Ringhaddy Cruising Club (RCC) is situated on the western shore of Strangford Lough, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Club, founded in 1975, is located to the west of Islandmore in Ringhaddy Sound, between the towns of Killyleagh and Killinchy.
Ringhaddy Sound provides a naturally-occurring, deep-water anchorage that is well sheltered by some of the many islands that festoon the Lough. Not surprisingly, the original Gaelic name of the lough, Lough Cuan, means 'sheltered haven'.
Strangford Lough boasts some of the finest sailing waters around these shores. Visitors to RCC are welcome to use the water supply on the pontoons.
Upon entering the Lough, or approaching from the north, visitors should take care when approaching Ringhaddy Sound due to the numerous boulder pladdies located throughout the Lough. These are shallow shoals around many of the bays and islands, some of which uncover at low tide while others remain submerged.
Ringhaddy Sound is easily spotted in the distance by the forest of masts.
Visitors approaching by road should follow the Google Map route available on the Contact Page of this website.
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O’er the glad waters of the dark blue sea,
Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free,
Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam,
Survey our empire, and behold our home!
-- lord Byron, from The Corsair
Dr. Michael Edgar, Ph.D.
Ringhaddy Cruising Club
Latitude 54° 26.930' N
Longitude 005° 37.905' W