Welcome to Strangford Lough Yacht Club

Situated in Whiterock Bay, close to Killinchy, SLYC provides unparalleled access to Strangford Lough, the premier location in Northern Ireland for sailing and boating.

Please navigate under ‘The Club’ tab to find out more information about us.

Slipway 4 Booking

Due to the refurbishment work going on at Slipway 1 & 2, members will need to recover their boats via Slipway 4.

As we are now restricted to one slipway, members are required to book Slipway 4 in advance of their boat recovery to ensure that we can manage and control it’s use. To book the slipway please click here.

The slipway must be booked 48 hours in advance and confirmation of booking and boat recovery will be given via an email from the Office.

Frostie Series 2021 – Starts Saturday 18th September!

The SLYC Frostie Series is right around the corner! The series starts on Saturday 18th September and will include 5 Saturdays of intense racing as the winter weather approaches, finishing on Saturday 16th October. The Entry Form, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be found in the links below;


Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

Entry Form

The bar in the clubhouse will be open each day after the racing ready for your arrival. There will also be soup served to all competitors. We’ve always had a great turnout for this event and are hoping for the same this year.

Special thanks to Vantage Health & Life for sponsoring this event.

2021/22 Winter Storage and Craning Out

Unfortunately the 2021 sailing season is coming to an end, and preparations for craning out and winter storage have commenced. There is popular demand for craning out and winter storage at the club this year, so please ensure you book your space early for both, via the links below;

Winter Storage

Craning Out (via Beatties Crane only)

COVID-19 Developments

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, the Committee of SLYC are meeting regularly to discuss all aspects of the club. Further specific information will be sent to members via email.

Visitor’s information

Visiting yachts are very welcome, but please be advised we have 1m or less at the pontoon at LW. The clubhouse is normally busy except Monday, Friday and Sunday nights in season and will be locked at other times. To enquire about staying and facilities please call the office on +44(0)28 9754 1883 or e-mail: [email protected]


1938 Annotated Strangford Lough Chart

You can purchase a copy of the full size chart in our Clubroom. It would make a wonderful present or addition to your home. For details click here.

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