News - RUYC Club News

Peggy Bawn Honoured at Classic Regatta

RUYC Club News
20/9/2018

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

RUYC Club News
1/9/2018

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)

Premier Sports Showing Guinness Pro14 at RUYC

RUYC Club News
31/8/2018

We are very pleased to announce that this season's Guinness PRO14 Rugby will be shown in the Back Bar from Friday 31st August onwards. Please see attached a copy of the fixtures list for dates. times and teams.

All 152 Matches televised will be available to view along with some other sports; International Champions Cup (Football) Europe League (Football) NASCAR, GAA & Ice Hockey etc.

Bangor Town Regatta - RUYC Rear Commodore Report

RUYC Club News
11/7/2018

Bangor Town Regatta – a note from the Rear Commodore

The big event of my tenure as RC has come and gone in what seems like a flash. The months of planning by the BTR Committee under the chairmanship of Jim Coffey resulted in a highly successful Regatta with an excellent turnout of keel boats and also of RS 200s and RS 400s for their Irish Nationals, held as part of the BTR. Seen from my vantage point on Witchcraft in NHC Restricted, the four days of racing were keenly contested in all classes. The Waverley World Championships also took place during the Regatta.

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Bangor Town Regatta Photography

RUYC Club News
11/7/2018

Andrew Gallagher of AquaVentus photography was out on the water all over Bangor Town Regatta taking some great shots of the racing on both Cruiser and RS Championship courses.  You can purchase your favourite photo of you and the crew on the course at www.aquaventus.co.uk

RS Elite Irish Champions 2018

RUYC Club News
21/6/2018

Congratulations to John Gunning, David Kelso and Stephen Polly the RUYC boys on Storm who won the RS Elite Irish Nationals at Carrickfergus last weekend.  This has put out a warning to the other competitors before the GB & Irish Nationals at RNIYC at the end of this month.

Push the Boat Out 2018

RUYC Club News
6/6/2018

Push the Boat Out

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.

Todd Navigation Glenarm Race

RUYC Club News
15/5/2018

Results are now posted to Results Central for the Todd Navigation Glenarm Race

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Committee Dinner - 50 year Membership

RUYC Club News
26/3/2018

The Annual Committee Dinner was held last Saturday; it is an opportunity for the Flag Officers and fellow committee and sub-committee members to celebrate 50 years of membership of some members and also to acknowledge the hard work of those retiring from Officer posts and General Committee

Notices to Mariners

RUYC Club News
22/1/2018

Notices to Mariners may be posted here if they relate to Belfast Lough and surroundig area.

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RUYC Burgee Spotted in Cape Town - News Just In!

RUYC Club News
20/12/2017

Unfortunately we have to advise that the burgee spotted at Royal Cape YC is not the one presented by Terry Fair at a stopover on the Round the World Race, but it was in fact presented by Brian Robinson who recognises his own handwriting on the luff.  So, somewhere in RCYC there is another RUYC burgee lurking. Can anyone find it?

If anyone else spots any RUYC evidence/memorabilia around the world please send in a photo.  You can do that via the Club Social Media links at the top of this page or direct with Facebook page, by Messenger, Twitter (@RoyalUlsterYC) or Instagram using #royalulsteryachtclub or simply e-mail fionachicks@me.com 

 

Vendee2020Vision Length of Britain Challenge

RUYC Club News
23/9/2017

Huge congratulations to the team as they crossed the virtual line off John O'Groats to set a new Length of Britain Challenge record of 2d 14h 6m 41s, they have taken 21h 44m off the previous record. #vendee2020vision

RUYC member Mikey Ferguson (Skipper and Boat Captain of Artemis) along with Andrew Baker from Quoile YC along with Lizzie Foreman and Jack Trigger are on their way to challenge the Length of Britain record.

Follow their progress live: Click Here

Storm at RS Elite Nationals

RUYC Club News
3/8/2017

Congratulations to Stephen Polly, John Gunning and David Kelso on their 7th place in a fleet of over 30 at the RS Elite National Championships held last month at Hayling Island Sailing Club.  With the top six places going to host club boats, Storm was the leading Irish boat one place ahead of the Brien/Loughead crew in KIN from Royal North of Ireland YC. (Library photo)

Dun Laoghaire Regatta Success

RUYC Club News
10/7/2017

Several Royal Ulster and Ballyholme boats were competing at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta last week.  Click on the article title above for the result summary

RUYC Ladies' Race

RUYC Club News
28/6/2017

The Royal Ulster YC Ladies' Race

 

Cruising Association of Ireland Visit to Bangor

RUYC Club News
22/6/2017

The Cruising Association of Ireland is visitng Belfast Lough in July and will be welcomed to RUYC as part of their trip.

Lipton Cup Update

RUYC Club News
13/6/2017

Congratulations to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on retaining the Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Cup in Bermuda.  Good luck and great racing for the final challenge from all at RUYC.

Round the Lough Series 2017

RUYC Club News
20/5/2017

Results for the Round the Lough Series are now on Results Central

Club Racing 2017

RUYC Club News
6/5/2017

Club racing on Thursday was a light weather damp affair but two rounds of a fairly short course were sailed.

Good luck everyone and enjoy your racing at RUYC this year.

Quiz Finale

RUYC Club News
7/4/2017

Many thanks to Jim and Barbara Coffey for the great series of quizzes over the last few months.

New Ship Sails up to the Club

RUYC Club News
7/4/2017

Our new ship has docked at Royal Ulster Yacht Club and is waiting for its new crew to climb aboard. With sun forecast for Saturday and our Grand National event on, why not call in!  Special Grand National Menu.  For more details see: Grand National Race Day at RUYC

 

Cruising News

RUYC Club News
27/3/2017

A relaxed informal meeting reflecting the ethos of those 'cruising minded' persons present was enjoyed by just under 20 attendees.

Cruising Calendar 2017

RUYC Club News
20/1/2017

RUYC outline Cruising Calendar 2017

 

Bridge

RUYC Club News
2/9/2016

If any members are interested in getting back into this very sociable activity at the Club please get in touch with Freddie McNair.

Storm Success at RS Elite Nationals

RUYC Club News
25/7/2016

Congratulations to Storm, first Irish boat and third overall at RS Elite National Championships