Sailing

At RUYC, we have a full programme of racing each year starting with the Rollins Insurance Sunday Spring Series for keelboats in Aprilincorporating 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 and is organised jointly with Ballyholme YC.

We also organise a series of Offshore Races which this year will be Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race (overnight), Glenarm Race and Portpatrick Race.

PDF Downloads: Sailing Programme 2018 / Inshore Sailing Instructions

Please note there hae been some changes since the Programme was printed.  Please refer to the Sailing Programme at the foot of this page.

New: Find our latest racing results online at RUYC Results Central.

Free Try Sailing with Push the Boat Out - Session 2

23/5/2018 18:30
Bangor Marina and RUYC

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing for free on Wednesdays 16th & 23rd May. 

Points Racing - Early Series - Race 4

24/5/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Round the Lough Races - Keel Boat Classes Race 2

26/5/2018 13:30
RUYC Start Line

Round the Lough Races for all keel boat classes

Competitors are invited back to RUYC after racing

Points Racing - Early Series - Race 5

31/5/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Points Racing - Early Series - Race 6

7/6/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Royal Ulster Yacht Club Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018

9/6/2018 13:30
RUYC

Templeton Robinson Regatta and Sail Past followed by teas and refreshments at the Club

Sailing Instructions will be available on line here and at Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Early Series - Race 7

14/6/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Round the Lough Races - Keel Boat Classes Race 3

16/6/2018 13:30
RUYC Start Line

Round the Lough Races for all keel boat classes

Competitors are invited back to RUYC after racing

Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class Super Series

17/6/2018 10:00
RUYC

Back to Back racing then back to RUYC

Race documents to follow

Points Racing - Early Series - Race 8 Final Race

21/6/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to  RUYC after racing for some post-race banter  and to enjoy the series prizegiving

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race

22/6/2018 20:00
RUYC to RUYC

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race

Overnight race from RUYC line finishing on RUYC line

Race 2 in the NI Offshore Point Series

RUYC Ladies' Race

28/6/2018 19:00
RUYC

Ladies Race - Prize Giving at RUYC after racing

Lady drivers - and why not?

East Antrim Boat Club Regatta

30/6/2018 13:30
East Antrim Boat CLub

Sailing Instructions will be available on line at: Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Bangor Town Regatta

5/7/2018 09:00 - 8/7/2018 23:00
RUYC and BYC

More than a dozen classes of yachts and dinghies, and hundreds of sailors, will compete on four courses during the four days of the regatta, with both the RS200 & RS400 classes having already confirmed that they will be using the event to hold their Irish National Championships. With so much activity on the water, this will be a wonderful event for participants and spectators alike, and, with a full programme of shore-side activities, this will be a real family attraction.

Round the Lough Races - Keel Boat Classes

12/7/2018 13:30
RUYC Start Line

Round the Lough Races for all keel boat classes

Summer barbecue at the Club - all competitors welcome

Cockle Island Boat Club Regatta

14/7/2018 13:30
Cockle Island Boat Club

Sailing Instructions will be available on line at: Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 1

19/7/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 2

26/7/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Ballyholme Yacht Club Regatta

28/7/2018 13:30
Ballyholme Yacht Club

Sailing Instructions will be available on line at: Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 3

2/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Donaghadee Sailing Club Regatta

4/8/2018 13:30
Donaghadee Sailing Club

Sailing Instructions will be available at Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 4

9/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Regatta

11/8/2018 13:30
Royal North of Ireland YC

Sailing Instructions will be available at Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 5

16/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 6

23/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Carrickfergus Sailing Club Regatta

25/8/2018 13:30
Carrickfergus Sailing Club

Sailing Instructions will be available at Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 7

30/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Todd Navigation Portpatrick Race

1/9/2018
RUYC start line

Day race to Portpatrick and final race in the NI Offshore Points Series

Race documentation will be available on-line nearer the event

RUYC is delighted to have the support of Todd Navigation for the NI Offshore Points Series

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 8 - Final

6/9/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Lufra Cup - Closing Day

8/9/2018 13:00
Ballyholme Yacht Club

Final Race of the summer season hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club

Pursuit Race: Competitors need to advise their boat details to BYC by the day before if they intend to particpate in order for start times to be calculated

Autumn Series 2018

9/9/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 1 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are seven races in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Autumn Series 2018

16/9/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 2 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are seven races in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Autumn Series 2018

23/9/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 3 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are seven races in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Autumn Series 2018

30/9/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 4 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are seven races in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Autumn Series 2018

7/10/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 5 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are seven races in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Autumn Series 2018

14/10/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 6 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are seven races in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Final Race of the Autumn Series 2018

21/10/2018 10:00
RUYC

Race 7 of the Autumn Series 2018

The final race in the series with the Prize Giving and lunch at RUYC after racing

Event documentation will be available on line nearer the event.

Club Racing Early Series

10/5/2017

Race Report and Results - read full article

Racing Sponsored by

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Handicap Systems

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

RORC Special Regulations

Category 4: appropriate for short races during daylight in mostly warm or sheltered waters. Click Here for link to RORC Regulations Category 4 extract

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