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 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 5

29/9/2019 10:00 - 29/10/2019 11:00

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


Autumn Series Race 6

29/9/2019 11:00 - 13:00

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


Autumn Series Race 7

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.



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

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

Committee Dinner

27/9/2019 18:30

Dinner for past and current General Committee members and current Sub-Committee members

Dinner with Guest Speaker Liam Beckett and presentation of 50 year membership awards

Club Night - Dublin Bay 21s with Hal Sisk

2/10/2019 20:15
Gloucester Room

Club Member Hal Sisk gives a talk "Back to the Future - the Revival of the Dublin Bay 21s"

Please remember to book for early dinner if you wish to dine before the talk.

RNLI Fish Supper

9/10/2019 18:30 - 23:30

Fish Supper by TCK in aid of the RNLI - Click on the picture for the menu

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

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.