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

  • 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.

  • Danskebank Private Banking Icebreaker Series 2017-18
    1st October 2017 14:30 - 8th April 2018 16:30

    Sponsored by Ireland's largest open series returns this winter with the Ballyholme Yacht Club Danskebank Private Banking Icebreaker Series. Twenty-one races from Sunday 1st October…

  • Dolphins & Sharks Easter Scheme
    4th April 2018 09:30 - 6th April 2018 16:30

    Once you've enjoyed the chocolate overload, why not come along and enjoy some time on the water.  This year, we are offering a 3 day…

  • Cadet Parents Social Evening - wine tasting with Tom Bell
    7th April 2018 19:00

    We would like to invite all the Cadet Parents to a wine tasting evening on Saturday, April 7th, at BYC. This is an opportunity to…

  • Women on Water 2018
    1st May 2018 18:30 - 10th July 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…

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

    Adult beginners' courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to expert in a controlled, safe…

  • 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 L2
    12th May 2018 09:30 - 10th June 2018 16:30

    Adult beginners' courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe…

  • Family 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 Start Racing
    26th May 2018 09:30 - 19th August 2018 16:30

    Learn to race Racing is an exciting and sociable way to develop your sailing. From beginners, through to club racers and preparing for higher level…