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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.


  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 January 2017
    28th January 2017 - 29th January 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 February 2017
    11th February 2017 - 12th February 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 March 2017
    11th March 2017 - 12th March 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • 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


  • 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…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 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

Laser Performance Training will commence on Saturday 14th January 2017 at 1300 hrs – 1600 hrs for 8-10 weeks. This course is open to all Laser fleet. Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial class are particularly welcome. This instruction will look at the theory of performance sailing and applying it in a practical series of on (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • Scotland v Ireland
    4th February 2017
    14:25 - 18:00
  • Ireland v Italy
    11th February 2017
    14:25 - 18:00
  • Ireland v France
    25th February 2017
    16:50 - 22:00
  • Ireland v Wales
    10th March 2017
    20:05 - 23:00
  • Ireland v England
    18th March 2017
    17:00 - 23:00

The RBS 6 Nations Championship will be televised on BBC TV and shown on the big screens in the club lounge bar. Come and support the boys in green! Snacks will be served at half time. (more…)


  • 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…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 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 - 18:00
    - 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.

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


  • 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


  • 1st May 2017
    09:30 - 18:30
  • 28th May 2017
    09:30 - 18:00

In 2016 Ballyholme Yacht Club allowed nearly 100 people to try sailing for a day. Come and give it a go yourself on May Bank Holiday and the 28th May 2017… (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    2nd May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    9th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    16th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    23rd May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 1 - May 2017
    30th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    20th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    27th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    4th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    11th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    18th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 3 - July 2017
    25th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    8th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    15th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 4 - August 2017
    22nd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

Women only sailing programme designed around novice sailors. Tuesday evening course running over a number of weeks. Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm 2nd-30th May 20th & 27th June 4th – 25th July 8th – 22nd August  £40 per sesson 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

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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