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.

Office Closure


The Clubhouse will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday the 26th of August.


The office will close at 12.30pm from Friday the 23rd of August until Friday the 6th of September.

Messages can be left on the answer machine.



Todd Navigation Portpatrick Race 2019


Notice of Race and Entry Form for the Todd Navigation Portpatrick Race now available to download from the Sailing Event section of the web site.  Date 31st August 2019

Autumn and Winter Events


Details of autumn and early winter entertainment are now on the Social section of the web site including three more quiz nights and three Club Night talks.  Please note the Club Nights are now on the first Wednesday of each month.

RS Elite Irish National Championship


Race Documentation and event information is now available in the sailing events section.

Regatta and Round the Lough Race Documents


Notice of Race and Entry Form plus Sailing Instructions for the Round the Lough Series and the RUYC Specific Sailing Instructions for Regatta Day are all available on the relevant event pages on the web site.  Head to the Saiing Section for more information.

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

Mikey Ferguson to Co-Skipper in Transat Jacque Vabre


Club member Mikey Ferguson is heading for another adventure on the high seas.  He will be co-skippering the IMOCA 60 Ariel 2 with Ari Huusalen.

Copeland To Donaghadee Swim


Fantastic achievement by Club member and former Honorary Secretary Tony Weston in partnership with fellow "Donaghadee Chunky Dunker" Martin Strain.

RS Elite Irish National Championships

24/8/2019 - 25/8/2019


Irish National Championship for the RS Elite Class.  RUYC members John Gunning, Stephen Polly and David Kelso are in the reigning Irish Champions in Storm.



Racing - Late Series - Race 8

29/8/2019 19:00 - 21:30

Race 8 of 9 of the Late Series Club Racing

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

E-mail:Sailing Secretary

Sailing Programme Click Here.  Course Card and Sailing Instructions Click Here


Todd Navigation Portpatrick Race 2019

RUYC to Portpatrick

Day race from RUYC to Portpatrick for Unrestricted and Whitesail IRC/NHC Classes

RUYC are grateful to Todd Navigation for their continuing support of our NI Offshore Series

Race 3 of the Todd Navigation NI Offshore Series

Notice of Race and Entry Form - click here to download

Sailing Instructions


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

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

Tapas and Jazz

25/8/2019 14:30

Sunday Tapas with music with the Alan Niblock Trio

Tapas served 2.30 - 4.30pm. Menu  - click on the photo or event title

Music 2.30 - 5.30pm

End of Late Series Sailors' Barbecue

5/9/2019 20:00

Tickets £10 available from the Bar and please book early as this is sure to be a well attended evening.

Seafood Evening

12/9/2019 18:30 - 22:00
Dining Room

Back by popular demand - early booking is recommended as the last Seafood Evening was sold out.

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.