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.

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours


Details of Club hours over Christmas and New Year

RNLI Christmas Cards


RNLI Christmas Cards, Diaries and Calendars are still available at Bosun Bob's Chandlery at the corner of Quay Street and High Street, Bangor. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30-5.00 and Sat 9.30-4.00.

There's also a great range of yachting clothing and accessories to buy for christmas presents while you're there.

This Month in Club History


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

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

Vendee2020Vision Length of Britain Challenge


Huge congratulations to the team as they crossed the virtual line off John O'Groats to set a new Length of Britain Challenge record of 2d 14h 6m 41s, they have taken 21h 44m off the previous record. #vendee2020vision

RUYC member Mikey Ferguson (Skipper and Boat Captain of Artemis) along with Andrew Baker from Quoile YC along with Lizzie Foreman and Jack Trigger are on their way to challenge the Length of Britain record.

Follow their progress live: Click Here

Storm at RS Elite Nationals


Congratulations to Stephen Polly, John Gunning and David Kelso on their 7th place in a fleet of over 30 at the RS Elite National Championships held last month at Hayling Island Sailing Club.  With the top six places going to host club boats, Storm was the leading Irish boat one place ahead of the Brien/Loughead crew in KIN from Royal North of Ireland YC. (Library photo)

Christmas Buffet Dinner Dance

16/12/2017 19:30

Dancing to the Diesel Drinkers

Black Tie

7.30 for 8.00pm

Children's Christmas Party

17/12/2017 14:30 - 16:30

Very popular Children's party with fun and games

click on event title above for more detail or see our Facebook page

Candlelit Dinner

23/12/2017 19:30

The very popular Candlelit Dinner is back

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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.

New Year's Day Cruise in Company

Belfast Lough

RUYC New Year's Day Cruise in Company. Details to follow.

Contact: David Meeke - cruisingconvenor@ruyc.uk



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

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