Early in July 2018, the well-loved coastal town Bangor in Northern Ireland will be the backdrop to the largest sailing event to be held in Northern Ireland for many years – the Bangor Town Regatta.

The event is being hosted by the town’s two yacht clubs – Ballyholme Yacht Club (www.ballyholme.com) and Royal Ulster Yacht Club (www.ruyc.co.uk).

More than a dozen classes of yachts and dinghies, and hundreds of sailors, will compete on four courses during the four days of the regatta, with both the RS200 & RS400 classes having already confirmed that they will be using the event to hold their Irish National Championships. With so much activity on the water, this will be a wonderful event for participants and spectators alike, and, with a full programme of shore-side activities, this will be a real family attraction.

More information about the event can be found on the Bangor Town Regatta Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bangortownregatta2018.

Event Chairman, Jim Coffey of RUYC, said:

In Ballyholme Bay and Belfast Lough we have a wonderful sailing area that is internationally renowned, and in recent years our clubs have hosted a number of international events. Even so, this will be the largest sailing event ever to be hosted in Bangor.

Bangor is a popular tourist destination for day-trippers and holiday makers, and its five-star marina welcomes sailors from all over the world. We are keen to ensure that this is an event that will become a regular feature in the sailing calendar.”


Class 1 – IRC with TCC 1.041 and above
Class 2 – IRC with TCC from 1.015 to 1.040 (RC35 Class)
Class 3 – IRC with TCC 1.014 or less
Class 4 – Quarter Ton Class – see NOR Attachment 1 for eligibility
Class 5 – NHC with Base Number 0.901 or above
Class 6 – NHC with Base Number 0.900 or below
Class 7 – Sigma 33 OOD
Class 8 – Restricted Sail Class NHC
RS Elite
Multihull Dinghies
International Laser

We will offer a start to any other class which can promise 6 boats.

RS400 & RS200 Irish National Championships


A separate Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Paper Entry Form will be issued for the RS 400 and RS 200 Classes.


Entry fees can be seen below on the online entry system below, the Notice of Race and also the Paper Entry Form for those who do not wish to enter online. We would encourage everyone to enter online and as early as possible. A discounted entry discount is available until 1st June 2018. The Closing Date for entries will be Monday 2nd July 2018. Entries will only be accepted after this date in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Organising Authority.


Thursday 5th July Races 1 and 2
Friday 6th July Races 3 to 5
Saturday 7th July Races 6 to 8
Sunday 8th July Races 9 and 10


1 Bangor Town Regatta 2018 Main Fleets Notice of Race
2  Bangor Town Regatta 2018 Paper Entry Form
3 RS400 & RS200 Irish National Championships 2018 (BTR) Notice of Race
4 RS400 & RS200 Irish National Championships 2018 (BTR) Entry Form
5 Bangor Town Regatta 2018 Data Processing Policy
6 Sailing Instructions – not available yet
7 Results – not available yet

Entry List:

Entry Number Class Boat Name Sail Number Helmsman Club IRC Handicap Hull Colour
1 IRC 1 Signal 8 HKG2300 Jamie McWilliam Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club 1.245 Ice Blue
2 IRC 1 Forty Licks GBR4041R Jay Colville East Down Yacht Club 1.083 White
3 Class 4 Don Giovanni ITA 10767 Cillian Mackin Howth Yacht Club
4 Class 4 Manzanita IRL 48 David Milne BYC/ RUYC
5 Class Grey Goose GBR 3985L Keith Salters RUYC Grey
6 Waverley Merrilies 17 Martin Dews RUYC Green
7 Class 2 (RC35) Jings GBR 8543R Robin Young CCC 1.011*
8 Class 2 (RC35) Giggle GBR 8676T Phil Davis RUYC TBA White
9 NHC Celtic Spirit GBR 4553L David Goodfield Carrickfergus .906 White
10 RS200 Magic 1297 Andrew and Leon Mullally Killaloe SC Grey

Social Media:

Twitter – not yet available
Youtube – not yet available


If you would be interested in sponsoring or supporting this inaugural event in any way, please contact the Event Chairman Jim Coffey. Any help will be invested towards creating a bigger and more exciting event.

The following companies must be thanked for their support.


Please book accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You can view most local accommodation through the Ards & North Down tourism website.

There are lots of very good guesthouses, B&B’s and some small hotels within walking distance of the two yacht clubs, especially from Bangor town centre, along Seacliff Road and around Ballyholme village. Self catering apartments and houses are also available (and very popular) to rent for the week. Air BnB is also very popular. A view of some of the local hotels and B&Bs can be viewed on this Tripadvsior page or on Google Maps. Search for guesthouses as well as hotels. Use our postcode BT20 5HT in any searches to include Ballyholme and not just Bangor.

Camping & Motor Homes – we have limited space for Motor-homes at Ballyholme and camping should be available at Royal Ulster. Please contact Jim Coffey for more details.

Further Information:

Bangor Town Regatta Chairman – Jim Coffey

Tel: 07841 922 036

Email: sailingsecretary@ruyc.uk


  • 5th July 2018 - 8th July 2018
    12:00 - 16:30
Price Qty
Class 1 - IRC - Early Entryshow details + £250.00 (GBP)  
Class 2 - IRC (RC35 Class) - Early Entryshow details + £220.00 (GBP)  
Class 3 - IRC - Early Entryshow details + £130.00 (GBP)  
Class 4 - Quarter Ton Class - Early Entryshow details + £130.00 (GBP)  
Class 6 - NHC - Early Entryshow details + £130.00 (GBP)  
Class 7 - Sigma 33 OOD - Early Entryshow details + £180.00 (GBP)  
Class 5 - NHC - Early Entryshow details + £250.00 (GBP)  
Class 8 - NHC Restricted - Early Entryshow details + £180.00 (GBP)  
RS Elite - Early Entryshow details + £130.00 (GBP)  
Waverley - Early Entryshow details + £70.00 (GBP)  
Fairy - Early Entry (Saturday and Sunday only)show details + £50.00 (GBP)  
RS 400 Irish National Championship - Early Entryshow details + £60.00 (GBP)  
RS 200 Irish National Championship - Early Entryshow details + £60.00 (GBP)  
Laser - Early Entryshow details + £60.00 (GBP)  
Multihulls - Early Entryshow details + £60.00 (GBP)  
Class 1 - IRCshow details + £300.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 2 - IRC (RC35 Class)show details + £264.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 3 - IRCshow details + £156.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 4 - Quarter Ton Classshow details + £156.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 5 - NHCshow details + £300.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 6 - NHCshow details + £156.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 7 - Sigma 33 OODshow details + £216.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Class 8 - NHC Restrictedshow details + £216.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
RS Eliteshow details + £156.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Waverleyshow details + £84.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Fairy (Saturday and Sunday only)show details + £60.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
RS 400 Irish National Championshipshow details + £72.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
30th June 2018
RS 200 Irish National Championshipshow details + £72.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
30th June 2018
Lasershow details + £72.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018
Multihullsshow details + £72.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
2nd June 2018