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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 2017 will be in January, February, March, April, June and September.

We also have Safetyboat courses scheduled for 2017 in March & April.


  • RYA Safety Boat Course - March
    25th March 2017 - 26th March 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Safety Boat Course - April
    8th April 2017 - 9th April 2017
    09:30 - 18:00

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. RYA SAFETY BOAT Powerboat courses are normally held on weekends. All of our Powerboat Courses courses are based on the RYA syllabus with fully (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • DI Pre-assessment - 25th March
    25th March 2017
    09:30 - 18:30
  • DI Pre-assessment - 26th March
    26th March 2017
    09:00 - 18:30
  • Dinghy Instructor Course - April
    10th April 2017 - 14th April 2017
    09:00 - 18:30
    - Candidates who indend to sit this April DI course MUST have attended a pre-assessment course in advance. Candidates who have attended the BYC March pre-assessment course (and passed) will have a priority place on this DI training course.
  • Dinghy Instructor Course - April #2
    28th April 2017 - 30th April 2017
    09:00 - 18:00

Instructors teaching the National Sailing Scheme need to be qualified for the type of boat in which they teach, ie dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls. Prior to the course candidates must fulfill the following requirements: Minimum age 16; Valid first aid certificate – click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.  RYA Powerboat (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • 26th March 2017
    13:00 - 23:00

Come on down to Ballyholme Yacht Club on Sunday 26th March from 1pm for our Mothers Day Carvery event and enjoy two courses of fine food prepared for you by Grayson Catering for only £12.50pp. (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • Part 2 Race 8
    26th March 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 9
    2nd April 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 10
    9th April 2017
    14:30 - 16:30

Ireland’s largest open series returns this Sunday with the Ballyholme Yacht Club Icebreakler Series. Twenty-two races from Sunday 2nd October to 9th April will see some of Ireland’s top dinghy sailors compete in a variety of dinghy classes with four separate starts. Registration will be open from 13:00 with the first gun is at 14:24.. (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • Rules of Racing - Bill O'Hara
    28th March 2017
    20:00 - 23:00
  • Icebreaker Part II - Prize Giving
    2nd April 2017
    16:00 - 23:00
  • Poker Night
    4th April 2017
    20:00 - 23:00
  • Poker Night
    18th April 2017
    20:00 - 23:00
  • Rules of Racing - Bill O'Hara
    19th April 2017
    20:00 - 23:00
  • Talk by Olympian Annalise Murphy
    20th April 2017
    20:00 - 23:00
  • Talk by Olympian Matt McGovern
    21st April 2017
    20:00 - 23:00
  • BBQ and Try-Sail Day
    1st May 2017
    10:00 - 20:00

Spring social events for your calendar at Ballyholme Yacht 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 Power Boat Level 2 April 2017
    1st April 2017 - 2nd April 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 May 2017
    13th May 2017 - 14th May 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 June 2017
    3rd June 2017 - 4th June 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 September 2017
    23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017
    09:30 - 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 - 8th April
    8th April 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


  • ISA Youth Pathway National Championships 2017
    20th April 2017 - 23rd April 2017
    09:00 - 18:00

Welcome to the 2017 ISA Youth Pathway National Championships Ballyholme Yacht Club are very honoured to have been asked to host the 2017 ISA Youth Pathway National Championships incorporating the first leg of the IODAI 2017 Optimist Trials. The event will be hosted from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April 2017 and is open to all boats (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • Olympic Evening - Annalise Murphy - ISA Youth Champs
    20th April 2017
    17:30 - 19:30

Get ready for an Olympic celebration with some of the best of Irish sailing in attendance at the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships & Optimist Trials 2017 at Ballyholme Yacht Club. At 5:30 pm each evening there will be a talk and Q&A session at the Ballyholme Yacht Club with speakers who have a deep knowledge (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

Address:
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom


  • Parents Briefing
    28th April 2017
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Dolphins & Sharks Registration
    5th May 2017
    18:00 - 19:00
  • 12th May 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 19th May 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 26th May 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 2nd June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 9th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 16th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 23rd June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 30th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 7th July 2017
    17:00 - 21:00

Dolphins and Sharks returns again this May on Fridays with a Parent Information and Registration evening on Friday 28th April and sailing commencing on Friday 5th May. Cadets will be shown how to rig and get their boats ready and a brief intro to sailing for those who haven’t done it before. Dolphins (children aged 6 – (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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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.

131 Days of Dedication

What are you doing in 2017?

 

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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