Welcome

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.

Return of Thursday Night Sailing

6/8/2020

The sailing Committee is happy to announce that we are going to offer some limited sailing on Thursday nights between the 13th August and 3rd September.

Due to the tight timescales, racing will be held on a windward/leeward course off the club house.  It is hoped to hold 2 quick races each night, although this will be weather dependent.

There will be 2 classes, restricted sail and unrestricted and the first gun will be at 18:55.

Sailing instructions are available here

Hope to see you all there.

Updated Sailing Programme

14/7/2020

The newly updated sailing programme for the remainder of the 2020 season & the sailing instructions for the Round the Lough and Copeland Islands races are now avialable at the links below.

Updated Sailing Programme

Sailing Instructions for the Round the Lough Races and the Copeland Island Race.

Members will note that we haven't included August Thursday evening sailing in the new programme.  This is under review and should restrictions ease will be added at a later date.

 

New dates announced for Bangor Town Regatta

25/6/2020

New dates announced announced for Bangor Town Regatta

eXcession returns to the Round Ireland race

24/6/2020

Great article by Betty Armstrong about the return of eXcession to the Reound Ireland Race

Bangor Marina Reopens

20/5/2020

The big news is that Bangor Marina opened at noon on Tuesday 19 May following strict safety protocols. There will be a different feel to the experience as the staff and customers still have to conform with social distancing rules. The full conditions are the subject of Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020, all Skippers/berth-holders will have been informed of the rules but for the army of winch grinders, galley slaves, foredeck expendables, stainless steel polishers and head unblockers the full text of the notice can be read here. Boatfolk has also produced a very informative  COVID-19 leaflet. Please respect the guidance and stay safe.

Many Happy Returns

5/5/2020

A huge congratulations and happy birthday to Michael McKee who turned 90 yesterday and was treated to a socially distanced chorus of “Happy Birthday” by some of our members! Many Happy Returns Michael!

Extended Dinning and Eat Out to Help Out

31/7/2020

We are delighted to announce that the times for dining in the club will be extended from Wednesday 5th August, to not only re-introduce our ever-popular Saturday Brunch and Lunch service but opening on a Wednesday to allow our members to take advantage of the "Eat Out to Help Out Scheme"

Eat Out to Help Out Extended to Tuesday Evening

8/8/2020
Due to the unprecedented popularity of the Wednesdays Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, we will be extending dining to Tuesday nights also.
  
 
The caterers are using fresh produce from local suppliers, therefore the menu will change week to week depending on what is available. However, if you do have a favourite that isn't on the menu that night, please feel free to ask the waiting staff and Przemek will do his best to accommodate. The menus can be found on our website:
 
https://www.ruyc.uk/social/dining/menus/
 
 
Early booking is highly recommend and apologies to those who have not been able to get booked in to date!

Join RUYC

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

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.

RUYC Shop

Club Merchandice

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

Girls' Night In a Great Success

12/11/2019

Girls' Night In

The showing of Mama Mia was very popular, as were the Prosecco and boxes of popcorn.  The Front Bar was filled with happy chattering ladies, indeed, as can be seen from the photograph, there was scarcely room for our two fantastic barmen, AJ and Daniel, to weave their way amongst the tables.  The donation for the ticket for the event included an entry in the raffle and all monies raised (nearly £600) went to the charity CancerFocus NI.  There were numerous requests for a repeat of the format which we hope to do early in the New Year.  Many thanks to all who supported the event.

Cricket Match Revived

13/9/2019

Following the discovery of a long lost newspaper article, the revival of the Royal lLster versus Royal North Cricket Match took place last Sunday at Holywood Cricket Club.

Cruising Muster May 2018

9/5/2018

A summary of the recent Belfast Lough Cruising Muster.

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017

5/6/2017

To read Swagman's cruising log here