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Ballyronan Boat Club are now a fully accredited RYA training center. Providing training for Sailing, Wind Surfing, PWC and Power Boats.


Portrush Summer series winning boat is made up with three Ballyronan Boat Club members. For more information please click here.

Points of sailing

Some of the Ballyronan Boat Members which help to achive the RYA training Centre Status on

Saturday 28th November 09
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FEB 2014

Ballyronan Boat Club on-line shop will soon be available selling Kukri branded gear.


Ballyronan Boat Club Crew wins major Offshore Yacht Race



Friday, June12 the 2009 was launch date of the first Long Offshore Ocean Race from Donegal to Scotland and back, organised by Moville Boat Club. The fleet of eight racing yachts set sail

off Greencastle in Donegal on Friday night at 1900 hours. The course was challenging with a number of notorious tidal areas to cross on a route that took the boats out past Portrush through Rathlin Sound, across the North Channel to the Mull of Kintyre and into Sanda Sound off Scotland before turning for home at the Macosh Rocks buoy that was used as a racing turn mark.

Ballyronan Boat Club winning team receives 1st place.

McGrory's of Culdaff Donegal

Friday 6th November 2009

A beat out of Lough Foyle toward Rathlin Sound was a close run affair with all the boats in

close contention. After some tactical navigation through the tidal Rathlin Sound the

fleet converged at the East Lighthouse off Rathlin Island and turned the corner heading

for Scotland .

Winds forecast to force four were predicted for the Friday evening and yachts leaving

Rathlin Sound around midnight were in the North Channel in SE winds exceeding force 6 in

the gusts significantly more than forecast.With little moonlight and with minimal visibility

through the rain and heavy seas, the lead boat ECLIPSE reached the racing turn mark at

Macosh Rock at 0300am Saturday morning through some very difficult sailing conditions.

a Beneteau First 31.7 sailed by a local crew from Ballyronan Boat Club was

first around the mark and heading for home, less than two minutes later the chasing pack

had also rounded .The race was on back to Ireland. Tactics came into play on the way back

with leading boats opting to sail through Rathlin Sound the remainder of the fleet missed the

turn of the tide at Rathlin and were forced to sail up the outside (North) of Rathlin Island.

This proved to be a crucial decision as the boats forced up the North side never got back in

touch with the leaders who had all closed in adjacent to Portstewart on the final race to

Lough Foyle.During a period of very light wind on the final dash to the finishing line

in Greencastle. ECLIPSE put in a lot of hard work gibing the spinnaker eight times to stem the

foul tide now exiting Lough Foyle all the time match racing MEGAERA an MG335 from

Moville boat club to the finish.The lead changed several times with ECLIPSE finally taking

first place, MEGAERA taking a close second. Less than two minutes separated the boats

after almost nineteen hours and 100+ Nautical Miles of Ocean Racing in some of the

most difficult tidal water in the British Isles .

ECLIPSE was sailed under a Coleraine Yacht Club Flag crewed with members of

Ballyronan Boat Club, Lough Neagh .The Crew from the front were

Connor McGuckin Bow man
Joe Crozier Jib and Spinnaker trimmer
Stephen Donnelly Mast and Halyard
Michael Browne Mainsheet trimmer
Noel Young Skipper,Navigator,Driver

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