Ballyholme Yacht Club and North Down Sailing Academy offer a variety of boats and sailing equipment for hire. For the beginner there are Toppers and Picos - small dinghies that can be sailed singlehanded or perhaps parent plus child. These boats are unsinkable - we think. The sails can easily be reefed (made smaller) for the nervous first-timer. For the more advanced there are two Laser Vagos - boats that can be docile and comfortable or sailed on the edge with their assymetric spinnakers and trapese wires. We also have a fleet of Laser 2 Regattas for team racing, tuition and family sailing.