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.

Alteration to Race Schedule - Autumn Series at RUYC


Autumn Series 2018

Alteration to Sailing Instructions

No 1  3rd October  2018

SI 5. Schedule of Races has been replaced with the schedule below:


5.1  Date

7th October 2018 - 6 & 7, 14th October 2018 - 8 & 9, 21st October 2018 - 10

Office early closure


The Office will close at 3.00pm today, Friday the 19th of October and at 12.30 on Monday the 22nd of October.

Messages can be left on the answer machine.

Quiz Night Relocates to Dining Room


Click on article title above for more information.

Invite for Rugby Fans


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

Click on article title above for more details

October Wine of the Month



Le Domaine du Grapillon d’Or Merlot, 2016.


Snooker Results and Report


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

Peggy Bawn Honoured at Classic Regatta


Congratulations to RUYC member Hal Sisk on wining the Concours d'Authenticite - condition and originality with Peggy Bawn his 1896 G.L. Watson designed Gaff Cutter.  The honour was awarded at The third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September.  The Regatta, another stunning success with 75 classic and spirit of tradition yachts entered for two days of racing in sunshine and breeze. Building on the success of the two previous regattas, there were entries from as far afield as Falmouth and Ipswich, with some boats returning for the intense but well-spirited racing and others simply to enjoy the fun. (Source: Scuttlebutt Europe)

Suvretta - Acquisition and Repair by Ivan and Colin Nelson


At the end of the fifties and at the beginning of the sixties my brother Colin was a member of the RUYC. He got an opportunity to acquire a good racing yacht - the West Solent Class, 'Suvretta' This is the story of her acquisition and repair.

The offshore scene was thriving in those days - just before the glassfibre revolution, and many of the boats were converted inshore racers, and others the epitome of offshore racers - boats like Ceara, Maid of York, Capella of Kent etc.

Full article by Ivan and Collin Nelson - click here (pdf file)

Autumn Series 2018 (Underway)

9/9/2018 10:00 - 21/10/2018 15:00

There are ten races scheduled in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Notice of Race and Entry Form - pdf - click here

Sailing Instructions - pdf - click here

Autumn Series 2018

Alteration to Sailing Instructions

No 1 - See Noticeboard Section of web site.

Final Race of the Autumn Series 2018

21/10/2018 10:00 - 20:00

Race 10 of the Autumn Series 2018

Event documentation is available on the main event page.

Prize Giving after racing at RUYC - Click Here for more details 


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

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

Autumn Series Prize Giving

21/10/2018 13:30 - 18:00

The Autumn Series Prize Giving is at Royal Ulster YC on Sunday 21st October after racing.  All competitors are welcome to come along and join in with the Bistro Dining.

Call the caterers on 028 9146 5002 to book your boat table.

Music by Aaron Braidner from 2.00pm

October Club Night Talk - Princess Victoria & Donaghadee RNLI

24/10/2018 20:15 - 23:00
Gloucester Room

Please note earlieer start time of 8.15pm sharp.

Speaker: Dr Robert Neill

Speaking about: Donaghadee Lifeboat's and the Princess Victoria Disaster

Halloween Family Fun Day at RUYC

27/10/2018 16:00 - 20:00

The Second Autumn Family Fun Day - 27th October incorporating the Hallowe'en Party

Colouring and toys from 4.00pm

Family Tea served - 4.30 - 6.00pm

Details of competitions and fireworks to follow

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.

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018


RUYC REGATTA: Note from the Rear Commodore

Push the Boat Success at RUYC


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


A summary of the recent Belfast Lough Cruising Muster.

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017


To read Swagman's cruising log here


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