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.

Valentine's Menu - New Deal


The St Valentine's Menu is now £20 for 2 courses and £25 for 3 courses.  Book now for a romantic dinner with your significant, special other.



Great News!

The RUYC App appears to be functioning correctly now so our Push Messages will be coming through to you.  If you are having trouble using the App here are some guidelines - click on the picture

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!

Special Bin End Wine Offers


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


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

Invite for Rugby Fans


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

Click on article title above for more details

Congratulations Carol


Congratulations to Carol Graham who was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours

Congratulations Aidan


Congratulations to RUYC & BYC member Aidan Pounder for the award of Volunteer of the Year

Sport NI recently presented Aidan Pounder with the Sport Northern Ireland #SportMaker Award for Volunteer of the Year 2018. 
Aidan commits a huge amount of time voluntarily within sailing in many roles at both Ballyholme Yacht Club and Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Congratulations Aidan! #SportMaker RYA Northern Ireland

Opening Day

27/4/2019 13:00

Opening Day racing and back to the Clubhouse for refreshments and music

Club Racing - First Race of the Early Series

2/5/2019 19:00

First race of the 2019 season.  First Gun 19.00.

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

Club Racing - Second Race of the Early Series

9/5/2019 19:00

Second race of the 2019 season.  First Gun 19.00.

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


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

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

Polish Themed Night

21/2/2019 19:00

With our Head Chef Przemek being Polish we can expect the real thing! Smacznego!

Click on the Flag for the authentic Polish Menu

Six Nations Rugby -France v Scotland and Wales v England

23/2/2019 14:15 - 23:00
Back Bar and Front Bar

Third round of the 2019 Six Nations

France v Scotland  Kick Off 2.15pm followd by Wales v England Kick Off 4.45pm

Special Drinks Promotions and Rugby Menu available in the Back Bar

Click on the Kick Off icon for more information

Spring Family Fun Day

23/2/2019 16:00 - 18:00

Fun activities for families with youngsters including games and colouring

Please book your meal with the catering team on 028 9146 5002

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.

Cruising Get Together

19/2/2019 19:30 - 22:00

Cruising Members please join us for a chat about the 2019 cruising programme @ 19:30 on 19th Feb in the Club. See you there.

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018


RUYC REGATTA: Note from the Rear Commodore

Push the Boat Success at RUYC


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


A summary of the recent Belfast Lough Cruising Muster.

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017


To read Swagman's cruising log here

Website Update

RUYC Website

We invite you to explore and hope you enjoy visiting our website.

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