Events

June

Sun 15th- BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 8
Tue 17th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 9
Sat 21st - RUYC REGATTA
Sun 22nd - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 9
Tue 24th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 10
Sat 28th - CIBC REGATTA
Sun 29th - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 10

July

Mon 30th - Thurs 3rd RYA Youth Stage 1-2 Course
Tue 1st - BYC Late Points Tuesday Series Race 1
Fri 4th - Fri 11th Try Sail and Small Sailor sessions
Fri 4th - F18 Worlds Registration & Measurement
Sun 6th - F18 Worlds Practice Race & Opening Ceremony
Mon 7th - Fri 11th - F18 World Championship
Fri 11th - F18 World Prize Giving
Sat 12th - Copeland Island Picnic
Sun 13th - BYC Late Points Sunday Series Race 1
Mon 14th - Fri 18th RYA Youth Stage 2-3
Mon 14th - Fri 18th - RYA Youth Start Racing
Tue 15th - BYC Late Points Tuesday Series Race 2
Sun 20th - BYC Late Points Sunday Series Race 2
Mon 21st - Fri 25th - RYA Youth Stage 3-4
Tue 22nd - BYC Late Points Tuesday Series Race 3
Sat 26th - 27th Adult Beginner Course
Sat 26th - CARRICKFERGUS SC REGATTA
Sun 27th - BYC Late Points Sunday Series Race 3
Mon 28th - Fri 1st RYA Youth Stage 1-2 (& Kayaking)
Tue 29th - BYC Late Points Tuesday Series Race 4

F18 Worlds 2014

Welcome to Ballyholme Yacht Club

Ballyholme Yacht Club is located on Ballyholme Bay within the town of Bangor, and at the entrance to Belfast Lough.

The location is superb with a sheltered bay allowing safe sailing and racing for the numerous dinghies and “big boats” within the club.

As well as regular Sunday racing for dinghies all year and Tuesday evening racing during the summer season, we regularly host many other sailing events including Ballyholme Regatta, Sea Bangor, and Regional, National and International events for Optimist, Topper, Laser, RS200/400, Multi-hull dinghies and others. This summer we have hosted the WPFG 2013, the RS Northerns, Irish Laser Masters  and the RYANI Volvo NI Youth Championships. Next year we look forward to welcoming over 240 competitors from around the globe for the World F18 Catamaran Championships. Our racing pedigree has provided sailors and officials to the last 5 Olympic Regattas as well as the last Volvo Round the World Race and many international events.

Ballyholme YC is very proud to boast 3 members who have competed at the London 2012 Olympics – Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern in the 49er, and James Espey in the Laser dinghy. We are also proud to have a world champion amongst us – Liam Glynn was crowned Topper World Champion in Brittany last summer. This year Liam won Irish Youth Sailor of the year (joint award). We also have many members on RYANI and ISA youth squads looking forward to 2016 and beyond.

Ballyholme is an RYA recognised training centre and offers courses throughout the year to adults and cadets (age 3 and upwards) with sailing and power boat courses, including Race Officer, mark laying and many others. We also have a very buoyant cadet membership which last year had Wednesday evening “try sailing” sessions under “Dolphins and Sharks” during May and June, as well as numerous other family events such as the Corinthian Cup and Pirates Raid throughout the summer. BYC is also home to the North Down BSAC, our very active diving section, who provide training and diving throughout the year with facilities that are “second to none”.

Ballyholme Yacht Club is very excited about the F18 World Championship coming here this summer!

LEARN TO SAIL

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RYA YOUTH COURSES

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RYA ADULT COURSES

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RYA LEVEL 2/ SAFETYBOAT COURSES

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INSTRUCTOR COURSES

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OFFERS

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RYA FIRST AID AND OTHER SPECIALIST COURSES

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RACE MANAGEMENT COURSES

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