cruising-2013.jpgRoyal Ulster Yacht Club has a strong tradition of cruising with members’ boats travelling along the coasts of Ireland, West Coast of Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, France and Spain and occasionally further afield. Some of our members also keep their boats overseas but still maintain strong links with their cruising friends in the Irish Cruising Club, the Clyde Cruise Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club.

Cruising Convenors are: Gill and Derek Fairley (Swan 36 Lofna) contact e-mail

We have a listing of Cruising Events being organised this year by various clubs and associations to view the calendar click HERE

Members are encouraged to join the Club's Cruising WhatsApp Group which will be a great communication tool for keeping in touch particularly in the event of any 'pop-up' events. Link to join the Club WhatsApp Group on your phone - HERE

Each year several short Cruises in Company are organised to destinations in Ireland and Scotland and harbours visited recently have included Portpatrick, Glenarm, Gigha, Campbelltown, Ardglass and Ballycastle and Rathlin Island.

The cruising logs are submitted by early February and are evaluated by a Guest Judge who summarises the logs and announces the winners each year at the Cruising Dinner. Trophies for the following categories are awarded:

  • The Edward Parker Bullick Cup for the best cruise by a Sailing Yacht in 2023 Winner - Ariadne - The Leonard Family
  • The Crawford Bowl for the best cruise in a Motor Yacht in 2023 - none entered
  • The Longship Trophy for the most outstanding cruise in 2023. - Witchcraft of Howth - Ed Wheeler



Keep an eye on our Cruising Events page for details of this season's cruises.

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