Come and learn to drive a Powerboat.

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

 

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 for more information

Our next Powerboat Level 2 course is in August 2015


  • 27th July 2015 - 31st July 2015
    09:30 - 16:30

Event Phone: 07546198939


RYA STAGE 1 TO 2 (Beginner)

All of our Youth 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.

We are very fortunate to have the use of Ballyholme Bay where we hold most of our training courses. With a sandy beach and shelter on three sides, we get relatively flat water in most wind conditions – which is perfect for beginners. We often venture further for one day at the end of each week to Crawfordsburn or Groomsport depending on weather conditions.



YOUTH COURSES and TRAINING  – What to bring: Please not […]


  • BYC Cadet Summer Race Training
    27th July 2015 - 31st July 2015
    09:30 - 16:30
  • BYC Cadet Summer Race Training
    3rd August 2015 - 7th August 2015
    09:30 - 16:30
  • BYC Cadet Summer Race Training
    10th August 2015 - 14th August 2015
    09:30 - 16:30
  • BYC Cadet Summer Race Training
    17th August 2015 - 21st August 2015
    09:30 - 16:30
  • BYC Cadet Summer Race Training
    24th August 2015 - 28th August 2015
    09:30 - 16:30

Event Phone: 07546198939




  Summer Race training is aimed at BYC Cadets with thei […]


  • 30th July 2015
    19:00 - 21:30
  • 6th August 2015
    19:00 - 21:30
  • 13th August 2015
    19:00 - 21:30
  • 20th August 2015
    19:00 - 21:30
  • 27th August 2015
    19:00 - 21:30
  • 3rd September 2015
    19:00 - 21:30



Results  


  • 1st August 2015
    11:00 - 12:30



Meet at Ballyholme Yacht Club at 9.30am on Saturday 1st […]


  • 1st August 2015
    12:00 - 14:00

SPONSORS

Saturday 1st August sees the first SUP board race seen in Belfast Lough with a 5km race held around the dinghy marks within the shelter of Ballyholme Bay.

The race starts at 1230 following a Demo/ Try Paddling from 1100 and the BYC Cadet Corinthian Cup.

There will be a briefing at 1200 and the format will be 3-4 laps of a windward-leeward course. The start and finish lines will be the usual BYC dinghy start and finish lines, and the course will incorporate one of the 3 Black dinghy marks (North East, South East, or North West) depending on the wind-direction. Target race time for the leader will be approx 45 minutes (approx 5km). Start signal will be the Olympic Sailing start sequence 5,4,1,0 using Class Flag T and Prep Flag P. The Sailing Instructions are a combination of UK SUP paddle rules and the RRS. Please download and read prior to racing.

The race should be finished before any of the yachts or dinghies sailing in the afternoon race come into the bay. There will be rescue cover during the race and the demo.

There will be a prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. The prize giving will be at approx 1730 alongside the main Regatta prize giving. Paddlers are invited to join in the afternoon Regatta High Tea and the following BBQ at 18:00. There will be bouncy castles and face painting for kids and live music all afternoon so bring the family.

There is no charge for this race. You do not have to enter prior to the race. Simply sign out before going afloat.

Please purchase BBQ tickets (£10 adult, £5 child) from the BYC Office or online at http://ballyholme.com/events/byc-regatta/




  • 2nd August 2015
    14:30 - 17:30
  • 9th August 2015
    14:30 - 17:30
  • 16th August 2015
    14:30 - 17:30
  • 23rd August 2015
    00:25 - 17:30
  • 30th August 2015
    00:25 - 17:30


RESULTS

Results



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 alice@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.

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.

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