May 24 - May 27
SLYC are delighted to be hosting the 2019 RS200 Eurocup over the Bank Holiday Weekend 24th – 27th May 2019. The RS200s will be joined by the RS400s over the weekend for their Northern Championships. We expect 20 or so local 200s and are looking forward to welcoming a large turnout to our fantastic sailing waters.
SLYC has lots of experience hosting championship events and have a friendly and welcoming membership who will make your time at our club a memorable one!
Strangford Lough (from Old Norse Strangr Fjörðr, meaning “strong sea-inlet”) is a large sea loch or inlet in County Down, in the east of Northern Ireland. It is the largest inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 km2. The lough is almost totally enclosed by the Ards Peninsula and is linked to the Irish Sea by a long narrow channel or strait. Within the lough tips of drowned drumlin hills create a spectacular myriad of islands, while on shore, the hills form a pleasant rolling landscape. The main body of the loch has at least seventy islands along with many islets (pladdies), bays, coves, headlands and mudflats. Strangford Lough was designated as Northern Ireland’s first Marine Conservation Zone and designated a Special Area of Conservation. It’s abundant wildlife is recognised internationally for its importance. It’s flat waters and picturesque scenery make it ideal for water sports especially sailing.
For booking and the main information page including travel deals: https://www.rs200sailing.org/championships/cindex.asp?eid=1783.