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Message from Maurice Butler, Rear Commodore

25/3/2020

Further to Monday night's Government statement and the subsequent curbs imposed, we have no choice other than to close the club, with immediate effect, until further notice.
 
The General committee will continue to review any further instructions from the Government and take whatever action is appropriate to comply.
 
While the office will now be closed to members, Nicole will still be working from home and will be contactable via email at nicole@ruyc.uk, or in the case of something urgent, the club office office phone has been redirected to her mobile.
 
The health and wellbeing of all our members and staff is paramount and we thank you for your support and understanding during this very challenging time.
 

Further COVID-19 Update

18/3/2020

The Club Officers and General Committee have over the last few weeks been actively considering what steps should be taken in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions being generally imposed.

Regretfully the decision has now been taken that the Club’s catering and bar facilities have to be closed with immediate effect from tonight the 18th of March.

The Club itself will still be open between 0900 and 1630 daily for those who want access to the Office or Snooker Room.

The situation will be kept under constant review, but realistically it is unlikely to change within the next 4 weeks. Club events currently scheduled within this period will be postponed.

We will however keep you informed as things develop.

COVID-19 UPDATE

17/3/2020

The scheduled Saint Patrick celebrations and the Quiz on Thursday are the first social events to fall victim to COVID - 19.

Upcoming events are:

  • Mothers Day next Sunday. Please note in the interests of hygiene it will be table service, not a Buffet/Carvery as previously announced.
  • Club night talk on Wednesday 1st April, Hal Sisk "Back to - the future - Dublin Bay 21's."
  • Ladies Lunch Saturday 4th April.
  • Easter weekend and monthly Sunday Carvery 10th - 12th April.
  • Easter cruise in a company on Belfast Lough.
  • VE day 75th Anniversary Ball on Friday 8th May.


Given the current crisis, it would be impossible to predict the outcome of some or all of these events. Be assured the Officers will be meeting regularly and monitoring Government advice to make the best decisions possible.

 No doubt in some cases prudence will prevail so if members decide to cancel a booking please inform Catering sooner rather than later.  
 02891465002 or email michael.mcginn@ruyc.uk.

New Lunch Menu Now Available

26/2/2020

A new lunch menu is now available from 26 February 2020.

Easter Cruise in Company

13/1/2020

After the success of the New Years Day Cruise to Carrickfergus, our next cruising event for members is the Easter Cruise around Belfast Lough.

If you are interested please let the Sailing Secretary know by emailing sailingsecretary@ruyc.uk by Saint Patricks Day

Planning Application - Seacliff Road

25/11/2019

Objection to Planning Application

The Rear Commodore would like to draw the attention of Members to the lodgement by King’s Fellowship of an Amended Planning Application for their site at the junction of Seacliff Road and Ward Avenue.  Unfortunately very little has changed from their original proposal to make it anything like appropriate and acceptable not just for the Club but also for the area as a whole.

Members who sent in letters of objection to the original Application may be assuming that their objection is automatically carried forward and will apply to the Amended Application.  Unfortunately that is not the case and it is necessary to send in a further letter of objection to the Applicant’s new proposal even though little has changed.  It is also open to Members who may not have objected to the original Application to now do so in relation to the Amended Application and they are encouraged to make the effort and do this.  The more objections that are submitted then the greater are the prospects of preventing this completely inappropriate development for the area.  Click Here for suggested content of objection letters

Girls' Night In a Great Success

12/11/2019

Girls' Night In

The showing of Mama Mia was very popular, as were the Prosecco and boxes of popcorn.  The Front Bar was filled with happy chattering ladies, indeed, as can be seen from the photograph, there was scarcely room for our two fantastic barmen, AJ and Daniel, to weave their way amongst the tables.  The donation for the ticket for the event included an entry in the raffle and all monies raised (nearly £600) went to the charity CancerFocus NI.  There were numerous requests for a repeat of the format which we hope to do early in the New Year.  Many thanks to all who supported the event.

Lorraine McAleer Clipper Race

10/11/2019

RUYC member Lori McAleer follows on the Club tradition of long distance sailing. she has just completed Leg 2 of the Clipper Round the World Race. Click on her photo for more details.

Photo: Clipper Race web site

Race Management and Safety Boat Team

18/10/2019

Our hard-working Battery and Safety Boat crews had a get together over dinner at the Club this week and used the occasion to present their awards.  We couldn't run our racing without these hard working members so a Big Thank You from all of us who race on Thursdays and other events throughout the year.

Wendy McKelvey won the Cannon for Battery Crew and Rory Flannigan won the new Safety Boat Crew award which was presented by Grandpa Roy who was celebrating his 19th year on battery crew.

Click on the pic for more winners!

Cricket Match Revived

13/9/2019

Following the discovery of a long lost newspaper article, the revival of the Royal lLster versus Royal North Cricket Match took place last Sunday at Holywood Cricket Club.

RUYC Golf Society Outing 2019

9/9/2019

A great day for the RUYC Golf Society OUting last Friday with many members and guessts plahying 18 holes at Bangor GC and then wimding down at the Club in the evening.

RS Elite Irish Champions

26/8/2019

Congratulations to the crew of Upfront the 2019 RS Elite Irish Champions. Jeff Ralston, John Patterson and Robin Flannigan (RUYC & RNIYC).  Pictured with Ruth Kimberley of Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover sponsors of the event.  Full results under Results Central section of this web site.

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