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.

New dates announced for Bangor Town Regatta

25/6/2020

New dates announced announced for Bangor Town Regatta

eXcession returns to the Round Ireland race

24/6/2020

Great article by Betty Armstrong about the return of eXcession to the Reound Ireland Race

Bangor Marina Reopens

20/5/2020

The big news is that Bangor Marina opened at noon on Tuesday 19 May following strict safety protocols. There will be a different feel to the experience as the staff and customers still have to conform with social distancing rules. The full conditions are the subject of Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020, all Skippers/berth-holders will have been informed of the rules but for the army of winch grinders, galley slaves, foredeck expendables, stainless steel polishers and head unblockers the full text of the notice can be read here. Boatfolk has also produced a very informative  COVID-19 leaflet. Please respect the guidance and stay safe.

Many Happy Returns

5/5/2020

A huge congratulations and happy birthday to Michael McKee who turned 90 yesterday and was treated to a socially distanced chorus of “Happy Birthday” by some of our members! Many Happy Returns Michael!

Message from Maurice Butler, Rear Commodore

25/3/2020

Further to Monday night's Government statement and the subsequent curbs imposed, we have no choice other than to close the club, with immediate effect, until further notice.
 
The General committee will continue to review any further instructions from the Government and take whatever action is appropriate to comply.
 
While the office will now be closed to members, Nicole will still be working from home and will be contactable via email at nicole@ruyc.uk, or in the case of something urgent, the club office office phone has been redirected to her mobile.
 
The health and wellbeing of all our members and staff is paramount and we thank you for your support and understanding during this very challenging time.
 

Further COVID-19 Update

18/3/2020

The Club Officers and General Committee have over the last few weeks been actively considering what steps should be taken in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions being generally imposed.

Regretfully the decision has now been taken that the Club’s catering and bar facilities have to be closed with immediate effect from tonight the 18th of March.

The Club itself will still be open between 0900 and 1630 daily for those who want access to the Office or Snooker Room.

The situation will be kept under constant review, but realistically it is unlikely to change within the next 4 weeks. Club events currently scheduled within this period will be postponed.

We will however keep you informed as things develop.

Club House Reopening Information

29/6/2020

Members’ Guidance on the Re-opening of the Club
 
As members will be aware from previous announcements, we are hoping to reopen the Club bar and dining room on 3rd July. Unfortunately, despite making the announcement over a week ago that bars and restaurants would be allowed to open from that date, no regulations have yet been published so it is as yet unclear whether this easement will be extended to member’s clubs but we are assuming that was the Executive’s intention and are working towards that end.

Latest Covid-19 Update from the RYA

20/5/2020

Please find below the latest information from RYA Northern Ireland.

"The NI Health Minister last night (19th May) signed the amendment to Coronavirus Restrictions permitting Outdoor Activity from today.
 
We continue to seek clarification from the Government Approach to Decision Making announcement, specifically with terms of ‘some water activity’.   In the absence of any further guidance from Government Departments, our current interpretation is that this does permit all forms of boating activity (sailing, windsurfing, powerboating etc) but only when safely:

  • undertaken by individuals or members of the same household;
  • there is no sharing of hard surfaces (including all types of boat);
  • public health guidance is followed at all times;
  • strict social distancing can be undertaken.

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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.

Girls' Night In a Great Success

12/11/2019

Girls' Night In

The showing of Mama Mia was very popular, as were the Prosecco and boxes of popcorn.  The Front Bar was filled with happy chattering ladies, indeed, as can be seen from the photograph, there was scarcely room for our two fantastic barmen, AJ and Daniel, to weave their way amongst the tables.  The donation for the ticket for the event included an entry in the raffle and all monies raised (nearly £600) went to the charity CancerFocus NI.  There were numerous requests for a repeat of the format which we hope to do early in the New Year.  Many thanks to all who supported the event.

Cricket Match Revived

13/9/2019

Following the discovery of a long lost newspaper article, the revival of the Royal lLster versus Royal North Cricket Match took place last Sunday at Holywood Cricket Club.

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