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

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


  • August Multi-Activity Week
    21st August 2017 - 25th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

This is a multi-activity sailing week suitable for all students aged 8 to 17 years old with sailing experience ranging from stage 1 through to 4. As well as sailing, it also includes kayaking and other water activities. More experienced sailors will also get the chance to sail in an array of different boats in (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • RYA Adult Improver - July/Aug (Evening Class)
    23rd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

LEVEL 3: RYA IMPROVER The RYA sailing scheme is a series of two-day or evening courses for adults wanting to learn in dinghies, small keelboats and multihulls. It has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport appeals to you. Our courses are held in Laser Bahia’s and Laser Pico’s. There may (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • D&S July/August Friday Nights
    25th August 2017
    17:30 - 20:30

This summer Dolphins & Sharks is being extended alongside Social Sailing during July and August. We also aim to have some instructors available each evening to help those without a regular helm if the parent is not a sailor, and to give some instruction to those who want to sail alone in a Pico, SailQube (more…)


  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 August2017 #2
    26th August 2017 - 27th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 September 2017
    16th September 2017 - 17th September 2017
    14:40 - 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

Event Phone: 028 9127 1467


  • Week 16
    28th August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 17
    4th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 18
    11th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:00

Ballyholme Yacht Club will be hosting Open Water Swimming again this summer in association with members from Bangor Swimming Club and Peninsula Triathlon Club. This is Northern Ireland’s only organised insured practice sea swims. We cater for all abilities, however you must be aged 16+ or have written permission from your parents/guardians. Swimming is from Ballyholme (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 1st September 2017
    08:00 - 08:05

Use this section to book a hot lunch for your child when attending a weekday course at BYC. 4 days of hot lunch (main & desert) are provided at a cost of £20 per person.  You will need to provide a packed lunch for one day (normally a Thursday) when the children will sail to (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • BYC Cadet Club
    1st September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • BYC Cadet Club
    8th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • BYC Cadet Club
    15th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • Cadet Pirate Day
    16th September 2017
    10:00 - 16:30
  • BYC Cadet Club
    22nd September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • BYC Cadet Club
    29th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30

BYC CADET CLUB FRIDAY 1ST 8TH, 15TH, 22ND 29TH September CADET PIRATE DAY SATURDAY 16TH September (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • WOW 5 - September 2017
    5th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • WOW 5 - September 2017
    12th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • WOW 5 - September 2017
    19th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30
  • WOW 5 - September 2017
    26th September 2017
    18:00 - 20:30

Women only sailing programme designed around novice sailors. Tuesday evening course running over a number of weeks. Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm 2nd-23rd May 6th & 27th June 4th – 25th July 1st – 22nd August  £40 per session (4 evenings per session) No experience required. Boats and equipment provided by the club. (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • Yoga
    6th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:30
  • Yoga
    13th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:30
  • Yoga
    20th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:30
  • Yoga
    27th September 2017
    18:30 - 20:30
  • Lufra Cup
    9th September 2017
    09:30 - 22:30
  • OPEN WATER SEASWIM BIG BAY SPLASH, AQUATHON & BBQ
    10th September 2017
    09:30 - 22:30
  • BYC SUNDAY BRUNCH CLUB
    24th September 2017
    13:00 - 18:00

(more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 9th September 2017
    19:00 - 23:55

Ballyholme Yacht Club are hosting The Last Night Of The Proms Saturday 9th September 2017 at 7pm For only £10.00 we will include all entertainment with big screen and surround sound, together with a cheese/charcuterie board with a glass of port. Dress: Lounge Suits/Cocktail Frocks   (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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