRE-COURSE STUDY

You can be sent your RYA Start Powerboating Book to do some pre-course study. Please contact alice@ballyholme.com if you have a course coming up but haven’t received this yet.

Also watch these videos below:

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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