Welcome

Royal Ulster Yacht Club was established in 1866 and boasts an enviable location on an elevated site overlooking Bangor Bay with views to the Co Antrim shore and north and east to the Mull of Kintyre, Arran and Ailsa Craig.

With relatively sheltered waters RUYC runs a full programme of racing each year from Easter right through to October and there are several Cruises in Company to destinations in Ireland and Scotland.

Throughout the year we organise a variety of Social Functions from Club Night Talks to Scottish Dancing, from RYA Training Courses to Festive Dinners and Dances.

The Club welcomes visitors from all round the world including visiting yachtsmen and women moored in the nearby Quay Marinas Bangor Marina.

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race

23/6/2018

The results for the Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race and NI Offshore Points Series standings to date are published.  Head to Results Central.  Many thanks once again to Todd Navigation for their support of the offshore racing events.

June Wine of the Month

5/6/2018

Wine of the Month 

June 2018

ALTOSUR MALBEC

Mendoza, Argentina 2017

A very popular wine. This beauty is crafted from the Malbec grape, grown at an altitude of 4000 feet high in the Andes. The grapes are picked by hand before undergoing a rigorous selection process. The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for three to four months to soften and add texture.

Click on the bottle for more information and the great price!

Snippets from Club History

4/4/2018

A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1988.

Coastguard Channels Changed

6/3/2018

From Wednesday 6 September 2017 the Coastguard will no longer broadcast on VHF 23, 84 and 86. It will instead use VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.

There is more information on the changes on the RYA web site: Click Here

Bangor Town Regatta - Entry Now Open

21/2/2018

For up to date information, event documentation and entry list - Click Here

2018 Sailing Programme Published

3/1/2018

The Draft 2018 Sailing Programme is available to download from our Sailing Page.  There have been some chanages since the printed version was published so please check on-line

Click Here forProgramme

More events and detail will be added once confirmed

RS Elite Irish Champions 2018

21/6/2018

Congratulations to John Gunning, David Kelso and Stephen Polly the RUYC boys on Storm who won the RS Elite Irish Nationals at Carrickfergus last weekend.  This has put out a warning to the other competitors before the GB & Irish Nationals at RNIYC at the end of this month.

Push the Boat Out 2018

6/6/2018

Push the Boat Out

Royal Ulster Yacht Club has held a successful ‘Push the Boat Out’ event. Thirty-Five non-sailors were shown the ropes over the course of two Wednesday evening taster sessions on the 16th and 23rd May.

RUYC Ladies' Race

28/6/2018 19:00
RUYC

Ladies Race - Prize Giving at RUYC after racing

Lady drivers - and why not?

East Antrim Boat Club Regatta

30/6/2018 13:30
East Antrim Boat CLub

Sailing Instructions will be available on line at: Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Bangor Town Regatta

5/7/2018 09:00 - 8/7/2018 23:00
RUYC and BYC

More than a dozen classes of yachts and dinghies, and hundreds of sailors, will compete on four courses during the four days of the regatta, with both the RS200 & RS400 classes having already confirmed that they will be using the event to hold their Irish National Championships. With so much activity on the water, this will be a wonderful event for participants and spectators alike, and, with a full programme of shore-side activities, this will be a real family attraction.

Join RUYC

So you want to introduce a New Member? - Fantastic!

For more information on the membership application process and a downloadable application form Click Here

Summer Barbecue

12/7/2018 12:30 - 22:00
RUYC

Summer Barbecue

Music by Brazil 2 - 2.30 - 5.30

More details to follow

Jazz Sunday

26/8/2018 14:30 - 17:30
RUYC

Jazz at the Club for a lazy summer afternoon

Halloween Party

27/10/2018 16:00
RUYC

More details of entertainment and catering to follow.

RUYC Dining

RUYC Dining

Royal Ulster Yacht Club offers one of the best venues in Northern Ireland for formal and casual dining experiences with unrivalled setting and views over Belfast Lough.

RUYC Shop

Club Merchandice

The Clubs Range of Clothing is available to view online, please call in to the clubhouse to order.

Cruise in Company (to be confirmed)

27/7/2018
Bangor to destination

Cruise in Company

Destination port to be confirmed along with expected departure of Friday 27th July and route details for the cruise.

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018

15/6/2018

RUYC REGATTA: Note from the Rear Commodore

Push the Boat Success at RUYC

30/5/2018

Royal Ulster Yacht Club has held a successful ‘Push the Boat Out’ event. Thirty-Five non-sailors were shown the ropes over the course of two Wednesday evening taster sessions on  the 16th and 23rd May.

Cruising Muster May 2018

9/5/2018

A summary of the recent Belfast Lough Cruising Muster.

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017

5/6/2017

To read Swagman's cruising log here

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