Commodore’s Welcome

Welcome to the Ballyronan Boat Club website. I hope you find this an informative and interesting resource.

Lough Neagh is a stunning resource, great for water-based recreation, and is therefore the ideal location for our Club which is based on Ballyronan Marina. The Lough provides wonderful scope for boating in its many forms, particularly for sailing, and the Marina is conveniently situated at its north west corner in the village of Ballyronan. The lively Marina is owned and run by the Mid Ulster District Council and is an excellent point of access, providing sheltered launching and mooring, with the open waters of the Lough immediately available. As I write, work to upgrade the site further is nearing completion.

The Club caters for all from beginners to experienced sailors, from children to seniors, with a program of training courses, club sailing, racing, and outings to other parts of the Lough, and most importantly, developing confidence and a safe approach to this healthy outdoor activity.

It is great to see people enjoying the camaraderie and using the Club facilities to get out on the water, and to see the influx of enthusiastic new members, particularly after lockdown restrictions.

If you are interested in joining the Club or require further information, feel free to contact us , or just come along on a Saturday (10am – 4pm) or a Wednesday evening (6.30-9.30pm) and make yourself known. New members are always welcome.


John McRobert
Commodore, 2021/22
Ballyronan Boat Club

BBC visit to Antrim Boat Club


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Old BBC website

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A Club member took me on a sailing taster session on a rather bleak day back in Autumn 2019, my first time on a sailing boat but I caught the bug immediately! Since then I have completed several courses through the Club and have grown in confidence on the water. The Club provides a supportive environment to learn; members are always on hand to answer questions and give helpful advice. The Club’s blend of training, racing and day trips means people of all skill levels and ages can get involved. If you’re tempted to try it out, do! It’s great fun and a brilliant way to blow away any cobwebs at the end of the week.

Keith

The RSA level 2 course was amazing. I had so much fun and made many new friends. All the instructors were so friendly; at all times I felt safe and gained sailing experience using 3 different sized boats. I would recommend this course for beginners or those contemplating buying their first sail boat.

Sean (Glengormley)