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.

Christmas Eve at RUYC


Don't forget to buy your number for the Christmas Draw next time you are in the Bar.

Details under the Social listings

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

Annual General Meeting Update


The Club's Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 24th November followed by the AGM Dinner.  It was good to see so many Associate Members attending the result of which is that the meeting has outgrown the Gloucester Room so, for the first time, the AGM was broadcast as a live feed to the members attending in the Back Bar.  

For more detail click on the Burgee.

Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menus


The Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menus for Tom Corran's Kitchen are now available, please click on the link below:

Christmas Menus

Christmas Day Lunch

Snippets from Club History - Lady Members


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

"After amendments to the rules had been confirmed at the AGM, the first full lady members were admited, enjoying all the rights of membrship and theoretically eliminating gender distinction." (2001)

Invite for Rugby Fans


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

Click on article title above for more details

Congratulations Aidan


Congratulations to RUYC & BYC member Aidan Pounder for the award of Volunteer of the Year

Sport NI recently presented Aidan Pounder with the Sport Northern Ireland #SportMaker Award for Volunteer of the Year 2018. 
Aidan commits a huge amount of time voluntarily within sailing in many roles at both Ballyholme Yacht Club and Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Congratulations Aidan! #SportMaker RYA Northern Ireland

Autumn Series Quiz Results


Well done to Barbara and Jim for another full on fun series of quizes.  So good we had to commandeer the Dining Room as the numbers had out grown the Gloucestere Room.  The overall honours came down to a close fight between the Gigglers and The So Wrong We Are Rights with The Almost Young Ones not far behind.  Thanks Jim and Barbara - we are looking forward to the Spring Series.

Click Here for Results


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

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

Jazz by Candlelight

15/12/2018 19:30 - 23:59

Fully seated Candlelit Dinner

Black Tie - Formal Dinner - Late Licence - Music by the Alan Niblock Band

Booking for Members only until: 31st October, guests welcome thereafter

Tickets: Members £32, Guests £37

Christmas Buffet Dinner Dance

22/12/2018 19:30 - 23:59

Very popular Buffet Dinner with Dancing to the Diesel Drinkers

Black Tie - Late Licence

Booking for Members only until: 31st October, guests welcome thereafter

Tickets: Members £32, Guests £37 from the Club Office 028 91270568

Christmas Eve Draw and Carols

24/12/2018 20:00 - 22:30
RUYC Front Bar and Hall

A great evening to meet up with folk home for Christmas whom you haven't seen for a while.  Don't forget to buy your numbers in the Christmas Draw next time you are in the Bar.

Christmas Draw 8.00 followed by Carols 9.00 with Pat Adair on piano and Alan Espey leading the singing

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

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