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.

Coastguard Channels Changed


From Wednesday 6 September 2017 the Coastguard will no longer broadcast on VHF 23, 84 and 86. It will instead use VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.

There is more information on the changes on the RYA web site: Click Here

Cruising Dinner Rescheduled


Cruising Folk - due to a clash of events, the Cruising Dinner is now taking place on Friday 6th April. 

The ticket price will be £25

Closing date for log submission 26th March 2018

Dress will be black tie

Refurbishment Presentation


The links below will open a slide show of Brenda Mulligan's presentation to the members of her proposals for refubishment of the Dining Room, Front Bar and Strangers' Room.

Samples of the colour scheme and materials proposed are on view in the Club for members to view. Members are invited to send their comments to the Refurbishment Committee in writing or by e-mail to info@ruyc.uk.

Powerpoint slide show

MP4 slide show

Royal Ulster Yacht Club Members Facebook Group

YouTube Channel

Bangor Town Regatta - Entry Now Open


Early Bird Entry for Bangor Town Regatta is now open and one entry is already in.  Follow this link to to all the detail: Bangor Town Regatta

Notice of Race (Main Fleets)

Snippets from Club History


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

Draft 2018 Sailing Programme Published


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

Notices to Mariners


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!


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

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

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

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


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 No 2 of 3 (Underway)

22/3/2018 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.

Second in the series of three : next 19th April

Committee Dinner

24/3/2018 19:30 - 23:30

Annual Committee Dinner.

Presentation of awards to members with 50 years of membership

Easter Weekend at RUYC

31/3/2018 16:00 - 19:00

Good Friday - Music with Dolbro Dan

Easter Saturday - Family Fun Day from 4.00pm Family Tea

Easter Sunday Lunch

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 Merchandice

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

Annual Cruising Dinner

6/4/2018 19:00

Annual Cruising Dinner and presentation of Cruising Log awards

The ticket price will be £25

Closing date for log submission 26th March 2018

Dress will be black tie

Awards for Best Cruise, Best Log and Best Motor Cruise

Cruise in Company (to be confirmed)

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!


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

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race 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


To read Swagman's cruising log here

Strangford Lough August 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.