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.

Quiz Night Relocates to Dining Room

6/10/2018

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Invite for Rugby Fans

4/10/2018

We have received this invitation from the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

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October Wine of the Month

1/10/2018

OCTOBER WINE OF THE MONTH

Le Domaine du Grapillon d’Or Merlot, 2016.

 

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

Club Nights 2018

15/9/2018

Three Club Night talks are arranged for the end of 2018 (details to come). Plus a special talk on Wednesday 17th October - an evening with Ian Percy OBE - Click Here for more info

Snippets from Club History - The Library

7/9/2018

A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1932.

Peggy Bawn Honoured at Classic Regatta

20/9/2018

Congratulations to RUYC member Hal Sisk on wining the Concours d'Authenticite - condition and originality with Peggy Bawn his 1896 G.L. Watson designed Gaff Cutter.  The honour was awarded at The third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September.  The Regatta, another stunning success with 75 classic and spirit of tradition yachts entered for two days of racing in sunshine and breeze. Building on the success of the two previous regattas, there were entries from as far afield as Falmouth and Ipswich, with some boats returning for the intense but well-spirited racing and others simply to enjoy the fun. (Source: Scuttlebutt Europe)

Suvretta - Acquisition and Repair by Ivan and Colin Nelson

1/9/2018

At the end of the fifties and at the beginning of the sixties my brother Colin was a member of the RUYC. He got an opportunity to acquire a good racing yacht - the West Solent Class, 'Suvretta' This is the story of her acquisition and repair.

The offshore scene was thriving in those days - just before the glassfibre revolution, and many of the boats were converted inshore racers, and others the epitome of offshore racers - boats like Ceara, Maid of York, Capella of Kent etc.

Full article by Ivan and Collin Nelson - click here (pdf file)

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

October Club Night Talk - Princess Victoria & Donaghadee RNLI

24/10/2018 20:15 - 23:00
Gloucester Room

Please note earlieer start time of 8.15pm sharp.

Speaker: Dr Robert Neill

Speaking about: Donaghadee Lifeboat's and the Princess Victoria Disaster

Halloween Family Fun Day at RUYC

27/10/2018 16:00 - 20:00
RUYC

The Second Autumn Family Fun Day - 27th October incorporating the Hallowe'en Party

Colouring and toys from 4.00pm

Family Tea served - 4.30 - 6.00pm

Details of competitions and fireworks to follow

Halloween Party

27/10/2018 16:00
RUYC

More details of entertainment and catering to follow.

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

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