A ‘Town’ Regatta in Bangor first saw the light of day a century ago and Belfast Lough will, from 25th till 28th June next year, see a repeat of the 2018 reincarnation as Bangor Town Regatta, a four-day multi-class event writes Betty Armstrong.
Hosted by Royal Ulster Yacht Club in partnership with Ards and North Down Borough Council, the 2020 event is shaping up to be bigger and better than 2018.
As Afloat reported in April, based in the 5 Gold Anchor Quay Marina in Bangor, the fleets can expect top-class racing in virtual tide and hazard free waters. Two separate race areas will see competitors battle it out over four days of close racing. A highly experienced team, including International Race Officer, Robin Gray, will deliver top quality racing along with a social programme at the prestigious Royal Ulster Yacht Club.
For the onshore “support” teams, Ards and North Down offers world-famous tourist attractions such as Game of Thrones filming locations and tours, historic walking areas and National Trust properties,
Event Chairman, Gavin Watson said, “I am really looking forward to welcoming all sailing competitors and supporters to Bangor in June 2020. This will be four days of sailing and socialising to remember! The sailing waters off Bangor offer exciting opportunities to the very best sailors from around the UK and Ireland and coupled with the impressive backdrop of our host venue Royal Ulster Yacht Club, the event is shaping up to being a memorable occasion. Come and enjoy the Craic!”
Further information will be available on the official Regatta website