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2024 ILCA 6 Youth European Championships

Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5HT
European youth sailing championships - ILCA6 class - on the water


The European Youth Sailing Championships for the single-handed ILCA 6 dinghy class

27 July - 3 August 2024 | Bangor, Northern Ireland

Organised by Ballyholme Yacht Club and EurILCA, with the generous support of Ards and North Down Borough Council (ANDBC).

Bangor will take on an international air this summer when more than 400 youth sailors representing 27 European countries, and as many as 11 non-European countries arrive to compete in the 2024 ILCA 6 Youth European Championships and Open European Trophy. 

During competition week - 27 July–3 August 2024 - visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the spectacle of hundreds of sailing dinghies on the water while strolling along Bangor’s beautiful waterfront between the Bangor Marina and Ballyholme Yacht Club. If the weather is fine, why not bring a picnic and enjoy views of the event from the grassy slopes of Kingsland Recreation Area

There will also be an opening parade on Sunday, 28 July at 6pm, with competitors bearing their country flags as they parade between Luke’s Point (opposite Jamacia Inn), along Seacliff Road, to end at Ballyholme Yacht Club

The event is shaping up to be Northern Ireland's largest ever sailing event and with racing taking place every day, weather permitting, there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy this nautical spectacle.

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Opening Times

Season (27 July 2024 - 3 Aug 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 04:00

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The event will be signposted with the familiar AA signposts when arriving in Bangor. Visitors should park at the visitor car parks near Bangor Marina and make their way on foot along Seacliff Road. There will be very limited parking at the venue.

Public Transport Directions

Trains run regularly between Belfast and Portadown to Bangor. Visitors can then either walk to Bangor Waterfront, or take a taxi

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