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New Year Honour for Bill O’Hara

New Year Honour for Bill O’Hara

After a challenging year, Ballyholme Yacht Club is looking forward to better times in 2021 and no better way to start than with the news that our own Bill O’Hara has been made an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Bill began his sailing career like so many at Ballyholme in a Cadet dinghy…

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Christmas Fundraiser for Store House North Down

Christmas Fundraiser for Store House North Down

This time of year can be a struggle for many families and  particularly this year. So to replace the usual Christmas Eve Ballot the club has provided a number of prizes for a free prize draw, including bar and training vouchers, Rooster sailing kit (Courtesy of Brian Spence Sailing) and BSUPA Ready to Ride Courses. We have…

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Booking System for Week Commencing Monday 26th October

Booking System for Week Commencing Monday 26th October

Please see links below for booking system this week. Please read and adhere to the guidelines on the booking pages.           Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th October Thursday 29th & Friday 30th October Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November CADET SAILING SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER CADET LASER SAILING SUNDAY…

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‘Active Period’ Restrictions

‘Active Period’ Restrictions

Following the publication of the latest RYA NI COVID guidelines, an extraordinary meeting of the Sailing Committee took place on Wednesday evening. In order to comply with those guidelines and observe the RYA mantra of being considerate and conservative, and being mindful of those club members (and partners) who are at the frontline in providing…

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ICEBREAKER CANCELLED TOMORROW

ICEBREAKER CANCELLED TOMORROW

Unfortunately as a result of the  Regulations published late last night we have no alternative but to cancel racing tomorrow, Sunday 18th. RYA NI are meeting with the Minister for Communities and SportNI next week to discuss this turnaround in restrictions and we will keep members updated. In the meantime the boat parks and slipways…

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UPDATE ON ICEBREAKER & JUNIOR ICEBREAKER

UPDATE ON ICEBREAKER & JUNIOR ICEBREAKER

Icebreaker Series & Junior Icebreaker Following careful consideration and subject to no further restrictions, BYC plans to continue with the Icebreaker Series. Please click here to see RYA (NI) re. latest guidance. Sailing will only continue as long as guidelines and law is adhered to. We cannot stress enough the importance of social distancing and…

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Autumn/Winter Sea Swim Saturday 3rd October 2020

Autumn/Winter Sea Swim Saturday 3rd October 2020

Autumn/Winter Sea Swim Following on from our very successful Monday night swims our Swim team will be organising weekend swims over the coming months. These will not be every week and very much weather and conditions dependent. To get this started they have arranged the first swim next Saturday @ 4.00PM The event is for…

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