Portrush Yacht Club Sections
The cruising section of PYC was formed in the late seventies following suggestions from members who regularly cruised away the summer months that perhaps there should be a club section to promote and encourage members to participate with others in cruising both locally and further afield to the highland lochs and islands of Scotland.
Portrush Sub-Aqua Club (Skerrie Scuba Squad) was formed over 40 years ago and is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC). We are a special category branch in that we are a sporting section within Portrush Yacht Club, so all new diving members must also become members of Portrush Yacht Club.
Canoeing in the North Coast is the largest water based activity. At PYC we are centrally located for Sea kayaking, Surfing and Open Canoeing, with The Foyle canoe Trail, Lower Bann canoe Trail and North Coast Sea Kayaking Trail on our door step. We have just purchased new single and double kayaks and have a really enthusiastic team who want you to get involved.
Portrush Yacht Club offer a very high standard of training in an affiliated RYA training facility with fully qualified highly experienced RYA instructors. Safety Equipment and boats are supplied for the courses. For the shore based aspects of the courses we have purpose built training rooms.
The immediate area around Portrush produces the usual species of fish e.g., Codling, Pollock, Whiting, Dab’s, Wrasse, Dogfish, Mackerel, etc For those prepared to travel, better fishing can be found around Rathlin, middle bank, pinnacles, and far off wrecks. We'd like to develop this section so get in touch with us if you are interested in getting involved.
Portrush Yacht club has a vibrant Social Section, and has had a great summer season. We are really looking forward to an exciting autumn, winter season, with members Day, Hallowe'een, Christmas and New Year. Keep watching Facebook and the web page for details
Local man Martin Kelly (TK Surf School) runs the surfing section and runs lessons from PYC. An exclusive 20% Discount is available for all Portrush Yacht Club Members!