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 RBCA 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)
Download Here

Northern Ireland Offshore Points Series and Coastal Series supported by Rollins Insurance  - Notice of Race  and Entry Form

Bangor Regatta 2024

27/6/2024 10:00 - 30/6/2024 22:00

Early Notice for Bangor  Regatta 2024

You can reach their web site HERE

List of Race Officers for 2023 - 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 supported by Rollins Insurance  - Notice of Race  and Entry Form

Round the Lough Sailing Instructions HERE

Amended Notice of Race for Castle Cup Coastal Race - HERE

Portpatrick Race 2023 - Saiing Instructions HERE


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

Handicap Systems

Our Cruiser/Racing classes are sailed throughout the season under IRC, CYCA 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 Clyde Cruiser handicaps information - contact the Clyde Cruising Club web site here

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


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)