Sailing

 

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 2022 - click here

What's on in July

Strangford Lough Race - Saturday 2nd July ( Race page  - here)

Ladies Race - Thursday 7th July - Club Inshore Sailing Instructions Apply - prize giving after racing at the Club

Round the Lough Race - Tuesday 12th July (Race page - here)


PDF Downloads:

Autumn Series Amended Notice of Race, Entry Forms and Sailing Instructions.  Please note the amended schedule of races in the Notice of Race

Notice of Race Amended schedule of races - here

Entry Form  - here

Sailing Instructions - here 

Coastal and NI Offshore Points Races

 Updated - Notice of Race for All Coastal and NIOPS Races 2022  Amendment 1

Round the Lough Race 14th May 2022 – Sailing Instructions (Coastal Series Race 1)

Round the Lough Race 14th May 2022 – Entry Form

Round the Copeland Island Race 21st May 2022 – Sailing Instructions (Coastal Series Race 2)

Round the Copeland Island Race 21st May 2022 – Entry Form 

60th Anniversary Ailsa Craig Race 17th June 2022 – Sailing Instructions

60th Anniversary Ailsa Craig Race 17th June 2022 – Entry Form

Strangford Lough Race 2nd July 2022 - Sailing Instructions

Strangford Lough Race 2022 - Entry Form

Round the Lough Race 12th July 2022 - Entry Form Here and Sailing Instructions Here

 

Find our latest racing results online at RUYC Results Central.

 

Belfast Lough Yacht Conference web site  (for boat class lists and handicaps for regattas) 

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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)