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.

Easter Cruise in Company

13/1/2020

After the success of the New Years Day Cruise to Carrickfergus, our next cruising event for members is the Easter Cruise around Belfast Lough.

If you are interested please let the Sailing Secretary know by emailing sailingsecretary@ruyc.uk by Saint Patricks Day

Planning Application - Seacliff Road

25/11/2019

Objection to Planning Application

The Rear Commodore would like to draw the attention of Members to the lodgement by King’s Fellowship of an Amended Planning Application for their site at the junction of Seacliff Road and Ward Avenue.  Unfortunately very little has changed from their original proposal to make it anything like appropriate and acceptable not just for the Club but also for the area as a whole.

Members who sent in letters of objection to the original Application may be assuming that their objection is automatically carried forward and will apply to the Amended Application.  Unfortunately that is not the case and it is necessary to send in a further letter of objection to the Applicant’s new proposal even though little has changed.  It is also open to Members who may not have objected to the original Application to now do so in relation to the Amended Application and they are encouraged to make the effort and do this.  The more objections that are submitted then the greater are the prospects of preventing this completely inappropriate development for the area.  Click Here for suggested content of objection letters

Autumn and Winter Events

8/8/2019

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

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!

Coastguard Channels Changed

6/3/2018

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

Ari and Mikey Finish Transat

25/11/2019

From EuroSail News:

Ari and Mikey Celebrates First Finnish IMOCA 

Ari Huusela became the first Finn and Scandinavian in an IMOCA to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Friday as he and Irish co-skipper, Michael Ferguson, forced Ariel IIacross the finish line in the Bay of All Saints. There was no mistaking that it was them, because you could see Salvador through their mainsail.

Lorraine McAleer Clipper Race

10/11/2019

RUYC member Lori McAleer follows on the Club tradition of long distance sailing. she has just completed Leg 2 of the Clipper Round the World Race. Click on her photo for more details.

Photo: Clipper Race web site

Bangor Town Regatta 2020

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

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.

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

Burns Night Supper

25/1/2020 19:30

Traditional Burns Night supper menu with toasts and addresses.

£25 per head - book through the office

Six Nations @ RUYC 2020

1/2/2020 14:15 - 31/3/2020 00:00

2020 6 nations calendar

Blues in February

1/2/2020 19:00
Front Bar

Cast off the January 'blues' with an evening of blues music with Mark Braidner from 7.00 - 10.30

This will be after the Ireland v Scotland Six Nations match which kicks of at 4.45pm. The match will be shown in the Club.  Wales v Italy kicks off earlier at 2.15 and should also be available at the Club.  More details of Six Nations programme to come.

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.

Girls' Night In a Great Success

12/11/2019

Girls' Night In

The showing of Mama Mia was very popular, as were the Prosecco and boxes of popcorn.  The Front Bar was filled with happy chattering ladies, indeed, as can be seen from the photograph, there was scarcely room for our two fantastic barmen, AJ and Daniel, to weave their way amongst the tables.  The donation for the ticket for the event included an entry in the raffle and all monies raised (nearly £600) went to the charity CancerFocus NI.  There were numerous requests for a repeat of the format which we hope to do early in the New Year.  Many thanks to all who supported the event.

Cricket Match Revived

13/9/2019

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.

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