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 at RUYC


Starting Good Friday - Music

Saturday - Children's Party

Sunday - Lunch and more music

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Boat Listing Updates


Current Belfast Lough Yachting Conference Boat Listing of RUYC Boats

Please advise the Sailing Secretary on sailingsecretary@ruyc.uk of any changes necessary.  If you are not listed under the correct class you may not get scored at the regattas.  

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February Events.


Winter Delights.

RYA YTC New Yacht Handicap Rating System


The RYAYTC powered by the RORC Rating Office is a new initiative to promote participation in racing by cruising yachts and cruiser-racers. The objective is to provide a simple rating assessment so that skippers of any skill level may feel encouraged to race their boats in club events and port regattas.

The YTC application form is currently offline but new applications and renewals should be possible some ti r in February.  Link to the YTC page with application form and more details - here  or contact the Sailing Secretary for more information sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk

The YTC Certificate is FREE !

Welcome to our New Racing Sponsor


Club Announcement

We would like to take the opportunity to thank fellow club member, Ross Boyd and the team at RBCA Belfast for their support and kind contribution.

If you are participating in RBCA Club Racing at RUYC on Thursdays throughout the summer, please note that the Sailing Programme for the year is available from our web site as are the Sailing Instructions.  This season we will be trialing a Committee Boat start for some races so remember to look for Code Flag W flying from the Club Battery and at the Marina.  All competitors are welcome to RUYC after racing for refreshment over their race debrief.

Bangor Regatta 2024

27/6/2024 10:00 - 30/6/2024 22:00

Notice of Race and Entry Form for Bangor Regatta 2024 now live

You can reach their web site 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

Winter Quiz Nights Are Back!

29/2/2024 12:09 - 23:00
Dining Room.

Mental Gymnastics.

Remember to book in good time if you want to eat before the Quiz

St Patrick's Day at RUYC

17/3/2024 13:00

St Patrick's Day

Dining from 1.00pm to 5.000pm, please book with Resdiary

Music by 'The Broken Strings Band' from 3.00pm - 6.00pm

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 Merchandise

The Clubs Range of Clothing is available to view online, please call in to the clubhouse to order.

Annual Cruising Awards Dinner (Completed)

23/2/2024 19:00 - 24/2/2024 00:00

Cruising Dinner and awarding of trophies for the 2023 cruising logs.  Guest Judge John Clementson.  There's bound to be a few good stories and a bit of banter.

Dinner Menu:HERE

Book with the Office - £30 per person  The Dinner is open to all members to book, not just the cruising folk.

Cruising Dinner & Log Awards


The Cruising Dinner is on Friday 23rd February 2024 and is for all members of RUYC and their crews.

More details of how to submit your cruising log and a new trophy HERE

Cruising Awards Dinner for 2022


Awards presented at the Annual Cruising Dinner at the Club.  Logs were judged by Peter Ronaldson and prizes presented by Jan Wheeler.

Mandy and Johnny's winning log can be read on-line HERE