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


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


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


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


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

Grange Wines Spring Series

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

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

Race Documents to follow

Thank you to Tom Bell, Grange wines for his support of the Spring Series.

Opening Day 2023

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

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

Race Documents to follow

Early Season Points Racing Race 1 of 9

4/5/2023 19:00

First Race of the Early Season Points Series

Sailing Instructions for Inshore Racing are avbilable to download from our website Quick Links Box on Home Page

Please ensure the Sailing Secretary has your boat details if you intend to race including 2023 IRC Certificate.

Competitors are welcome at RUYC after racing


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

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

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

Italian Night

16/2/2023 18:30
Dining Room

A Delizioso Menu will be available - click here

2 courses £21.95

3 Courses £27.95

Booking essential.

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.

Annual Cruising Dinner

25/2/2023 19:00

Annual Cruising Dinner and award of trophies for best cruising logs

For details of log submission - click here

Summer Cruise 2022


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

Cruise in Company Easter 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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