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The Narrows Series Regatta/Festival

Strangford Lough, Portaferry Sailing and Social Club, 38 Shore Road, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1JZ
The Narrows sailing regatta

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The Narrows Series Regatta takes place this July over 4 days, showcasing fantastic competitive sailing, launching on day 1 with the spectacular Bar Bouy Race at the mouth of the lough, and attracts over 140 boats. Over the following 3 days watch as 13 classes of boats compete, from Glens, Rivers, FF’s, lasers, Dingys and more!

Strangford Lough is the perfect setting for the festival. The Lough itself is a large shallow sea lough situated on the East Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland. The Lough's northern tip is only about 6km from the outskirts of Belfast. Strangford Lough Regattas are run by the Yacht Clubs situated around Strangford Lough, and managed by the Strangford Lough Regatta Conference.

Portaferry village sits along the shores of this lough. Here you will find an area steeped in maritime history. Warm hospitality awaits you. Whilst in Portaferry explore the newly launched Portaferry Heritage Trail.
Find out more about Portaferry 

Additional activities will take place throughout the 4 days including entertainment at the Portico of Ards, at local pubs and Portaferry Sailing Club and at Exploris, Northern Irelands's only Aquarium. Be sure to pop into PAST: Portaferry and Strangford Trust to view the intriguing exhibition 'The Vikings on Strangford Lough' and an exhibit on Paddle Boarding.

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All events are weather permitting; all entrants will be notified of any changes 

To book a berth, contact Portaferry and Strangford Marina.

Getting here
Parking | Public car parks Meeting House Lane and Rope Walk (charged may apply).
Ferry | Strangford Lough Ferry services Strangford-Portaferry, find out more

This event is Grant Aided by Ards and North Down Borough Council's Tourism Department.
 

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