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


  • 22nd July 2016 - 29th July 2016
    08:00 - 17:00

As we rapidly approach this prestigious event (22nd to 29th July), a call is going out to all of our members and friends for volunteers to help with an array of activities at the Club. Activities include: Galley      breakfasts                                          ( 7:30 to 10:00)      rescue lunches                                   (9:00 to 11:00)      post-sailing meals                               (14:00 to (more…)

Event Phone: 028 9127 1467


  • Topper Standard 5.3 Class
    23rd July 2016 - 29th July 2016
    08:00 - 23:00
  • Topper 4.2 Class
    23rd July 2016 - 29th July 2016
    08:00 - 23:00

Latest News: Entry is now available via the ITCA website.  You can now view the NOR at http://www.itcaworld.org/2016-topper-world and the Online Entry system is visible on the same page. On 31st May, we have 188 registrants from over 10 countries including China, Macau, Japan, Thailand and South Africa. View the ITCA facebook site for some of the (more…)


  • 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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  • RYA Youth Level 3-4 (Improver Training) - August
    1st August 2016 - 5th August 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
    - BYC week long youth multi-activity course.
  • RYA Youth Level 1-2 (Beginner) - August
    8th August 2016 - 12th August 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
    - Learn to sail.
  • RYA Youth Advance Module Course (Seamanship skills, day sailing and spinnakers)
    15th August 2016 - 19th August 2016
    09:00 - 17:00
    - Advanced Module Trainining including seamanship skills, day sailing and spinnakers for those who are wanting to do their AI course or who have completed their RYA Stage 3-4 training.

Learn to sail this summer with a RYA Beginner course at one of Northern Ireland’s leading RYA Training Centres.  Come and meet new friends and have great fun and build confidence on the water. Our youth courses are aimed at 8 – 15 year olds following the RYA Syllabus. Wetsuits, spray jackets and buoyancy aids are (more…)


  • BYC Cadet Race Training - Aug Week 1
    1st August 2016 - 5th August 2016
    09:30 - 17:00
  • BYC Cadet Race Training - Aug Week 2
    8th August 2016 - 12th August 2016
    09:30 - 17:00
  • BYC Cadet Race Training - Aug Week 3
    15th August 2016 - 19th August 2016
    09:30 - 17:00

BYC will be running cadet race training this August for Cadet members of BYC with their own boats in order to help them improve their racing skills with new tips & techniques. Focus will be on starts, how to optimise the use of their boat controls and refining their race tactics.   (more…)

Event Phone: 028 9127 1467


  • 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

(more…)


  • Race 1
    2nd August 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 1
    9th August 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 1
    16th August 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 1
    23rd August 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 1
    30th August 2016
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Race 1
    6th September 2016
    19:00 - 21:00

(more…)


  • Small Sailors Session
    5th August 2016
    15:30 - 17:00
  • Small Sailors Session
    12th August 2016
    15:30 - 17:00
  • Small Sailors Session
    19th August 2016
    15:30 - 17:00
  • Small Sailors Session
    26th August 2016
    15:30 - 17:00

Sailing for little ones from 4 years+ (more…)


  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - August #1
    6th August 2016 - 7th August 2016
    09:30 - 17:30
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - August #2
    13th August 2016 - 14th August 2016
    09:30 - 17:30
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - August #3
    20th August 2016 - 21st August 2016
    09:30 - 17:30

LEVEL 1 and 2: START SAILING;  LEVEL 3: IMPROVER 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…)


  • 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.

131 Days of Dedication

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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