Belfast Lough Yachting Conference
The Belfast Lough Yachting Conference (BLYC) is made up of representatives from all of the ten clubs around Belfast Lough. It helps organize the dates of the regattas in Belfast Lough so that clashes are avoided. Some clubs have tidal restrictions or run major events and so these constraints are taken into account. BLYC also discusses and agrees on potential changes to the regatta format, such as the classes involved and the rating system that will be used.
It provides a number of Standard Sailing Instructions which apply to all BLYC member club’s regattas (unless modified by that individual club) and a list of boats by class on this website so that individual race officers can identify the boats at a regatta. In conjunction with each individual club, the BLYC publish (also on this website) an agreed set of further Sailing Instructions for that club’s regatta.
Links to the websites of each of the member clubs are also provided.
"I can't get enough of sailing on Belfast Lough - it's the ultimate rush! As a seasoned sailor, I love the challenge of yacht racing, and the BLYC does an amazing job of organizing regattas. I wouldn't trust anyone else to make sure everything runs smoothly.
My name is Alex and I've been sailing on Belfast Lough for over a decade now