Yesterday we received the extremely sad news that our devoted member, committee member and lifelong sailing enthusiast Raymond Beattie had suddenly passed away. Raymond was a loving husband and father, friend to many, gentleman and supporter to young and old across the sailing community. His character and smile was infectious and his love for Killyleagh … Read more

Well done to all the competitors and Prize winners at this weekend’s Squib Northerns. Challenging conditions for everyone on the water, but despite this 5 races were completed over the two days . 1st Overall Fagin, G Patterson and R Nolan RNIYC 2nd Overall Granat, D Stewart & B Hare RIYC 3rd Overall Prodigal, G … Read more

The Junior Prize Giving took place on Sunday 24th April. 25 young sailors and instructors took part in a crazy golf competition at Dundonald, followed by prize giving back at the Club. Scott and Angela are sadly relinquishing their junior sailing roles at the Club this season after many years of hard work, we wish … Read more

Image of a boat participating in a race at Killyleagh Yacht Club

Junior sailing sessions for the year, came to a close in glorious style this Sunday afternoon when 24 young sailors took to the water to compete for the Beattie Cup, awarded each year by Raymond and Kate Beattie in memory of their daughter Joanne. There was a strong breeze as the 19 boat fleet took … Read more

Four seasons in one weekend provided interesting challenges for National Race Officer Scott Rodgers and his team as they ran the Squib Irish Championships last weekend. The three day event attracted boats from as far away as Kinsale Yacht Club, with twenty-five competitors taking to the line as racing started on a wet and dismal … Read more

Killyleagh Yacht Club hosted the return of their annual regatta on a blisteringly hot Saturday afternoon this weekend. The hottest day ever recorded in Northern Ireland meant afloat was the only place to be, but light and fickle winds made life difficult for the race management team as they watched wind shift after wind shift … Read more