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.

Snippets from Club History


A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1988.

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

Bangor Town Regatta - Entry Now Open


For up to date information, event documentation and entry list - Click Here

2018 Sailing Programme Published


The Draft 2018 Sailing Programme is available to download from our Sailing Page.  There have been some chanages since the printed version was published so please check on-line

Click Here forProgramme

More events and detail will be added once confirmed

Snooker Competitions - Entry Now Open


Snooker Competitions 2017/18 entry details - click here

Nautical Knotters Ahoy! Update


The Nautical Knotters Society is ready to set sail at RUYC on 5th September.

Click here to learn more on their Club Activities page

Committee Dinner - 50 year Membership


The Annual Committee Dinner was held last Saturday; it is an opportunity for the Flag Officers and fellow committee and sub-committee members to celebrate 50 years of membership of some members and also to acknowledge the hard work of those retiring from Officer posts and General Committee

Notices to Mariners


Notices to Mariners may be posted here if they relate to Belfast Lough and surroundig area.

Click Here for recent postings

Rollins Insurance Spring Series Races 3 & 4

22/4/2018 10:00

Races 3 and 4 of a 5 race series for keelboats.  Race 5 is combined with Opening Day.

RUYC acknowledges the continuing support of Rollins Insurance in running this event

Opening Day + Rollins Insurance Spring Series Race 5

28/4/2018 14:00

Opening Day of the 2018 sailing season for RUYC and BYC combined with Race 5 of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series

Prize Giving for both events at RUYC

Music 4.30 - 7.00 Mark Braidner

Points Racing - Early Series - Race 1

3/5/2018 19:00

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at 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

Quiz Night No 3 of 3 (Completed)

19/4/2018 19:30 - 22:00
Gloucester Room

The popular Quiz Night is back.

Teams of six (more or less) - if you can't make up a team come along and you are bound to get adopted by one.

Third and final in the series of three

Wine Tasting with JN Wine

2/5/2018 19:00

An evening of wine tasting with JN Wine

Limited ticket availability - book with the Club Office 028 9127 0568

Tickets £10 - cheese and biscuits accompany the wines

May Ball

5/5/2018 19:30 - 6/5/2018 00:30

Tickets £35 each

The May Ball is supporting the RNLI

Music by Just Adam Band

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.

Cruise in Company

4/5/2018 - 7/5/2018
Bangor to destination

Cruise in Company Round Belfast Lough

Destination port to be confirmed along with expected departure of Friday 4th May May and route details for the cruise.

Cruise in Company (to be confirmed)

Bangor to destination

Cruise in Company

Destination port to be confirmed along with expected departure of Friday 27th July and route details for the cruise.

Burns Night - Terrific!


A great Burns Night at the Club - read on for more details

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.

'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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