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.

Easter Club Hours 2019


Club Office: - open until 12.30pm on Good Friday. Closed Easter Monday and Tuesday open until 12.30 the rest of Easter week.

Dine with Wine 39 Deal


A great new offer for members from TCK @ RUYC on Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Two Main Courses and a Bottle of House Wine for £39

Members call 028 9165 5002 to book

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

Snooker Results and Report


Snooker Convenor Stephen Smith has written a report of this year's competitions and this and the results are posted in the Snooker section of Club Activities.  You can read the full report using the link below:

Snooker Report

Quiz Update


Thanks again to Jim and Barbara for another series of fiendish quizzes.  A few months off and we will be stretching our brains again in the autumn.  Well done everyone and thanks for coming along.  The series raised £524 for the RNLI. Click on 'What's Your Score?' for the final result.

Congratulations Carol


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

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.

Club Racing - Early Series Race 1

2/5/2019 19:00 - 21:30

First points race of the 2019 season.  First Gun 19.00.

Please ensure the Sailing Secretary has your boat details including sail number, type and handicap.

E-mail:Sailing Secretary

Sailing Programme available to download Click Here

Course Card and Sailing Instructions available to download Click Here


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

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

Seafood Buffet Evening (Completed)

25/4/2019 18:30 - 23:00

A Seafood Buffet Treat with 100% locally sourced seafood - £30pp

Book with TCK: 028 9146 5002

Opening Day Fun

27/4/2019 16:30 - 19:00
Front Bar

Music with Dolbro Dan for Opening Day 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Tapas on Bank Holiday Sunday Afternoon

5/5/2019 12:30 - 16:30

Bank Holiday Afternoon Sunday Tapas being Served 2.30 - 4.30pm

Normal Sunday lunch will be available

Music by Mark Braidner

Members: Please book for Sunday lunch as usual with TCK on 028 9146 5002, booking not necessary for the Tapas.

Click on the picture for the menu

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.