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Small Sailor Sessions

Small Sailor Sessions are not yet available for 2017…

Anyone 3-7 years old can do Small Sailor Sessions. This year we plan on doing Small Sailors Sessions on selected Fridays in July & August at 3:30pm each day.  Unfortunately BYC has not received any sponsorship this year to cover the cost for club members so there will now be a £70 charge for members or £100 if you are a non-member. 

Wetsuits, spray jackets and buoyancy aids are provided by BYC should you need them. Some children prefer to have thermal underwear with one of the smaller wetsuits on top. This certainly makes changing easier and so does using plastic bags on the feet to get wetsuits on!

Select the desired month from the calendar below:


  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    29th May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    5th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    12th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    19th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - May (Evening Class)
    26th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Weekend Course)
    1st July 2017 - 2nd July 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    3rd July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    10th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    17th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    24th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    31st July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    7th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    14th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Start Sailing Level 1 - July (Evening Class)
    21st August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

Stage 1 and 2: START SAILING;  Stage 3: IMPROVER The Start Sailing Courses introduce you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet and enjoy learning a new skill, then Dinghies are for you. For further information CLICK HERE  Scroll down to choose your course… (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 2
    29th May 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 3
    5th June 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 4
    12th June 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 5
    19th June 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 6
    26th June 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 7
    3rd July 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 8
    10th July 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 10
    17th July 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 11
    24th July 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 12
    31st July 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 13
    7th August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 14
    14th August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Week 15
    21st August 2017
    18:30 - 20:00
  • 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


  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    31st May 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    7th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    14th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - May (Evening Class)
    21st June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    5th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    12th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - 15th & 16th July (Weekend Course)
    15th July 2017 - 16th July 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    19th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    26th July 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    2nd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    9th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    16th August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • RYA Adult Improver Level 3 - July (Evening Class)
    23rd August 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

STAGE 3: IMPROVER The Start Sailing Courses introduce you to the basics of sailing. If you’re a fan of getting wet and enjoy learning a new skill, then Dinghies are for you. For further information CLICK HERE  Scroll down to choose your course… (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 2nd June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 9th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 16th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 23rd June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 30th June 2017
    17:00 - 21:00
  • 7th July 2017
    17:00 - 21:00

Dolphins and Sharks returns again this May on Fridays with a Parent Information and Registration evening on Friday 28th April and sailing commencing on Friday 5th May. Cadets will be shown how to rig and get their boats ready and a brief intro to sailing for those who haven’t done it before. Dolphins and Sharks is a (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 2nd June 2017
    17:30 - 22:30
  • 9th June 2017
    17:30 - 22:30
  • 16th June 2017
    17:30 - 22:30
  • 23rd June 2017
    17:30 - 22:30
  • 30th June 2017
    17:30 - 22:30

IN ASSOCIATION WITH GRAYSON CATERING Every Friday in the Members’ Lounge this May & June 2017 from 17:30 Pop in for an informal bit to eat with family & friends BOOKING NOT NECESSARY UNLESS OVER 6 COVERS TEL: 07912067429 (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 June 2017
    3rd June 2017 - 4th June 2017
    09:30 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 September 2017
    16th September 2017 - 17th September 2017
    14:40 - 18:00
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 July 2017
    15th July 2017 - 16th July 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


  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    6th June 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • WOW 2 - June 2017
    13th June 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
    1st August 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-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


  • 17th June 2017
    09:30 - 18:30

On 17th June 2017 Ballyholme Dive team and guests will don their scuba gear to complete a full 26 mile marathon in relay six metres below the ocean surface. The course known as “the grid”, has been laid by rope and pegged to the sea bed starting from Ballyholme yacht club slipway. Includes a competitor (more…)

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 028 91 271467

Venue Website:

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


  • 3rd - 7th July RYA Youth Stage 1-2
    3rd July 2017 - 7th July 2017
    09:30 - 17:30
  • 31st July - 4th August RYA Youth Stage 1-2
    31st July 2017 - 4th August 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

A RYA Youth Beginner course leads them to a RYA Stage 1 or 2 qualification if successful and allows students to move onto the Stage 3-4 Improver course. Courses are recommended for all children aged 8 to 16 Members get a discounted rate over visitors. The Visitor’s ticket also includes free Cadet membership for the rest of (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 - July
    8th July 2017 - 9th July 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


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Please bring the following:

  • warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body
  • a hat / cap
  • gloves (cycling gloves are good if you don’t have sailing ones)
  • trainers that you don’t mind getting wet (not wellington boots)
  • lots of warm socks or neoprene booties
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • plastic bags for wet clothes (also useful for getting wetsuits on)
  • long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat / cap minimal jewellery
  • A bottle for water to stop dehydration
  • MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)  – please tell the instructor on the day too!

Should you wish to buy your own kit, please call me for details of chandleries and places where BYC members can get discount.

You will need to arrive at BYC at 5pm (nb. The instructors may well be out on another session prior to this). Please wait in the foyer until your instructor meets you. Once you know where things are you’re welcome to get your small sailor kitted out. We estimate a launch at 5.15pm and should be back in for 6pm. At this stage you will need to meet your small sailor at the slip way and help them change.

If you are keen on membership, social membership or family membership please call Helen or Sandra in the main office on 02891271467 and check out membership options on the website.

Look forward to seeing you. Please mail or call if you have questions. Keep an eye on the website too for Cadet sailing and Social events.

Also, for 5+ year olds, you can register for Dolphins and Sharks. This is a program run by parent volunteers and ideally if you want your child to be involved you’d need an adult with them who can sail. This is free for members.  For the 3-4 year olds, you can still register and come down for the cadet meals on the Wednesday and Friday evenings.

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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