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.

Autumn Series 2020

7/9/2020

The 2020 Autumn Series will start this Sunday the 13th September, first Gun 09:55.  Racing will be around Windward/Leeward courses and Round the Lough type courses.  In a change to previous years, the race committee will indicate the race type on the morning of the race.  It is also possible that there will be more than one race on a Sunday.

Sailing Instructions are available here.

Round the Lough & Copeland Island race Series - Amendment to Sailing Instructions

14/8/2020

Due to the forecast of light winds on Sunday, it has been decided to change the date of the Copeland Island Race until 23rd August 2020.  We will be running the last Round the Lough Race on Sunday 16th August instead.

Also, after feedback from some competitors there is a slight change in the course for the Copeland Island race.

The amendments to the Sailing Instructions can be found here.

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.

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.

Update on the Covid-19 Regulations

29/9/2020
 
The Rear Commodore’s Further Update issued last Wednesday was based on the information available to us at the time from the NI Executive’s announcements. 

Take Away Menu Now Available

20/10/2020

A special Take Away menu is now available for Club Members.

Join 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

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