#kayak – Bangor town is steeped in maritime history and the local yacht club at Ballyholme Yacht Club hope this 'invasion' of kayaks will add a bit of colour to the annual festivities.
What's it all About?
Come along and have some fun. The race is planned to be a challenging and fun event for everyone. Sea kayaks, sit on tops and river kayaks are all welcome.
Will take place on the coastline between Bangor and Groomsport, starting and finishing at Ballyholme Yacht Club.
Classes & Prizes
Boats will be classed according to their overall hull length so large or small, there's a chance of winning. There'll be prizes for juniors and adults and it's hoped everyone will go away with something (even if it's just a warm glow!).
The Fun Side
Whilst we hope the race is competitive, we'd like to have a light hearted and fun day and so there'll also be prizes for the best dressed 'Pirate' paddlers in the race. So bring your bandanas, eye patches and jolly rodgers for a bit of craic.
Plan for the day
Registration will be at 12.30pm, followed by the race and then a BBQ & drinks at Ballyholme Yacht Club. More details are given when you sign up or have a look at the Course section on this site.
What do I need to do?
Sign up and pay the entry fee, enjoy the day and have a bit of craic! Read the race rules and click on the Enter Now link above or below.
Supporting the RNLI
The Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race will raise funds for the RNLI and we would encourage paddlers to donate to the charity either on the day or through the donation facility on the booking form. You'd like them to be there when you need them so please give generously!
The entry fee is only £25 per kayak and includes a T-Shirt and the BBQ after the race.
All entrants will receive an email confirmation with a link to further details but if you have any questions about the race please email [email protected]