At RUYC, we have a full programme of racing each year starting with Grange Wine Merchants Spring Series in April,  Opening Day at the end of April. Thursdays from May to September are for RBCA Club Points Racing and sailors from RUYC and nearby Ballyholme and Cockle Island Yacht Clubs compete 'Round the Buoys'. The Grange Wine Merchants Autumn Series runs from mid September to the end of October each year.  We also have a lively Cruising Section with a number of Cruises in Company thruoghout the 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 2024 - available HERE

2024 RBCA Club Racing Notice of Race HERE

2024 RBCA Club Racing Sailing Instructions HERE

Northern Ireland Offshore Points Series and Coastal Series are  supported by Rollins Insurance

Grange Wine Merchants Spring Series - Races 5 & 6

21/4/2024 10:00

Races 5 and 6 in the Grange Wine Merchants Spring Series at RUYC.

Results in Results Central

As always, many thanks to Tom Bell who is generously supporting this event again this year.

Opening Day 2024

27/4/2024 14:00

The start of the season at Royal Ulster YC with Ballyholme and Cockle Island boats included.

Click on the image for Registration Form and more information


List of Race Officers for 2024 - will be posted here

The Sailing Secretary will communicate with each Race Officer in good time before their duty but it is vital that you advise him immediately if you are unable to be there on a particular date or if you have swaped with someone else on the list.

PDF Downloads:

Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions plus any necessary amendments to these will be posted here for each event 

Northern Ireland Offshore Points Series and Coastal Series: Copelands Races, Castle Cup in collaboration with Carrickfergus YC, Strangford Lough Race, Ailsa Craig Race and Portpatrick Race

Grange Wine  Merchants Annual Regatta


Find our latest racing results online at: RUYC Results Central


Belfast Lough Yacht Conference has a new website - link HERE

Please visit the site and check that your boat is listed as, if it is not, you will need to advise each club of the boat details in advance of a regatta or you will not be recorded at any regattas you compete in. Sail Number, Boat Name, Home Club, Any Handicap Numbers and the class competing in.  Also note that there will be a new, shortened Starting Sequence used for Lough Regattas this year.

Handicap Systems

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

RYA YTC Handicap System - New

The RYA YTC powered by the RORC Rating Office is a free rating system to promote participation in racing cruiser-racing. The system was taken on by the RYA in 2022 after a decade of it being run in the south west by its creators (swytc) with the objective to provide a simple rating assessment so that skippers of any skill level may feel encouraged to race their boats in one off races, club series or even port regattas.

For more detail head to the RYA web site: click here

For IRC rating and certificate information contact the RORC - here or speak to one of the RUYC racing owners


RORC Offshore Special Regulations

Informatioan being updated - checkback for new categories and regulations