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Cruising News 2024

17/4/2024

Cruising 2024

Our new Cruising Convenors Gill and Derek Fairley have hit the water under full sail with a short survey to ascertain the wish lists and cruising preferences of the RUYC cruising population.  The first events are also being planned.  To keep up to date you can join the Cruising Group on the Club's WhatsApp Chat. More Info including this year's Cruising Calendar,  HERE

To view the presentation at the recent Cruising Social click HERE

RBCA Club Racing 2024

8/4/2024

The Club is delighted to once again have the support of RBCA for Club Racing.

It would be of great assistsane to the Race Management Team if competitiors would register their boats if they intend racing on Thursday evenings.

You can do this online using this QR Code.

Opening Day & RBCA Club Racing Registration

2/4/2024

Opening Day gets the season off to a start on 27th April with Brunch, racing and more entertainment.

Click HERE for more details incuding Registration Form for CLub Racing.

Sailing Proramme 2024

19/3/2024

The Sailing Programme for 2024 can be downloaded HERE

Sailing Update

5/3/2024

The Sailing Season will get underway at RUYC with the Grange Wines Spring Series on Sunday mornings  starting on 7th April and running to 21st April.  Opening Day is on Saturday 27th April.  Club Racing starts on Thursday 2nd May and the early series continues up to 20th June.  The first Offshore Race is a Day Race to Strangford Lough (Portaferry) on 11th May.

Boat Listing Updates

13/2/2024

Current Belfast Lough Yachting Conference Boat Listing of RUYC Boats

Please advise the Sailing Secretary on sailingsecretary@ruyc.uk of any changes necessary.  If you are not listed under the correct class you may not get scored at the regattas.  

Click HERE for larger image

Cruising Dinner & Log Awards

1/12/2023

The Cruising Dinner was held on Friday 23rd February 2024 and there was a great turnout fillling the Gloucester Room to capacity.

Entries were received from Lofna, Witchcraft of Howth, Game Changer, Kandoo, Ariadne and Just 1 More

To read their logs - Click  HERE

RYA YTC Rating System - Portal Now Open

10/5/2023

The YTC application process is OPEN, new applications and renewals are now possible Link to the YTC page with application form and more details - here  or contact the Sailing Secretary for more information sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk

The YTC Certificate is FREE !

The RYAYTC powered by the RORC Rating Office is a new initiative to promote participation in racing by cruising yachts and cruiser-racers. The objective is to provide a simple rating assessment so that skippers of any skill level may feel encouraged to race their boats in club events and port regattas.

 

Welcome to our New Racing Sponsor

4/5/2023

Club Announcement

We would like to take the opportunity to thank fellow club member, Ross Boyd and the team at RBCA Belfast for their support and kind contribution.

If you are participating in RBCA Club Racing at RUYC on Thursdays throughout the summer, please note that the Sailing Programme for the year is available from our web site as are the Sailing Instructions.  This season we will be trialing a Committee Boat start for some races so remember to look for Code Flag W flying from the Club Battery and at the Marina.  All competitors are welcome to RUYC after racing for refreshment over their race debrief.

IRC & RC-35 Two Day Event and RS Elite Irish Nationals

28/3/2023

Taking place over the weekend of 24th & 25th June the Club is excited to be hosting two prestigious events: The RS Elite Irish National Championships and the IRC & RC-35 Keelboat Weekend. 

Read more - here including links to Notices of Race and Entry Forms

ENTRY UPDATE:  EARLY ENTRY DISCOUNT FOR BOTH EVENTS EXTENDED TO 20TH MAY - DON'T DELAY

Cruising Awards Dinner for 2022

7/3/2023

Awards presented at the Annual Cruising Dinner at the Club.  Logs were judged by Peter Ronaldson and prizes presented by Jan Wheeler.

Mandy and Johnny's winning log can be read on-line HERE

Couples Steak Nights

8/1/2023

Special Offer for Couples

Wednesdays 6.00 - 8.00pm

£35 per couple or £45 if you include a bottle of wine

Disposal of Marine Flares

27/10/2022

This is a link to the RYA article on changes to disposal of marine flares

Click Here

RORC Special Regulations 2022-23

12/1/2022

The RORC has issued the updated Offshore Special Regulations.  Link below to the RORC web site.

https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/WSOffshoreSpecialRegulations20222023v2-[27823].pdf

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