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.

Sailing and Social Events


The web site home page only displays the next three events under Sailing and Social.  To see details of events or functions further ahead click on the Red Banner RUYC Sailing Events or RUYC Social Events

Inshore Sailing Instructions 2022


Inshore Sailing Instructions for 2022 which can be used for the Rollins Spring Series. Here

Sailing Programme 2022


The Sailing Programme for RUYC is available here

Strangford Lough Race

2/7/2022 08:00
RUYC Start Line to Strangford Lough

Day race to Strangford Lough for IRC, NHC and CYCA Classes

Race documents - here. Including amended Notice of Race, updates marks to be used.

Ladies' Race

7/7/2022 19:00
RUYC Start Line

Lady drivers in all classes.  Prize Giving at RUYC Clubhouse after racing.

Results are avilable by clicking on Results Cenetral in our Quick Links Box near the top of the home page.


Round the Lough Race - July

12/7/2022 12:45
RUYC Start Line

Race 3 in the 3 race Round the Lough Series


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

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

Relax Sunday

10/7/2022 15:00 - 17:00

Enjoy a relaxing  Holiday Sunday with music from the Sweetbeats, Jackie Rainey & Emma Doran

Family Fun Day with Family BBQ

30/7/2022 15:00

Bouncy Castle, Games, Face Painting, Bubbles and Tattos

(Some activities weather permitting)

More Info - 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.


Club Merchandise

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

Summer Cruise 2022


Details of the planned RUYC Summer Cruise to the Clyde are - here

Cruise in Company Easter 2022


Three boats set off from Bangor for an Easter mini cruise. Mixed weather forced a change of plans but all seemed to enjoy the break.

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