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.

Club Racing Amendment


From Thursday 16th, Race 3 of RBCA Club Racing,the starting order has been changed so that Class 2 IRC/YTC will start at 19:09 (Numeral Pennant 2) and the Whitesail Class at 19:12.  ILCA4/Laser 4.7 & Toppers wil start together with Large Dinghy at 19:18.  Multihull start moves forward to 19:21.

Amendments to Saiiing Instructions are under Sailing 

New Menus from April


Two new menus are now posted under Dining - link HERE

Note the Sharing option now available


RBCA Club Racing 2024


The Club is delighted to once again have the support of RBCA for Club Racing.

It would be of great assistsane to the Race Management Team if competitiors would register their boats if they intend racing on Thursday evenings.

You can do this online using this QR Code.

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for Club Racing are on the Sailing Page HERE

Sailing Programme 2024


The Sailing Programme for 2024 can be downloaded HERE

RYA YTC Rating System - Portal Now Open


The YTC application process is OPEN, new applications and renewals are now possible 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 !

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.


RBCA Club Racing Ladies Race 1

4/7/2024 19:00

RBCA Club racing takes a break this week with the first of our Ladies Races

Thanks are due once again to member Ross Boyd and RBCA for supporting Club Racing.

RBCA Club Racing Ladies Race 2

11/7/2024 19:00

RBCA Club racing on hold until 18th Juily - Ladies RAce No 2 tonight

Thanks are due once again to member Ross Boyd and RBCA for supporting Club Racing.

RBCA Club Racing Late Series Race

18/7/2024 19:00

RBCA Club racing gets back under way with the Late Series which runs on Thursday evenings up to 5th September

Thanks are due once again to member Ross Boyd and RBCA for supporting Club Racing.

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

Crew Wanted or Available - contact the Organising Committee - info@bangorregatta.com


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

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

Seaside Shindig

12/7/2024 12:00
Clubhouse and Grounds

A great way to celebrate the 12th at the Club

Two Bouncy Castles and Artisan Pizzas and music by Ken Haddock

Click on the image for more info on timings

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.

Cruising News 2024


Cruising 2024

Our new Cruising Convenors Gill and Derek Fairley have hit the water under full sail with a short survey to ascertain the wish lists and cruising preferences of the RUYC cruising population.  The first events are also being planned.  To keep up to date you can join the Cruising Group on the Club's WhatsApp Chat. More Info including this year's Cruising Calendar,  HERE

To view the presentation at the recent Cruising Social click HERE

Cruising Dinner & Log Awards


The Cruising Dinner was held on Friday 23rd February 2024 and there was a great turnout fillling the Gloucester Room to capacity.

Entries were received from Lofna, Witchcraft of Howth, Game Changer, Kandoo, Ariadne and Just 1 More

To read their logs - Click  HERE