Many of the things that happen daily at BYC are run by members who volunteer their services.

Sailing events – Club racing and Open racing events – are totally run by volunteers as are Social events, Cadet events, Diving events etc…

The Club is run by 3 main committees – the Executive, the Sailing and the Social Committees which consist of volunteer members and meet monthly throughout the year. There are other sub-committees that also require volunteer members – Training, Cadet, Social, Diving.

For Sailing, we have a Duty Roster for those helping with Club Points racing – both on the Battery and on Rescue. For other sailing events, there is normally an “Event Organiser” who will ask amongst the membership for volunteers for each event. For the F18 World Championship in 2014, we had over 160 Volunteers including some non-members through Volunteer Now.

There are many other duties required around the Clubhouse and Grounds that fall under the eye of the Shore Committee. Social events often fall under the responsibility of the Captain.

When you join, you will normally be asked what type of volunteering you would like to do. We expect all memebrs to help in some way, however big or small. If you have any particular skills that may help the Sailing or Shore Committees or would like to get involved in any particular aspect of the Club, please let the relevant Rear Commodore’s know and they will be very happy to enrol you on whatever task is currently required.

Alternatively, please email admin@ballyholme.com with your details.





Upcoming Events

  • Open Water (Sea) Swimming 2018
    7th May 2018 18:30 - 3rd September 2018 20:00

    Ballyholme Seals Ballyholme Yacht Club will be hosting Open Water Swimming again this summer in association with members of the Eddie Skelly Memorial Swim and…

  • Women on Water 2018
    1st May 2018 18:30 - 14th August 2018 21:30

    New to sailing?  Female?  Then this course is for you. WOW is designed specifically for novice sailors. It starts at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and finishes…

  • Dolphins & Sharks - pre-registration
    4th May 2018 18:00 - 15th June 2018 20:00

    Dolphins & Sharks 2018 This year, it all kicks off on Friday, April 13th.  All interested parents should come along at 7pm to learn more…

  • Friday Night (Adult) Sailing
    4th May 2018 18:30 - 29th June 2018 20:30

    Friday Night (Adult) Sailing returns this summer running for May and June to start with. The first evening will be Friday 4th May starting at…

  • RYA Adult Level 1
    5th May 2018 09:30 - 15th July 2018 16:30

    Adult beginner sailing courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day sailing courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to expert in…

  • RYA Safety Boat 2018
    17th March 2018 09:30 - 12th August 2018 17:00

    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 Adult Level 2 June
    9th June 2018 09:30 - 10th June 2018 16:30

    RYA Adult Improver's Sailing Course A two-day course enabling you to progress quickly from your beginner Level 1 course and setting out the foundations of…

  • Family Sailing Course - Level 1
    19th May 2018 09:30 - 12th August 2018 16:30

    This weekend course is the perfect opportunity for the family to learn a new skill together. It aims to teach and develop the basic sailing…

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 2018
    3rd February 2018 09:30 - 25th November 2018 17:00

    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.

  • RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 1 & 2 - July 2nd - 6th
    2nd July 2018 09:30 - 6th July 2018 16:30

    This course provide an introduction to sailing for anyone aged 8 yrs upwards. No prior knowledge is necessary for Stage 1.  You will learn to…