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.

Autumn Series Alteration to Sailing Instruction number 3


Alteration to sailing instructions to rerun the races lost last week. 


Document can be found here.

Autumn Series 2019


The Joint RUYC & BYC Autumn Series starts this Sunday, 8th September 2019.  The Notice of Race, Entry Form  & Sailing Instructions can be found here.

Autumn and Winter Events


Details of autumn and early winter entertainment are now on the Social section of the web site including three more quiz nights and three Club Night talks.  Please note the Club Nights are now on the first Wednesday of each month.

Snippets from Club History - 1919


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!

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

RS Elite Irish Champions


Congratulations to the crew of Upfront the 2019 RS Elite Irish Champions. Jeff Ralston, John Patterson and Robin Flannigan (RUYC & RNIYC).  Pictured with Ruth Kimberley of Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover sponsors of the event.  Full results under Results Central section of this web site.

Mikey Ferguson to Co-Skipper in Transat Jacque Vabre


Club member Mikey Ferguson is heading for another adventure on the high seas.  He will be co-skippering the IMOCA 60 Ariel 2 with Ari Huusela.

Follow the project here: Ari Huusela

Transat Jacques Vabre link

Autumn Series Race 7 (Underway)

6/10/2019 10:00 - 20/10/2019 13:00

Race 7 in a seven week, ten race series sailed from Committee Boat starts off Bangor for Unrestricted, Whitesail, & Quarter Ton.


Autumn Series Race 10

20/10/2019 10:00 - 13:00

Final race in the 7 week, 10 race series for Keelboats

Bangor Town Regatta 2020

25/6/2020 10:00 - 28/6/2020 22:00

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.


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

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

Gourmet Evening

19/10/2019 19:00
Dining Room and Front Bar

A gourmet evening presented by RUYC and TCK with a 5 course meal paired with wines from James Nicholson Wines.

£45 including paired wines - Book through the Club Office 028 91270568 or info@ruyc.uk

Click on the picture for the menu

Autumn Series Prize Giving

20/10/2019 14:00 - 17:00

The Prize Giving for the Autumn Series will be held at RUYC after the final race on 20th October. It is hoped this will be at 2.00pm and it will be followed by a Special Sailors Menu until 3.00pm accompanied by music by Dolbro Dan from 2.30 - 5.00pm.

Owners are recommended to book early for their boat crew - please ring on 028 9146 5002

Quiz Nights

24/10/2019 19:30
Dining Room

The second of three tantalising quiz nights.  Teams of up to six.  £2 per head in aid of the RNLI and don't forget you can book to eat early before the quiz starts.

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.

Cricket Match Revived


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.

RUYC Golf Society Outing 2019


A great day for the RUYC Golf Society OUting last Friday with many members and guessts plahying 18 holes at Bangor GC and then wimding down at the Club in the evening.

Cruising Muster May 2018


A summary of the recent Belfast Lough Cruising Muster.

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017


To read Swagman's cruising log here

Website Update

RUYC Website

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If you have any comments or additions, please email our website administrator, Fiona Hicks.