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.

RBCA Club Racing 2024


The Club is delighted to once again have the support of RBCA for Club Racing.

It would be of great assistsane to the Race Management Team if competitiors would register their boats if they intend racing on Thursday evenings.

You can do this online using this QR Code.

Opening Day & RBCA Club Racing Registration


Opening Day gets the season off to a start on 27th April with Brunch, racing and more entertainment.

Click HERE for more details incuding Registration Form for CLub Racing.

Boat Listing Updates


Current Belfast Lough Yachting Conference Boat Listing of RUYC Boats

Please advise the Sailing Secretary on sailingsecretary@ruyc.uk of any changes necessary.  If you are not listed under the correct class you may not get scored at the regattas.  

Click HERE for larger image

Sailing Proramme 2024


The Sailing Programme for 2024 can be downloaded HERE

Sailing Update


The Sailing Season will get underway at RUYC with the Grange Wines Spring Series on Sunday mornings  starting on 7th April and running to 21st April.  Opening Day is on Saturday 27th April.  Club Racing starts on Thursday 2nd May and the early series continues up to 20th June.  The first Offshore Race is a Day Race to Strangford Lough (Portaferry) on 11th May.

Grange Wine Merchants Spring Series - Races 5 & 6

21/4/2024 10:00

Races 5 and 6 in the Grange Wine Merchants Spring Series at RUYC.

Results in Results Central

As always, many thanks to Tom Bell who is generously supporting this event again this year.

Opening Day 2024

27/4/2024 14:00

The start of the season at Royal Ulster YC with Ballyholme and Cockle Island boats included.

Click on the image for Registration Form and more information


Bangor Regatta 2024

27/6/2024 10:00 - 30/6/2024 22:00

Notice of Race and Entry Form for Bangor Regatta 2024 now live

You can reach their web site HERE


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

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

Winter Quiz Nights Are Back!

25/4/2024 20:00 - 23:00
Dining Room

Mental Gymnastics Quiz 3

Remember to book in good time if you want to eat before the Quiz

Mayday, Mayday - Celebrating RUYC-RNLI Connections

4/5/2024 19:00

A special dinner celebrating the connections between Royal Ulster Yacht Club and the RNLI.  Many of our members have served on the crew or ashore and this is a chance to honour their committment.

Click on the image for more details

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.


Club Merchandise

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

Cruising News 2024


Cruising 2024

Our new Cruising Convenors Gill and Derek Fairley have hit the water under full sail with a short survey to ascertain the wish lists and cruising preferences of the RUYC cruising population.  The first events are also being planned.  To keep up to date you can join the Cruising Group on the Club's WhatsApp Chat. More Info including this year's Cruising Calendar,  HERE

To view the presentation at the recent Cruising Social click HERE

Cruising Dinner & Log Awards


The Cruising Dinner was held on Friday 23rd February 2024 and there was a great turnout fillling the Gloucester Room to capacity.

Entries were received from Lofna, Witchcraft of Howth, Game Changer, Kandoo, Ariadne and Just 1 More

To read their logs - Click  HERE