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.

Club Night - Refurbishment Meeting

16/2/2018

Starting on Wednesday 21st February the regular series of Club Nights will recommence with a programme which will take us through until the sailing season is well under way.

Next Wednesday there will be a special session at which the General Committee will outline the plans to refurbish the Lounge, Strangers' Room and Dining Room.

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Cruising Dinner Rescheduled

15/2/2018

Cruising Folk - the date of the Cruising Dinner and award of trophies for logs has been changed to Saturday 14th April.  Great news as this gives you more time to perfect your tales of distant and not so distant shores visited.

Snippets from Club History

19/1/2018

A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1928.

Menu Updates

19/1/2018

The main menus have been updated - Click Here to have a look

Draft 2018 Sailing Programme Published

3/1/2018

The Draft 2018 Sailing Programme is available on our Sailing Page.

Click Here for Draft Programme

More events and detail will be added once confirmed

Snooker Competitions - Entry Now Open

1/9/2017

Snooker Competitions 2017/18 entry details - click here

Notices to Mariners

22/1/2018

Notices to Mariners may be posted here if they relate to Belfast Lough and surroundig area.

Click Here for recent postings

RUYC Burgee Spotted in Cape Town - News Just In!

20/12/2017

Unfortunately we have to advise that the burgee spotted at Royal Cape YC is not the one presented by Terry Fair at a stopover on the Round the World Race, but it was in fact presented by Brian Robinson who recognises his own handwriting on the luff.  So, somewhere in RCYC there is another RUYC burgee lurking. Can anyone find it?

If anyone else spots any RUYC evidence/memorabilia around the world please send in a photo.  You can do that via the Club Social Media links at the top of this page or direct with Facebook page, by Messenger, Twitter (@RoyalUlsterYC) or Instagram using #royalulsteryachtclub or simply e-mail fionachicks@me.com 

 

Rollins Insurance Spring Series Races 1 & 2

15/4/2018 10:00
RUYC

Races 1 and 2 of a 5 race series for keelboats

RUYC acknowledges the continuing support of Rollins Insurance in running this event

Rollins Insurance Spring Series Races 3 & 4

22/4/2018 10:00
RUYC

Races 3 and 4 of a 5 race series for keelboats.  Race 5 is combined with Opening Day.

RUYC acknowledges the continuing support of Rollins Insurance in running this event

Opening Day + Rollins Insurance Spring Series Race 5

28/4/2018 14:00
RUYC

Opening Day of the 2018 sailing season for RUYC and BYC combined with Race 5 of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series

Prize Giving for both events at RUYC

Music - to be confirmed

Ful Sailing Instructions to follow

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

Quiz Night

22/2/2018 19:30 - 22:00
Gloucester Room

The popular Quiz Night is back.

Teams of six (more or less) - if you can't make up a team come along and you are bound to get adopted by one.

First in a series then 22nd March and 19th April

NatWest 6 Nations - Day 5

23/2/2018 20:00 - 22:00
Back Bar

Day 5 of the NatWest 6 Nations Rugby

France v Italy 8.00 Back Bar only

 

NatWest 6 Nations - Day 6

24/2/2018 14:15 - 19:00
Back Bar & Front Bar

Day 6  of the NatWest 6 Nations Rugby

Ireland v Wales 2.15 Front and Back Bars

Scotland v England 4.45 Back Bar only 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Annual Cruising Dinner

14/4/2018 19:00
RUYC

Annual Cruising Dinner and presentation of Cruising Log awards

Details of timing and menu will appear here

Cruising Logs need to be delivered to the Club Office in good time to give the adjudicator time to peruse them carefully.

Awards for Best Cruise, Best Log and Best Motor Cruise

Cruise in Company (to be confirmed)

25/5/2018
Bangor to destination

Cruise in Company

Destination port to be confirmed along with expected departure of Friday 25th May and route details for the cruise.

Burns Night - Terrific!

1/2/2018

A great Burns Night at the Club - read on for more details

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race 2017

26/6/2017

The Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race started from RUYC line on Friday and finished early on Saturday morning off Portpatrick.

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017

5/6/2017

To read Swagman's cruising log here

Strangford Lough August 2015

31/8/2015

RUYC and ICC Cruise in Company 28th - 31st AUGUST 2015.

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Website Update

RUYC Website

We invite you to start exploring and hope you enjoy visiting our new website.

If you have any comments, additions or corrections, please email our website administrator, Fiona Hicks.