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.

What's on December to New Year


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Christmas Eve Catering


Great news, food will be served on Christmas Eve up to 5.00pm, this fits in very well with our singer 3-5.00pm, draw at 5.00pm and Carol Singing 5.30-6.30pm. Bar is open until 8.00pm. 

There is no catering or bar service on Boxing Day. On Wednesday 27th there is no catering but the Bar will open at 5.00pm.

Christmas Menus


Members - Have a look at our Christmas Party Menu and think about bringing your office party, your boat crew or any other group you are a member of for a seasonal celebration.

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Click HERE for the Christmas Day Menu

RYA YTC New Yacht Handicap Rating System


The RYAYTC powered by the RORC Rating Office is a new initiative to promote participation in racing by cruising yachts and cruiser-racers. The objective is to provide a simple rating assessment so that skippers of any skill level may feel encouraged to race their boats in club events and port regattas.

Link to the YTC page with application form and more details - here  or contact the Sailing Secretary for more information sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk

The YTC Certificate is FREE !

Bangor Regatta 2024

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

Early Notice for Bangor  Regatta 2024

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

Christmas Cracker Dinner

9/12/2023 19:00

Christmas Cracker Black Tie Table d'Hote Dinner

Music by 'The Brokers'. Late Licence

£45 pp, Table bookings through the Office from Tuesday 31st October

Children’s Christmas Party

10/12/2023 14:30

Children's Christmas Party

Santa, Festive Fun, Magic George 

More info on timings HERE

Booking essential, call the office on 02891270568

Christmas Singalong & Charcuterie

12/12/2023 19:30

A Christmas singalong featuring the RUYC Choir

Optional Charcuterie by 'Tom & Ollie', £12 per two person platter. Order through the office by Friday 1st December. No purchases on the night. 02891270568.

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.

New Year's Day - Cruise to Carrickfergus

1/1/2024 10:30
Bangor to Carrickfegus

The Cruise to Carrickfergus is planned to leave Bangor so as to berth in Carrick marina at around midday in time for the Mulled Wine Reception.

More information and contact details HERE

Cruising Dinner & Log Awards


The Cruising Dinner is on Friday 23rd February 2024 and is for all members of RUYC and their crews.

More details of how to submit your cruising log and a new trophy HERE

Cruising Awards Dinner for 2022


Awards presented at the Annual Cruising Dinner at the Club.  Logs were judged by Peter Ronaldson and prizes presented by Jan Wheeler.

Mandy and Johnny's winning log can be read on-line HERE