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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


  • Part 1 Race 11
    11th December 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 1 Race 12
    18th December 2016
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 1
    5th February 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 2
    12th February 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 3
    19th February 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 4
    26th February 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 5
    5th March 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 6
    12th March 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Part 2 Race 7
    19th March 2017
    14:30 - 16:30
  • 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…)


  • Woolly Bear Bay Fin Swim
    26th December 2016
    10:00 - 14:00

Come join the BYC DIve Team for a fun fin swim around the bay !! Burn some turkey and mince pies off so you can consume more !!!!! Fin swim will be done over a set course around the bay and back to the yacht club slip way ! If you have more energy to (more…)


  • 26th December 2016
    12:00 - 17:00

Two races – first start 12:00. Entry forms, SI and NOR in foyer. Entry forms must be completed by non-Icebreaker sailors. Icebreaker sailors need to just fill in the sign-out sheet. £5 entry fee with all proceeds going to RNLI (more…)


  • 14th January 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 21st January 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 28th January 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 4th February 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 11th February 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 18th February 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 25th February 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 4th March 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 11th March 2017
    13:00 - 16:00
  • 18th March 2017
    13:00 - 16:00

Topper Performance Training will commence at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Saturday 14th January 2017 at 1300 hrs – 1600 hrs running for 10 weeks. This course will look at the theory of performance sailing and applying it in a practical series of on water exercises, which will build confidence and sailing techniques. Our coaching team (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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What are you doing in July 2016?

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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