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.

Menu Updates


The main menus have been updated - Click Here to have a look

Snippets from Club History


A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1928.

Draft 2018 Sailing Programme Published


The Draft 2018 Sailing Programme is available on our Sailing Page.

Click Here for Draft Programme

More events and detail will be added once confirmed

SGM Voting Figures


Results of the voting on each proposal at the recent SGM.

Special General Meeting

Special General Meeting
Report of the Special General Meeting held 14th October 2017 at RUYC
Click On Article title above to read the report

Snooker Competitions - Entry Now Open


Snooker Competitions 2017/18 entry details - click here

Notices to Mariners


Notices to Mariners may be posted here if they relate to Belfast Lough and surroundig area.

Click Here for recent postings

RUYC Burgee Spotted in Cape Town - News Just In!


Unfortunately we have to advise that the burgee spotted at Royal Cape YC is not the one presented by Terry Fair at a stopover on the Round the World Race, but it was in fact presented by Brian Robinson who recognises his own handwriting on the luff.  So, somewhere in RCYC there is another RUYC burgee lurking. Can anyone find it?

If anyone else spots any RUYC evidence/memorabilia around the world please send in a photo.  You can do that via the Club Social Media links at the top of this page or direct with Facebook page, by Messenger, Twitter (@RoyalUlsterYC) or Instagram using #royalulsteryachtclub or simply e-mail fionachicks@me.com 


Rollins Insurance Spring Series Races 1 & 2

15/4/2018 10:00

Races 1 and 2 of a 5 race series for keelboats

RUYC acknowledges the continuing support of Rollins Insurance in running this event

Rollins Insurance Spring Series Races 3 & 4

22/4/2018 10:00

Races 3 and 4 of a 5 race series for keelboats.  Race 5 is combined with Opening Day.

RUYC acknowledges the continuing support of Rollins Insurance in running this event

Opening Day + Rollins Insurance Spring Series Race 5

28/4/2018 14:00

Opening Day of the 2018 sailing season for RUYC and BYC combined with Race 5 of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series

Prize Giving for both events at RUYC

Music - to be confirmed

Ful Sailing Instructions to follow


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

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

RUYC annual Burns Night celebrations

Burns Night

26/1/2018 19:30
Royal Ulster Yacht Club

RUYC annual Burns Night Black Tie celebrations will be taking place on Friday 26th January.

Family Day

27/1/2018 16:00 - 19:00

Family Day

NatWest 6 Nations Rugby 2018

3/2/2018 14:00
Back Bar and Front Bar see details on each match event

All NatWest Six Nations Rugby will be shown in the Back Bar but only those Ireland matches  on Saturdays 3rd, 10th and 24th February and Saturdays 10th and 17th March (3 matches)  will be shown in the Front Bar.

Click Here for full schedule


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.

Annual Cruising Dinner

9/3/2018 19:00

Annual Cruising Dinner and presentation of Cruising Log awards

Details of timing and menu will appear here

Cruising Logs need to be delivered to the Club Office in good time to give the adjudicator time to peruse them carefully.

Awards for Best Cruise, Best Log and Best Motor Cruise

Cruise in Company (to be confirmed)

Bangor to destination

Cruise in Company

Destination port to be confirmed along with expected departure of Friday 25th May and route details for the cruise.

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race 2017


The Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race started from RUYC line on Friday and finished early on Saturday morning off Portpatrick.

Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class Super Series


What a fabulous three races we had today at RUYC for the first in the Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class Super Series. 

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017


To read Swagman's cruising log here

Strangford Lough August 2015


RUYC and ICC Cruise in Company 28th - 31st AUGUST 2015.


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Website Update

RUYC Website

We invite you to start exploring and hope you enjoy visiting our new website.

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