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.

Special Bin End Wine Offers

15/1/2019

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

RUYC App

14/12/2018

We have noticed that Notifications are not being correctly handled by the App.  If this is the case you need to delete the App from your device and download it again.  The previous messages will then be delivered to your device. Apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this, we are in touch with the developers who tell us it is an Apple and Google problem.

Club Night Talks 2019

29/11/2018

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

Snippets from Club History - Lady Members

4/11/2018

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

"After amendments to the rules had been confirmed at the AGM, the first full lady members were admited, enjoying all the rights of membrship and theoretically eliminating gender distinction." (2001)

Invite for Rugby Fans

4/10/2018

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

Click on article title above for more details

Snooker Results and Report

1/10/2018

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

Congratulations Carol

14/1/2019

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

Congratulations Aidan

22/11/2018

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

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 2019

25/1/2019 19:30 - 23:59
RUYC

Traditional Burns Night Supper at the Club with all the usual fun. Click on the picture for the menu.

January Club Night

30/1/2019 08:15 - 23:00
Gloucester Room

Robin Grey, International Race Officer and National Judge, well known to all our sailing members as a brilliant race administrator, will be giving us an insight into the race management behind the scenes at the Volvo Round the World Race. Recruited by our own Bill O'Hara, Principal Race Officer for the Volvo, Robin served in a variety of roles at venues scattered around the world. Sure to be a sell out!

Remember to book with the caterers if you wish to dine at the Club before the talk.

Six Nations Rugby - France v Wales

1/2/2019 20:00 - 23:00
Back Bar

First match of the 2019 Six Nations - France v Wales Kick Off 8.00pm GMT

Special Drinks Promotions and Rugby Menu available in the Back Bar

Click on the Kick Off icon for more information

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.

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018

15/6/2018

RUYC REGATTA: Note from the Rear Commodore

Push the Boat Success at RUYC

30/5/2018

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

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

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.