Portrush Yacht Club is delighted to announce the return of the Commodore’s Regatta to Portrush for the first time in 30 years.
The ambitious three day event is taking place between Friday 17 June and Sunday 19 June 2022. The programme includes; competitive dinghy racing, cruiser racing, canoe sailing, an open water swimming race across West Bay and a selection of traditional boats.
Teams and boats from across Northern Ireland and Donegal are expected to take part in the spectacle, which it’s hoped will become a feature in Portrush’s annual calendar.
Commodore Nigel Lynch said: “2022 is perfect year to bring the Commodore’s Regatta back to Portrush and highlights Portrush Yacht Club’s desire to promote water sports and engage with our local community.
“From humble beginnings, Portrush Yacht Club has now grown to be one of the largest clubs in Ireland and we’re proud of the facilities offered to members. Open to all, we hope this event will encourage more people to get involved with water based activities, particularly after the past two years.”
Founded in 1894, Portrush Yacht Club is one of Ireland’s oldest Yacht Clubs and boasts an active membership of 825.
Situated in the heart of Portrush, the modern clubhouse offers a Café and two lively bars with unrivalled views of the wild causeway coast, alongside changing facilities and direct harbour access.
For further details or to arrange interviews please contact: General Manager, Karl Simmonds via email, [email protected]
Commodore’s Regatta 2022, Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June Itinerary
Friday 17 June: Regatta Launch Night, 7pm start
Commodore Nigel Lynch will introduce this year’s Regatta during an informal drinks reception at Portrush Yacht Club
Saturday 18 June: Regatta Day One, 9.30am start
9.30am – Kayaking
PYC Kayakers are offering a come and try session to club members
Midday – West Bay (One Way) Swim
PYC Skerries Swimmers are hosting this historic competitive swim across the Bay
2pm – Cruiser Racing, including Historic Boats
Yachts from PYC, Coleraine Yacht Club and Moville Boat Club are joined by Drontheims from Portballintrae and Ballycastle for a series of races across West Bay
6pm – End of Day Hog Roast and Live Music
Sunday 19 June, Regatta Day Two, Midday Start
Midday – Cruiser Trips for PYC Members
1-2pm – Canoe Sail Racing
2-4pm – Open Sailing Event
Competitive racing for lasers from both PYC and Coleraine Yacht Clubs
4-5pm – Power Boat Trips for PYC Members
6pm – Regatta Close & Awards