Youth Dinghy

Youth Sailing

Free Sailing Course if you host a student – please contact Judi Boyle of Northern Island

n.b. those saying BYC Cadets are for BYC Cadet Members only. Please feel free to join 

RYA NI Training

Many of our young sailors progress enough to get them on the RYANI Pathway. This is a great goal to have for those who are more competitive. More details about this can be found on the RYANI website  or by contacting Richard Honeyford (RYA NI Performance Manager) on 077 9546 6624 or 028 9038 3812 or richard.honeyford@rya.org.uk  

YOUTH COURSES and TRAINING  – What to bring: n.b. we have wetsuits, spray jackets and buoyancy aids

  • warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body and some spares for after lunch and more spares for the end of the day (surprising how much cooler it is on the sea even on a good day)
  • a hat / cap
  • gloves (3mm neoprene ones are a good idea) – not necessary for summer sailing
  • neoprene booties (with hot socks if you have them) or in summer old trainers you don’t mind getting wet are fine
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • plastic bin bag for wet clothes (plastic bags on the feet are useful for getting wetsuits on too!)
  • long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat
  • minimal jewellery
  • A bottle for water to stop dehydration
  • MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)
  • Lunch money on Monday (£4 per lunch) or a pack lunch & snacks
  • n.b. everyone needs a pack lunch for picnic day on Thursdays!

Knots for Young Sailors How to tie a Sheet Bend How to tie a Clove Hitch How to tie a Bowline How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches How to tie a Rolling Hitch (Stephen Magee’s Favourite!)

Upcoming Events

  • CH Marine Laser Ulster Championships 2018
    28th April 2018 08:00 - 29th April 2018 17:00

    The CH Marine Laser Ulster Championships will be held on 28th and 29th of April 2018 at Ballyholme Yacht Club. Entry There is a new…

  • 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 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…