Events

April

Mon 21st Dinghy Instructor Course
Mon-Fri Easter Sailing Course
Tue 22nd - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 1
Sat 25 - Sun 26th Double-handed coaching and Aero Demo Day
Sat 26th - RUYC Open Day
Sun 27th - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 1
Mon 28th - Laser Coaching
Tue 29th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 2

May

Sat 3rd - Topper Coaching
Sun 4th - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 2
Mon 5th - Friends and Family Trysail & BBQ
Tue 6th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 3
Wed 7th - Dolphins & Sharks
Fri 9th - Social Sailing
Sat 10th - Topper Coaching
Sun 10th - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 3
Tue 13th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 4
Wed 14th - Dolphins & Sharks
Fri 16th - Social Sailing
Sat 17th - Topper Coaching
Sat 16-17th Fireball Ulster Championship
Sun 17th - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 4
Mon 19th - Laser Coaching
Tue 20th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 5
Wed 21st - Dolphins & Sharks
Fri 23rd - Social Sailing
Sat 24th - Topper Coaching
Sat 24-25th RS Sprints
Sun 25th - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 5
Mon 26th - Laser Coaching
Tue 27th - BYC Early Points Tuesday Series Race 6
Wed 28th - Dolphins & Sharks
Fri 30th - Social Sailing
Sat 31st - Topper Coaching

June

Sun 1st - BYC Early Points Sunday Series Race 6

F18 Worlds 2014

Welcome to Ballyholme Yacht Club

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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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LEARN TO POWERBOAT

RYA LEVEL 2/ SAFETYBOAT COURSES

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CADETS

DOLPHINS & SHARKS

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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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