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Ards and North Down Borough Council


Bangor Regatta is proud to partner with Ards and North Down Borough Council for the 2024 event.

Competitors and supporters can avail of a wide range of accomodations and local events to ensure their stay on North Downs gold coast is as memorable as possible.

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Cosimac joins Bangor Regatta as a Sponsor


Bangor Regatta is delighted to welcome Cosimac as a sponsor of Bangor Regatta 2024.

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Boat Folk


We're delighted to have Boatfolk Bangor Marina as one of the sponsors of Bangor Regatta 2024.

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Pre-event Interview with Chairman Gavin Watson


Rory Flannigan caught up with Gavin Watson to talk about Bangor Regatta 2024 andy why boats should register. Watch the video below.

New Boats for the New Year


The Regatta team are delighted to hear of several new boats that will be sailing in Belfast Lough this year for Bangor Regatta ’24.

Rory Flannigan talks to Ryan Wilson on BTR24


Rory Flannigan of Bangor Regatta talking to Ryan Wilson of Elixir from Carrickfergus Sailing Club on his new MAT 1010. Entries for Bangor Regatta are now open on our website, so make sure to register today. And watch this space for more interviews from Rory with competitors, boat owners and volunteers.

Royal Ulster Yacht Club Launches Bangor Regatta 2024


Royal Ulster Yacht Club has launched Bangor Regatta 2024 with the publication of the Notice of Race and Entry Form for the event, which will be run in Belfast Lough out of Bangor from 27th till 30th June.

Article by Betty Armstrong : Afloat

Royal Ulster Yacht Club prepares her RIBs for BR24


The crews of Royal Ulster Yacht Club's marklaying and safety boat teams will be working through the cold months of winter to update and modernise their marklaying RIBs in preparation for BR24. 

New trophy for cruising yachts at Royal Ulster Yacht Club


This week Bangor Regatta 2024 Chairman, Gavin Watson (far left) attended the unveiling of a new trophy for cruising yachts at Royal Ulster Yacht Club (RUYC).

Royal Ulster Yacht Club's Autumn Series is underway


Royal Ulster Yacht Club's Autumn Series is well and truly underway. The event which, this year, runs from Sunday 17th September 2023 through to Sunday 29th October 2023 had twelve yachts cross the most recent start line. 

Day 4 of Sailing at BTR


I have a very potent meteorology indicator in my back yard, it's called a brown bin. When it's upturned and sliding around skippers and crews head to the pub. That was certainly the case yesterday as I was walking my almost airborne little dog around Ballyholme Beach. 

Breezy Single Race Brings Bangor Town Regatta to a Close


The southerly wind today (Sunday), Day 4 of Royal Ulster’s Bangor Town Regatta wasn’t quite as enthusiastic as it was yesterday when racing was cancelled, so Principal Race Officer Con Murphy got the fleet away in 25 knots gusting 30, for what turned out to be the final race of the series.


Day 2 of Sailing at BTR


No problem getting the fleet underway yesterday morning in a brisk warm southerly. Conditions epitomized the reason why Belfast Lough has the reputation of being one of the finest locations for on the water competition in Ireland especially when the wind is in the south.

Strong Breezes Start Day Two of Bangor Town Regatta on Belfast Lough


What a difference a day makes! There’s a eucalyptus tree near my house and if it’s all moving there’s a good chance the fleet is thrashing about Belfast Lough half a mile away. It was pretty active today. 

Article by Betty Armstrong,

BTR Gets Off to a Quiet Start on Belfast Lough


A ‘Town’ Regatta at Bangor was first held on Belfast Lough over a century ago and saw reincarnation in 2018. Subsequent regattas fell foul of Covid 19 but on 23rd June it was all systems go for the 49 boats entered in this ‘new look’ four-day event. 

Article by Betty Armstrong,

Day 1 of Sailing at BTR


Looking out on the water this morning thoughts were more sunscreen than spinnakers but in any case classes set off on a slow start on day one of the much anticipated Bangor Town Regatta.

BTR 2022 Results (Day 4) - Class 3


All the latest results from Day 4 of the Bangor Town Regatta 2022, Class 3

BTR 2022 Results (Day 4) - Class 4


All the latest results from Day 4 of the Bangor Town Regatta 2022, Class 4

BTR 2022 Results (Day 4) - Class 5


All the latest results from Day 4 of the Bangor Town Regatta 2022, Class 5

BTR 2022 Results (Day 4) - Class 6


All the latest results from Day 4 of the Bangor Town Regatta 2022, Class 6

BTR 2022 Results (Day 4) - Class 8


All the latest results from Day 4 of the Bangor Town Regatta 2022, Class 8

Announcement 23/06/22:

Protest Outcome - Mojo GBR 7418R / Witchcraft of Howth IRL 777 – 23rd June 2022

"IRL 777 DSQ" under "Rule RRS 11"

BTR 2022 Results (Day 4) - Class 7


All the latest results from Day 1 of the Bangor Town Regatta 2022, Class 7

What they say about Bangor Town Regatta



Hear what 3 local sailors have to say about Bangot Town Regatta 2022

Updated Social and Catering Calendar


We've updated the social calendar and added details of all catering options. Click to find details of what to watch and what to eat!

Cancellation of the Scottish Series for 2022


Bangor Town Regatta is naturally disappointed to hear of the cancellation of the Scottish Series for 2022. We know how much work the Scottish Series team will have put into organising the event and how difficult the decision will have been. 

East Antrim Flotilla Will Set Sail for Bangor Town Regatta


East Antrim Boat Club has a proud record of top achievements in the sport of sailing and come Bangor Town Regatta at the end of June a flotilla of boats from the Larne based club will be hoping to be among prizewinners at that event.

IQ&Co announced as title sponsor of Bangor Town Regatta


Bangor Town Regatta are delighted to announce IQ&Co as title sponsor of their upcoming event 23rd-26th June 2022. Chairman of the event, Gavin Watson, was delighted to make the announcement this week along with Tanya Martin, Managing Director of IQ&Co.

Dun Laoghaire Race Officer Con Murphy To Run Bangor Town Regatta


Con Murphy from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is an internationally known sailor and International Race Officer. So Bangor Town Regatta will be in safe hands as he will be the Principal Race Officer for the event to be hosted by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club at the end of June in Belfast Lough. He will have a local team helping cover the race areas.

Key Trophies Announced


We are also pleased to announce a number of key trophies for the regatta

Early Bird Entry closes this Thursday 31st March 2022!


With 50 entrants to date, Royal Ulster Yacht Club is excited to be organising Bangor Town Regatta. Make sure to register now to get your early bird discount before 31st March 2022!

Scottish RC35s Aiming for Bangor Town Regatta in June


The RC35 class look like putting up a great show at Royal Ulster Yacht Club’s Bangor Town Regatta in June.

Sigma 33s Hopeful of the Magic 15


In this post lockdown era, there are so many events on offer that sailors keen to compete in the big competitions are spoilt for choice

Bangor Town Regatta featured in Afloat


Article by Betty Armstrong covers the return of Bangor Town Regatta in 2022

Sign Up Now!


2022 Entry is now open so sign up now.

2022 NoR Available Now!


Bangor Town Regatta is back and the official Notice of Race 2022 is available to download.

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