At RUYC, we have a full programme of racing each year starting with a Spring Series in April,  Opening Day at the end of April. Thursdays from May to September are for Club Points Racing and sailors from RUYC and nearby Ballyholme Yacht Club compete 'Round the Buoys'. An Autumn Series runs from mid September to the end of October each year.

We also organise a series of Offshore Races and Coastal Races which this year will be Round the Lough Race, Round the Copelands Race, Ailsa Craig Race (overnight), Strangford Lough Race and Portpatrick Race.

Sailing Programme 2023 (PDF 1.9Mb)
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Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions plus any necessary amendments to these will be posted here for each event




Find our latest racing results online at RUYC Results Central.


Belfast Lough Yacht Conference web site  (for boat class lists and handicaps for regattas) THIS LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE 1/11/22

Racing Sponsored by

                Grange Wines

Handicap Systems

Our Cruiser/Racing classes are sailed throughout the season under IRC, CYCA and NHC handicap systems.

RORC Offshore Special Regulations 2022-2023 - click here

Category 4: appropriate for short races during daylight in mostly warm or sheltered waters.

Category 3: Races across open water, most of which is relatively protected or close to shorelines (includes life raft requirement)