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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 October

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


  • 1st & 2nd October
    1st October 2016 - 2nd October 2016
    09:30 - 17:30
  • 15th & 16th October
    15th October 2016 - 16th October 2016
    09:30 - 17:30

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…)


  • Marine Radio Course Part 1 - October
    13th October 2016
    18:30 - 21:30
  • Marine Radio Course Part 2 - October
    15th October 2016
    09:00 - 12:30
  • Marine Radio Course Exam - October
    16th October 2016
    09:00 - 12:00

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. (more…)


  • BYC Annual Prize Giving
    14th October 2016
    18:00 - 23:00

Annual Prize Giving Evening at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Friday 14th October 2016 Prize Giving Ceremony at 7pm followed by Buffet Supper with complimentary glass of wine. Late Licence Live Entertainment in the Members Lounge Tickets on Sale Now  £15.00   Dress Smart/Casual (more…)


  • Evening Course - Essential Nav
    27th October 2016
    19:00 - 22:00
  • Evening Course - Essential Nav
    3rd November 2016
    19:00 - 22:00
  • Evening Course - Essential Nav
    10th November 2016
    19:00 - 22:00
  • Evening Course - Essential Nav
    17th November 2016
    19:00 - 22:00
  • Evening Course - Essential Nav
    24th November 2016
    19:00 - 22:00
  • Evening Course - Essential Nav
    1st December 2016
    19:00 - 22:00

(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

Latest Training News

RYA Honda Youth RIB Championship 2016

RYA Honda Youth RIB Championship 2016

Congratulations to Ballyholme Yacht Clubs very own Finlay McLees who came 4th in the RYA Honda Youth[...]
BYC Annual Prize Giving 2016

BYC Annual Prize Giving 2016

Annual Prize Giving Evening at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Friday 14th October 2016 Prize Giving Cerem[...]
Charity Card Nights starting Tuesday 20th September

Charity Card Nights starting Tuesday 20th September

The members Charity Card Nights will resume in the Lounge Bar from  Tuesday 20th September at 7.30 p[...]

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