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.

Social Calendar Changes


Please note the following events have been removed from the Social Calendar

Family Fun Days - Easter Monday and 13th May

Summer Fete - 6th May

Still plenty of functions and events coming up in the next few months.



Great News!

The RUYC App appears to be functioning correctly now so our Push Messages will be coming through to you.  If you are having trouble using the App here are some guidelines - click on the picture

Snippets from Club History - 1919


A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.

1919 - The Club was attempting to resume a semblance of pre-war activities.  The Minutes show good co-operation with the Ballyholme Sailing Club (not yet Ballyholme Yacht Club) in the matter of starting guns, co-ordination of fixtures etc.  This is Ballyholme YC's Centenary Year - long may the good co-operation contiunue!

Special Bin End Wine Offers


Our Bar Convenor, Tom Bell, has put together a lovely selection of Bin End Special wines, including one of the Fine and Rare range.  Be quick, becasue when they're gone they're gone !

Click on The Bin End Sign for details

Club Night Talks 2019


Outline details of the Club Night Talks are now listed under Social - Click Here

Subjects range from the Volvo Ocean Race to tales of Strangford Lough

Invite for Rugby Fans


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

Click on article title above for more details

Quiz Update


Thanks again to Jim and Barbara for another fiendish quiz.  Next Quiz 4th April - there is still some room in the Dining Room for another team.  The '10 Bonus points' Team took the honours in Quiz 2 but 'The Thursdays' are still ahead overall. Click on the picture to read the results to date.


Congratulations Carol


Congratulations to Carol Graham who was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours

Rollins Insurance Spring Series 2019

14/4/2019 10:00

Races One and Two of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series. Race Three is combined with Opening Day 27/4, Races Four and Five are on 28/4

RUYC wishes to thank Dermot Rollins and Rollins Insurance for their continued support of our Spring Series.

Click on the Rollins logo for Race Documents

Opening Day

27/4/2019 13:00 - 22:00

Opening Day racing incorporating Race 3 of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series and then back to the Clubhouse for refreshments and music

The first warning signal will be 14.00hrs.  Notice of the class starting times will be posted on the Club Noticeboard and at the marina before 12.30 on the day of the race.  Rule 26 will not be followed for this race.

Rollins Insurance Spring Series 2019

28/4/2019 10:00 - 22:00

Races Four and Five of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series followed by the Prizegiving at RUYC.

Click on the Rollins logo for the Race Documents

RUYC wishes to thank Dermot Rollins and Rollins Insurance for their continued support of our Spring 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

March Club Night

27/3/2019 20:15 - 23:00
Gloucester Room

Allison Murphy of Portaferry and Strangford Trust- "Ship Building, Sailing Ships and Sea Captains of Strangford Lough"

To dine before the talk please book with the caterers mentioning pre-talk dining.

Spring Family Fun Day

30/3/2019 16:00 - 18:00

Fun activities for families with youngsters including games and colouring

Please book your meal with the catering team on 028 9146 5002

Mother's Day

31/3/2019 12:30 - 18:00

Mother's Day lunch at the Club

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

Website Update

RUYC Website

We invite you to explore and hope you enjoy visiting our website.

If you have any comments or additions, please email our website administrator, Fiona Hicks.