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Committee Dinner - 50 year Membership

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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

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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!

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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 


Vendee2020Vision Length of Britain Challenge

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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

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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

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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

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The Royal Ulster YC Ladies' Race


Cruising Association of Ireland Visit to Bangor

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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

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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

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

Club Racing 2017

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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

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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

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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

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

Cruising Calendar 2017

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RUYC outline Cruising Calendar 2017



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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

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

HRH Princess Royal Visits Club

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The Club were delighted to welcome HRH Princess Anne to the Club at the RYA NI lunch to celebrate our 150th Aniversary.

New Dining Arrangements

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 New menu and catering arrangements to take effect from Tuesday 5th April. 


Welcome to Gary Bell, our new caterer

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We are delighted to welcome to the Club, Gary Bell who together with his talented team is taking over the catering from Coastal Cuisine on Friday, 8th January, 2016.

Originally trained by Robbie Millar at the Michelin star Shanks Restaurant, Bangor, Gary moved to New York to follow his culinary dream and worked in internationally acclaimed restaurants including Bayard’s and Vertigo in New York and the prestigious Thornton’s restaurant in Dublin.


150th Anniversary Events

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A brief outline of some of the events which will be taking place at RUYC in 2016 to mark our 150th Anniversary

Outport Members' 150th Anniversary Dinner

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RUYC 150-Year Celebrations – London-based Function for Outport Associates

The Club has provisionally agreed with the Royal Thames Yacht Club to hold a function on either Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th June 2016 at which Outport Associates can gather to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the formation of Royal Ulster Yacht Club. This would probably be for Lunch on whichever date shows the greatest response, but Dinner might also be considered.



Adventure with the Clipper Fleet for Chris

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Congratulations to Club Member Chris Hawthorne and the crew of Derry-Lodonderry-Doire who have  finished Leg 3 of the Clipper Race - Cape Town to Albany.  They crossed the finish line at 1732 hours local yesterday in second place.