Ballyholme Yacht Club

Ballyholme Yacht Club (BYC) 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, they regularly host many other sailing events for a range of different dinghies.

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. All three have already qualified Ireland and are training for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Ballyholme is an RYA recognised training centre and offers courses throughout the year to adults and cadets with sailing and power boat courses.

Ballyholme YC is the home of champions and new sailors alike. It is run by its members, for its members, encouraging sailing, racing, diving, training, water based activities and social events. Quoted from the Ballyholme Yacht Club website

Club Location

Seacliff Road, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
BT20 5HT

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Directions to the club can be found here

Ballyholme Yacht Club on the Web

Official Website:

Contact Information: The main contact information is here

Other web pages for Ballyholme YC:

A nice review of the 2014 F18 Worlds...

...And some great action from that event:

Some Laser sailing at BYC:

Main Dinghy Classes Sailed at Ballyholme Yacht Club

  • Laser
  • RS200
  • RS400
  • Topper

Tips for sailing at Ballyholme Y.C.

Sailing Tips




  • The club's "Where to Stay" page is here