The Lough is Our Way of Life
The Belfast Lough Yachting Conference (BLYC) plays a key role in organizing the various regattas that take place. During meetings, the Sailing Secretary or a representative from each club works together to coordinate which clubs will host which regattas and on what dates. This is particularly important because some of the Belfast Lough clubs have specific tidal restrictions that need to be taken into consideration.
If you're looking for more information about the lough regattas, the BLYC website is a great place to start. Here, you can find the Standard Sailing Instructions for each of the regattas, as well as a comprehensive list of boats in the lough categorized by class. Additionally, each club publishes its specific Sailing Instructions on this website, with convenient links to each individual club's website..
Aside from organizing the dates, the BLYC also addresses any potential changes to the regatta format.