Racing and Handicaps

Racing is encouraged by members and visitors and a weekly points series is offered from April to September. Keelboat visitors can enjoy excellent Marina facilities in the five gold anchor award Bangor Marina. Course cards are available in the foyer of the clubhouse.

Racing starts at 19:00 on Thursdays for:

IRC Unstricted Classes 1 & 2 Boats with current IRC Certificates  scored under NHC and YTC)
Whitesail (no spinnaker) Scored under CYCA handicap and/or RYA NHC and YTC
Belfast Lough Quarter ton Class (BLQTC) See Website for eligibility - Class Faccebook page. Scored under IRC & RYA NHC
Laser Dinghy Standard & Radial RYA PY
Laser 4.7 & Topper RYA PY
Large Dinghy Class PY of less than 1200 RYA PY
Bay & Waverley One Design
Multihull SCHRS

Royal Ulster Yacht Club also runs the Northern Ireland Offshore Points Series (NIOPS) for boats with current IRC certificates (dual scored using NHC) and for Whitesail (no spinnaker) under NHC & CYCA handicap.

This year RUYC are also using the new RYA/RORC YTC rating sysem and are running results for boats with YTC certificates.

All boat owners are welcome to join our “Cruise in Company” events held throughout the season. Click Here for Cruising Pages and also see the Bangor Marina notice board for details.

The sailing secretary can be contacted at: