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Update on the Covid-19 Regulations

RUYC Club News
29/9/2020
 
The Rear Commodore’s Further Update issued last Wednesday was based on the information available to us at the time from the NI Executive’s announcements. 

Take Away Menu Now Available

RUYC Club News
20/10/2020

A special Take Away menu is now available for Club Members.

Update on club dining

RUYC Club News
8/10/2020

Unfortunately, due to Przemek having to travel to Poland at such short notice and his return on Tuesday the normal kitchen operations have been slightly affected. Christine Corran has worked doggedly to ensure we have a continued high level of service during Przemeks absence by bringing in staff from their other franchises during this period. 

In order to comply with our local Executive Regulations, Przemek has to self isolate for 14 days from yesterday. Therefore, due to our limited manpower and slightly disrupted continuity, we have had to evaluate the situation regarding themed dining over the next couple of weeks.

Thankfully, planned dining can proceed with the exception of this weekends Sunday Carvery as there are only 18 covers booked and it is uneconomical to bring in the extra staff required. There will be an A la Carte menu instead. Those Members who have pre-booked will be contacted to consider their options.

At this stage, it is planned to treat all other events as ‘business as usual’. However, our trading operations remain very much in the hands of the Executive and any future regulations and guidelines.

Members will be kept up to date by this means, the App or Facebook

Covid-19 Update from the Rear Commodore

RUYC Club News
23/9/2020

Further Update from Rear Commodore.

It is some weeks since my last update to members and with the summer now over I thought it would be appropriate to issue a further informative update.  It turned out my timing was perfect as we have just had a plethora of announcements from Government about the restrictions and protocols surrounding the Coronavirus situation. This has meant that we have had to reassess what facilities we can offer to members and what additional precautions we have to put in place to protect the health of both members and staff.

New Front of House Manager

RUYC Club News
22/9/2020

This week sees the sad departure of our Front of House Manager, Michael McGinn to take up new opportunities elsewhere and we wish him the very best of luck with his new venture. 

RUYC 2020 Golf Championship

RUYC Club News
22/9/2020

Last Fridays golfing outing or to give it its formal title "the RUYC 2020 Golfing Championship” was a spectacular success. Despite a dodgy forecast, the sun came out at "Tee Off" time.  Thank you all for taking part and making it such an enjoyable occasion.  So many of our Club’s events have had to be cancelled owing to the Coronavirus situation, it was a great relief we were able to go ahead with the competition.  

Eat Out to Help Out Extended to Tuesday Evening

RUYC Club News
8/8/2020
Due to the unprecedented popularity of the Wednesdays Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, we will be extending dining to Tuesday nights also.
  
 
The caterers are using fresh produce from local suppliers, therefore the menu will change week to week depending on what is available. However, if you do have a favourite that isn't on the menu that night, please feel free to ask the waiting staff and Przemek will do his best to accommodate. The menus can be found on our website:
 
https://www.ruyc.uk/social/dining/menus/
 
 
Early booking is highly recommend and apologies to those who have not been able to get booked in to date!

Extended Dinning and Eat Out to Help Out

RUYC Club News
31/7/2020

We are delighted to announce that the times for dining in the club will be extended from Wednesday 5th August, to not only re-introduce our ever-popular Saturday Brunch and Lunch service but opening on a Wednesday to allow our members to take advantage of the "Eat Out to Help Out Scheme"

Update on Club Covid-19 Guidelines

RUYC Club News
30/7/2020

With the ever changing Government Covid-19 guidelines we appreciate that it has been difficult to keep up with the rules as we continue to relax them where possible.

To help members stay informed please find a simple list of the current Club guidelines.

The Back to Business Committee is continuing to meet regularly in an effort to get the club running as normally, but also as safely as possible.

 

Royal Ulster Yacht Club members John and Sally McKee in Lough Ree rescue on the River Shannon

RUYC Club News
29/7/2020

Royal Ulster Yacht Club members John and Sally McKee were recently involved in the resuce of a cruiser on the River Shannon 

Club House Reopening Information

RUYC Club News
29/6/2020

Members’ Guidance on the Re-opening of the Club
 
As members will be aware from previous announcements, we are hoping to reopen the Club bar and dining room on 3rd July. 

Latest Covid-19 Update from the RYA

RUYC Club News
20/5/2020

Please find below the latest information from RYA Northern Ireland.

"The NI Health Minister last night (19th May) signed the amendment to Coronavirus Restrictions permitting Outdoor Activity from today.
 
We continue to seek clarification from the Government Approach to Decision Making announcement, specifically with terms of ‘some water activity’.   In the absence of any further guidance from Government Departments, our current interpretation is that this does permit all forms of boating activity (sailing, windsurfing, powerboating etc) but only when safely:

  • undertaken by individuals or members of the same household;
  • there is no sharing of hard surfaces (including all types of boat);
  • public health guidance is followed at all times;
  • strict social distancing can be undertaken.

RYA affirms the guiding principles supporting its return to boating strategy

RUYC Club News
7/5/2020

The RYA have now outlined the 'guiding principals' that will shape its detailed response to the Governments plans for easing restrictions.

Covid 19 Update

RUYC Club News
4/5/2020

In compliance with Government legislation, due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, the clubhouse is currently closed to all members and visitors.

Our Club Manager is still available and can be contacted by email.

The situation is under constant review and we will be in contact with all members as soon as there is any change to the situation..  

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New Lunch Menu Now Available

RUYC Club News
26/2/2020

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

Lorraine McAleer Clipper Race

RUYC Club News
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

RUYC Club News
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!

RS Elite Irish Champions

RUYC Club News
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.

Mikey Ferguson to Co-Skipper in Transat Jacque Vabre

RUYC Club News
24/7/2019

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 Huusela.

Follow the project here: Ari Huusela

Transat Jacques Vabre link

Copeland To Donaghadee Swim

RUYC Club News
26/6/2019

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

Bangor Town Regatta 2020

RUYC Club News
29/4/2019

Bangor Town Regatta

Bangor Town Regatta is Northern Ireland’s premier keel boat regatta, set on the shores of Belfast Lough the event offers excellent yacht racing for numerous classes of yacht. Following on from the successful event in 2018, the Bangor Town Regatta events team has begun the process of building upon the previous event.

Click on the photo for more info

Congratulations Carol

RUYC Club News
14/1/2019

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