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.

RYA Race Management Courses

4/1/2023

Race Management Courses for your Club members

As we are about to enter a new year and there are lots of events and club racing to be organised, we can help you to improve the skills of your race team volunteers.  There are lots of courses available, some of them even free, and some can be tailored exactly to your club's requirements.  If you have any particular requirements or need advice about anything to do with these courses - contact me for a chat.

Full list here

Autumn Series

6/9/2022

A series of racing in September and October planned to include a variety of races. 

Disrupted due to the mourning for our Patron and some wild weather, the series completed Sunday 31st October.  Results are in Results Central in the Quick Links Box on our homepage.

Couples Steak Nights

8/1/2023

Special Offer for Couples

Wednesdays 6.00 - 8.00pm

£35 per couple or £45 if you include a bottle of wine

First Aid, VHF and Day Skipper Courses at RUYC

4/1/2023

First Aid Course 21st January was cancelled.

The Club is putting on a First Aid course in February. This course will cover everything from bandaging through to CPR and how to use a defibrillator. The Course Director is a very experienced First Aid Instructor, Andy Sloan.

Other courses being run, also important especially for cruising folk, are:

VHF Radio Course (2 one day courses).  A one day course, the certificate is a must-have if you intend using your vessel's radio for communication.

Day Skipper Course - this is a four day course in March - vital before going offshore, covers a lot of ground

click here for dates and cost details for all three courses

Spring Series

2/4/2023 09:00 - 14:00
RUYC

Spring Series for Cruiser Racers Classes IRC, IRC Restricted and NHC runing over 3 Sundays - 2nd, 16th and 23rd April

Race Documents to follow.

Opening Day 2023

29/4/2023 13:00 - 19:00
RUYC

Opening Day of the 2023 Racing Season for Royal Ulster YC, Ballyholme YC and Cockle Island BC

Race Documents to follow

RS Elite Irish Nationals 2023

24/6/2023 09:00 - 25/6/2023 23:00
RUYC/Belfast Lough

The popular RS Elite Class return to RUYC for their Irish Championship.

Race Documents and event details 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

Board Games Night

7/2/2023 19:00
Clubhouse

Come along to play your favourite board games, a vafriety of games provided or bring your own

Back Bar Acoustic Session

10/2/2023 18:30 - 20:30
Back Bar

Back Bar music with Josh Owens

For dining please contact the catering team

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 Merchandise

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

Annual Cruising Dinner

25/2/2023 19:00
Clubhouse

Annual Cruising Dinner and award of trophies for best cruising logs

For details of log submission - click here

Summer Cruise 2022

23/6/2022

Details of the planned RUYC Summer Cruise to the Clyde are - here

Cruise in Company Easter 2022

3/5/2022

Three boats set off from Bangor for an Easter mini cruise. Mixed weather forced a change of plans but all seemed to enjoy the break.

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