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.

Regatta and Round the Lough Race Documents

22/5/2019

Notice of Race and Entry Form plus Sailing Instructions for the Round the Lough Series and the RUYC Specific Sailing Instructions for Regatta Day are all available on the relevant event pages on the web site.  Head to the Saiing Section for more information.

Dine with Wine 39 Deal

1/4/2019

A great new offer for members from TCK @ RUYC on Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Two Main Courses and a Bottle of House Wine for £39

Members call 028 9165 5002 to book

Snippets from Club History - 1919

23/1/2019

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

1919 - The Club was attempting to resume a semblance of pre-war activities.  The Minutes show good co-operation with the Ballyholme Sailing Club (not yet Ballyholme Yacht Club) in the matter of starting guns, co-ordination of fixtures etc.  This is Ballyholme YC's Centenary Year - long may the good co-operation contiunue!

Special Bin End Wine Offers

15/1/2019

Our Bar Convenor, Tom Bell, has put together a lovely selection of Bin End Special wines, including one of the Fine and Rare range.  Be quick, becasue when they're gone they're gone !

Click on The Bin End Sign for details

Club Night Talks 2019

29/11/2018

Outline details of the Club Night Talks are now listed under Social - Click Here

Subjects range from the Volvo Ocean Race to tales of Strangford Lough

Snooker Results and Report

1/10/2018

Snooker Convenor Stephen Smith has written a report of this year's competitions and this and the results are posted in the Snooker section of Club Activities.  You can read the full report using the link below:

Snooker Report

Copeland To Donaghadee Swim

26/6/2019

Fantastic achievement on Tuesday by Club member and former Honorary Secretary Tony Weston in partnership with fellow "Donaghadee Chunky Dunker" Martin Strain. Dropped off by the RUYC rescue RIB in Chapel Bay Copeland Island they swam to Donaghadee Harbour in 1 hour 16 minutes (No wetsuits). They set off roughly due West until the SE stream carried them down to their destination. The RIB, crewed by Martin's wife Kathryn, David Meeke and Bob Torrens shadowed them on the way across.

They will be making a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care. The RUYC Facebook page will shortly be posting a link for members who would like to make a small gesture in honour of their courage.

Link to Marie Curie Cancer Care donate page:
https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/donate

Bangor Town Regatta 2020

29/4/2019

Bangor Town Regatta

Bangor Town Regatta is Northern Ireland’s premier keel boat regatta, set on the shores of Belfast Lough the event offers excellent yacht racing for numerous classes of yacht. Following on from the successful event in 2018, the Bangor Town Regatta events team has begun the process of building upon the previous event.

Click on the photo for more info

Club Racing - Late Series - Race 3

25/7/2019 19:00 - 21:30
RUYC

Race 3 of 9 of the Late Series Club Racing

Please ensure the Sailing Secretary has your boat details including sail number, type and handicap.

E-mail:Sailing Secretary

Sailing Programme Click Here.  Course Card and Sailing Instructions Click Here

 

Club Racing - Late Series - Race 4

1/8/2019 19:00 - 21:30
RUYC

Race 4 of 9 of the Late Series Club Racing

Please ensure the Sailing Secretary has your boat details including sail number, type and handicap.

E-mail:Sailing Secretary

Sailing Programme Click Here.  Course Card and Sailing Instructions Click Here

 

Club Racing - Late Series - Race 5

8/8/2019 19:00 - 21:30
RUYC

Race 5 of 9 of the Late Series Club Racing

Please ensure the Sailing Secretary has your boat details including sail number, type and handicap.

E-mail:Sailing Secretary

Sailing Programme Click Here.  Course Card and Sailing Instructions Click Here

 

Join RUYC

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

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

Asian Fusion Night

24/7/2019 18:00
RUYC

Asian Fusion themed menu - click on the picture or event title for menu details

£20 per person

Children's Pirate Party

27/7/2019 14:30 - 19:00
RUYC

Fun and games for the kids with a pirate theme - 2.30 - 4.30pm

Games, Treasure Hunt, Galleon

Family Tea - 4.30 - 6.30

Pirate cocktails for the grown-ups!

 

Tapas and Jazz

25/8/2019 14:30
RUYC

Sunday Tapas with music with the Alan Niblock Trio

Tapas served 2.30 - 4.30pm. Menu  - click on the photo or event title

Music 2.30 - 5.30pm

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.

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018

15/6/2018

RUYC REGATTA: Note from the Rear Commodore

Push the Boat Success at RUYC

30/5/2018

Royal Ulster Yacht Club has held a successful ‘Push the Boat Out’ event. Thirty-Five non-sailors were shown the ropes over the course of two Wednesday evening taster sessions on  the 16th and 23rd May.

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

Website Update

RUYC Website

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