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.

Club Nights 2018


Three Club Night talks are arranged for the end of 2018 (details to come). Plus a special talk on Wednesday 17th October - an evening with Ian Percy OBE - Click Here for more info

Snippets from Club History - The Library


A few snippets gleaned from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.  This one from 1932.

Autumn Series Documents


Notice of Race and Entry Form plus Sailing Instructions for the Autumn Series are now available to download via this link - Autumn Series Documents

September Wine of the Month



Domaine de la Chauvinière   Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2016

Normally £16.00,

September OFFER,

ONLY £12.50

Proposed Refurbishment


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


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.

Peggy Bawn Honoured at Classic Regatta


Congratulations to RUYC member Hal Sisk on wining the Concours d'Authenticite - condition and originality with Peggy Bawn his 1896 G.L. Watson designed Gaff Cutter.  The honour was awarded at The third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September.  The Regatta, another stunning success with 75 classic and spirit of tradition yachts entered for two days of racing in sunshine and breeze. Building on the success of the two previous regattas, there were entries from as far afield as Falmouth and Ipswich, with some boats returning for the intense but well-spirited racing and others simply to enjoy the fun. (Source: Scuttlebutt Europe)

Suvretta - Acquisition and Repair by Ivan and Colin Nelson


At the end of the fifties and at the beginning of the sixties my brother Colin was a member of the RUYC. He got an opportunity to acquire a good racing yacht - the West Solent Class, 'Suvretta' This is the story of her acquisition and repair.

The offshore scene was thriving in those days - just before the glassfibre revolution, and many of the boats were converted inshore racers, and others the epitome of offshore racers - boats like Ceara, Maid of York, Capella of Kent etc.

Full article by Ivan and Collin Nelson - click here (pdf file)

Autumn Series 2018 (Underway)

9/9/2018 10:00 - 21/10/2018 15:00

Race 1 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are ten races scheduled in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Notice of Race and Entry Form - pdf - click here

Sailing Instructions - pdf - click here

Autumn Series 2018

23/9/2018 10:00 - 14:00

Race 4 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are ten races scheduled in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation is available on the main event page

Autumn Series 2018

30/9/2018 10:00 - 15:00

Races 5 and 6 of the Autumn Series 2018

There are ten races scheduled in the series and it runs on Sunday mornings until 21st October

Event documentation is available on the main event page.


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

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

Club Night Talk - Lord Pirrie

26/9/2018 20:15 - 23:00
Gloucester Room

Please note earlier start time of 8.15pm sharp

Speaker : Mark Doherty

Speaking about: Lord Pirrie, the former Chairman of Harland & Wolff who was involved in Lipton's frst America's Cup challenge

Seafood Extravaganza

27/9/2018 18:30 - 23:00

Seafood Extravaganza

100% locally sourced seafood buffet

£30 per head - please book with TC Kitchen on 028 91465002

Macmillan Coffee Morning

28/9/2018 10:00 - 12:00

Please join us at the Club on Friday 28th September when we are holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning.  This is a great opportunity to support a much needed service; bring a couple of friends down to enjoy RUYC and maybe stay for a bite of lunch (booking advised 028 91465002).

Please support us by baking or buying some cakes or pastries and leave them at the Club Office on Thursday 27th.  Fresh cream items might be better left until Friday morning.  If you have time please e-mail: info@ruyc.uk  to advise that you are supplying cakes, pastries or buns.

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


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