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.

Regatta and Round the Lough Race Documents


Notice of Race and Entry Form plus Sailing Instructions for the Round the Lough Series and the RUYC Specific Sailing Instructions for Regatta Day are all available on the relevant event pages on the web site.  Head to the Saiing Section for more information.

Dine with Wine 39 Deal


A great new offer for members from TCK @ RUYC on Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Two Main Courses and a Bottle of House Wine for £39

Members call 028 9165 5002 to book

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

Snooker Results and Report


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

Bangor Town Regatta 2020


Bangor Town Regatta

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.

Click on the photo for more info

Quiz Update


Thanks again to Jim and Barbara for another series of fiendish quizzes.  A few months off and we will be stretching our brains again in the autumn.  Well done everyone and thanks for coming along.  The series raised £524 for the RNLI. Click on 'What's Your Score?' for the final result.

Ladies Race 2019

27/6/2019 19:00 - 21:30

Thursday evening Club Racing with a twist - Lady drivers!  Prize giving after racing at RUYC

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta Regatta


Our Annual Regatta once again supported by Templeton Robinson Estate Agents

For RUYC Regatta Sailing Instructions Click Here

For General Belfast Lough Regatta Instructions  and individual Club Sailing Instructions go to Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

For Social Events on the day please visit the Social section of this web site.

Club Racing - Late Series - Race1

4/7/2019 19:00 - 21:30

First race of the Late Series Club Racing

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

E-mail:Sailing Secretary

Sailing Programme Click Here.  Course Card and Sailing Instructions Click Here



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

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

Regatta Events Ashore

29/6/2019 15:00 - 23:59

Afternoon tea or competitors and guests: served from 3.30pm

Bangor Ukes peforming: live from 4.30 - 5.30pm

Regatta Prize Giving: 5.30pm

BBq served from 6.30pm - 8.00pm - Tickets from the BAr

The Lagan Band life from 7.00-10.00pm

Dress Code Smart Casual

Summer Barbecue

12/7/2019 18:00

Summer barbecue with music by Brazil 2

Ticket will be available from the Bar priced £10

Music from 4.00-7.00pmBarbecue served 6.00-7.00pm

Asian Fusion Night

24/7/2019 18:00

Asian Fusion themed menu - click on the picture or event title for menu details

£20 per person

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.

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.