The CH Marine Laser Ulster Championships will be held on 28th and 29th of April 2018 at Ballyholme Yacht Club.


There is a new entry system this year !!  You will be able to register via the ACCOUNT section on the Laser Ireland website here. You will need to pay your ILA Membership for 2018 costing €15 to enter the event.

If you were previously a member you will need to enter the email address you originally signed up with. Then click on “reset password”. When you receive an email allowing you to reset your password you can then fill in your sailor profile and update. This information will only need to be completed once (unless you are changing rig type or sail number).

You will then be asked to pay via a PayPal link. Once your payment is processed your name will be added to the list of sailors entered.

If you are not a current member of the Irish Laser Association you will need to join before you can enter. If you are a member of another Laser District Association please contact us directly to enter at

Boats shall use their correct sail numbers in accordance with the ILCA Rules and RRS Appendix G.

Early entry cost will be €50 and will be available until midnight on 20th April, 2018. Full entry cost of €75 will then apply until Wednesday 25th April, 2018. Online entry closes at 9pm on 25th April. Registration will be available at the event on Friday night and Saturday morning (cost sterling £65 cash only).

Accommodation and Local Attractions

Accommodation options can be found here.

There are lots of very good guesthouses, B&B’s and some small hotels within walking distance of Ballyholme Yacht Club, 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.

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.

Parking is free outside the town centre. There is also a large free carpark beside the RNLI lifeboat station near the Marina.

Please book early to avoid disappointment and to ensure that you’re close enough to enjoy any evenings entertainment that we’ve planned


For smaller events, we offer free camping on the lawn in front of the clubhouse with room for approx 6 tents.

We also have limited space for motorhomes (water and electric charge: £10 per night) within the club grounds which will depend on the number of entries.

Swipe-cards are available from the BYC office to access the toilets at night-time during events, with a refundable deposit of £10 each.

Please contact the BYC Office for more details and to book your space for either a tent or motor-home.

Local attractions/information can be found here.


Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will issue shortly.


We are delighted to announce that CH Marine are sponsoring the Ulster Laser Championships in Ballyholme this coming April. Many thanks to CH Marine for their continued support and no doubt you will remember then when you next need Laser products.

Image courtesy of Simon McIlwaine and

  • CH Marine Laser Ulster Championships 2018
    28th April 2018 - 29th April 2018
    08:00 - 17:00