At RUYC, we have a full programme of racing each year starting with  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 which this year will be The Strangford Lough Race, Ailsa Craig Race (overnight), Portpatrick Race.

After the success of last years round the lough races we have started a new coastal series which will be held throughout the year

PDF Downloads:     Sailing Programme 2021

                            Notice of Race & SIs for Opening Day 2021

                            Notice of Race Thursday Nights Club Racing

                            Sailing Instructions  Thursday night Club Racing 2021

                            NIOPS and Coastal Series Page

                            Keelboat weekend

                            Autumn Series 2021

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

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


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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.

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