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.

Movement Restrictions in Harbour & Marina 12th July

11/7/2018

Due to cruise ship activity there are restrictions in force in Bangor Harbour and Marina affecting the Fuel Berth from 0800-1930 Thursday 12th July

formal Notice -  clicks here to view pdf file

July Wine of the Month

10/7/2018

Wine of the Month 

July 2018

BEELGARA Estate Chardonnay

Riverina, South East Australia, 2016

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

Proposed Refurbishment

5/7/2018

The latest design for the refurbishment of the Strangers Room, the Main Lounge/Bar and the Dining Room is now available for members to view online.

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.

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 - RUYC Rear Commodore Report

11/7/2018

Bangor Town Regatta – a note from the Rear Commodore

The big event of my tenure as RC has come and gone in what seems like a flash. The months of planning by the BTR Committee under the chairmanship of Jim Coffey resulted in a highly successful Regatta with an excellent turnout of keel boats and also of RS 200s and RS 400s for their Irish Nationals, held as part of the BTR. Seen from my vantage point on Witchcraft in NHC Restricted, the four days of racing were keenly contested in all classes. The Waverley World Championships also took place during the Regatta.

Click Here for full article

Bangor Town Regatta Photography

11/7/2018

Andrew Gallagher of AquaVentus photography was out on the water all over Bangor Town Regatta taking some great shots of the racing on both Cruiser and RS Championship courses.  You can purchase your favourite photo of you and the crew on the course at www.aquaventus.co.uk

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 2

26/7/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Ballyholme Yacht Club Regatta

28/7/2018 13:30
Ballyholme Yacht Club

Sailing Instructions are available on line at: Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 3

2/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

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 Family Fun Days

21/7/2018 16:00 - 19:00
RUYC

Saturday 21st July and 18th August

Toys and Colouring from 4.00pm

Family Tea 4.30 - 6.00pm please book with TCK on 028 91465002

Summer Family Fun Days

18/8/2018 16:00 - 19:00
RUYC

Saturday 18th August

Toys and Colouring from 4.00pm

Family Tea 4.30 - 6.00pm please book with TCK on 028 91465002

Jazz Sunday

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

Jazz at the Club for a lazy summer afternoon

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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Website Update

RUYC Website

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