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.

Sir Thomas Lipton Documentary Programme

16/8/2018

The Lipton documentary recently completed has been scheduled for broadcast on BBC2 NI Sunday 9th Sept 21:00 - 22:00 and BBC2 Scotland Tuesday 25th September 21:00-22:00.  This is bound to be of interest to many of our members.

'Good as New' - for the RNLI

1/8/2018

The Club is hosting an RNLI fundaising event on Saturday 15th September.

Sale of Ladies' Clothes and Accessories with Afternoon Tea and Prosecco

August Wine of the Month

27/7/2018

Wine of the Month - August 2018

BEELGARA Estate  

THE VINES, SHIRAZ – CABERNET

South East Australia, 2013 

Beelgara Estate was formed in 2001 after the purchase of the 60-year old Rossetto family winery. The emphasis has changed significantly, with a concerted effort to go to the right region for each variety, while still maintaining good value for money.

The Vines Shiraz Cabernet is light in style, food friendly and instantly approachable. These wines will compliment most food styles and are perfect wines for entertaining, whatever the size of your table. 

This soft and fruity red blend shows attractive cherry flavours. Subtle oak provides depth and structure to this harmonious wine.

WAS

£14.50   NOW ONLY £12.50

 

Proposed Refurbishment

5/7/2018

The latest design for the refurbishment of the Strangers Room, the Main Lounge/Bar and the Dining Room is now available for members to view online.

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race

23/6/2018

The results for the Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race and NI Offshore Points Series standings to date are published.  Head to Results Central.  Many thanks once again to Todd Navigation for their support of the offshore racing events.

Snippets from Club History

4/4/2018

A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1988.

Bangor Town Regatta - RUYC Rear Commodore Report

11/7/2018

Bangor Town Regatta – a note from the Rear Commodore

The big event of my tenure as RC has come and gone in what seems like a flash. The months of planning by the BTR Committee under the chairmanship of Jim Coffey resulted in a highly successful Regatta with an excellent turnout of keel boats and also of RS 200s and RS 400s for their Irish Nationals, held as part of the BTR. Seen from my vantage point on Witchcraft in NHC Restricted, the four days of racing were keenly contested in all classes. The Waverley World Championships also took place during the Regatta.

Click Here for full article

Bangor Town Regatta Photography

11/7/2018

Andrew Gallagher of AquaVentus photography was out on the water all over Bangor Town Regatta taking some great shots of the racing on both Cruiser and RS Championship courses.  You can purchase your favourite photo of you and the crew on the course at www.aquaventus.co.uk

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 6

23/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

Carrickfergus Sailing Club Regatta

25/8/2018 13:30
Carrickfergus Sailing Club

Sailing Instructions will be available at Belfast Lough Yachting Conference

Points Racing - Late Series - Race 7

30/8/2018 19:00
RUYC

Early Series Points Racing - 8 races in the series

Competitors are invited to enjoy some post-race banter back at RUYC

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

Jazz Sunday

26/8/2018 12:00 - 17:30
RUYC

Jazz at the Club for a lazy summer afternoon

Mediterranean style lunch served 12.00 - 3.00pm

Jazz with the Alan Niblock Trio from 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Tapas Menu being served from 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Click on event title for menus

Quiz Nights

13/9/2018 19:30 - 23:00
RUYC Gloucester Room

Oh Yes! We're Back!

The autumn series of Quiz nights gets under way on Thursday 13th September 7.30pm

Also on 11th October and 15th November

Pre Quiz dinner from 6.00pm

Quiz Nights

11/10/2018 19:30 - 23:00
RUYC Gloucester Room

Oh Yes! We're Back!

The autumn series of Quiz nights gets under way on Thursday 13th September 7.30pm

Also on 11th October and 15th November

Pre Quiz dinner from 6.00pm

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.

RUYC Templeton Robinson Regatta 2018

15/6/2018

RUYC REGATTA: Note from the Rear Commodore

Push the Boat Success at RUYC

30/5/2018

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

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

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