Royal Ulster Yacht Club was established in 1866 and boasts an enviable location on an elevated site overlooking Bangor Bay with views to the Co Antrim shore and north and east to the Mull of Kintyre, Arran and Ailsa Craig.

With relatively sheltered waters RUYC runs a full programme of racing each year from Easter right through to October and there are several Cruises in Company to destinations in Ireland and Scotland.

Throughout the year we organise a variety of Social Functions from Club Night Talks to Scottish Dancing, from RYA Training Courses to Festive Dinners and Dances.

The Club welcomes visitors from all round the world including visiting yachtsmen and women moored in the nearby Quay Marinas Bangor Marina.

Club History Book


The launch of Ed Wheeler's history of the Club was on 30th November.  Copies of the book can purchased on-line from this web site - just navigate to the Club Shop and Click on RUYC Book Shop



Club Office Early Closing


Members, the Club Office will be closing at 1.00pm from Monday 5th to Monday 12th December..

Messages can be left on the answering service on 028 9127 0568

New Autumn Menus


Chef Gary Bell has introduced some tempting new menus to mark the start of the autumn season.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course


RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

This course was only partly completed due to adverse weather conditions.  It will be finalised later this year if possible.  If you would like to take this Level 2 course, please contact the Sailing Secretary.  sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk

The Club are running a Level 2 Powerboat Course on 5th & 6th November. For full details or to register please contact the Sailing Secretary. mailto:sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk?subject=Powerboat Course

AGM Dinner Tickets - On-line purchase


Tickets to the Annual General Meeting Dinner can now be purchased on-line.

Go to the function page via this link: AGM Dinner Tickets

Christmas Floral Decoration Classes


'Fun, friendship and flowers'

Would you like to make beautiful flower arrangements to decorate your home at Christmas?  If so,  Heather White an experienced  florist and lecturer will take classes on 5th, 12th and 19th December  from 7.00 - 9.30 in the Gloucester Room. You can attend as many of the classes as you want and each evening you will create two different arrangements.  Click on the image for more details

RNLI Christmas Shop Open at Bosun Bobs


Bosun Bob's Chandlery,
2 Quay Street Bangor


John Simms - Lands End to John O'Groats


John Simms has recently completed his cycling challenge from Lands End to John O'Groats in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Read John's message here..

Christmas Dinner

10/12/2016 19:30

Christmas Dinner Function with dancing to Klass


Christmas Buffet Dinner Dance

17/12/2016 19:30

19.30 for 20.00 sharp. Music by The Diesel Drinkers

Children’s Party

18/12/2016 14:30 - 16:30

Face painting, Balloon modelling, Bubble blowing, Games

Children to be booked with the Club Office by Monday 12th December please remember to include the child's age.

Santa presents to be left with the Club Office by Friday 16th December clearly marked with the child's name.  Value limit £10.

RUYC Dining

Royal Ulster Yacht Club offers one of the best venues in Northern Ireland for formal and casual dining experiences with unrivalled setting and views over Belfast Lough.


Club Merchandice

The Clubs Range of Clothing is available to view online, please call in to the clubhouse to order.

Glenarm Cruise In Company


The Race/Cruise in Company to Glenarm over the weekend 7th - 8th May was enjoyed by all those who attended.

Rollins Insurance Spring Series


Day Two of the Rollins Insurance Spring Series at RUYC

Strangford Lough August 2015


RUYC and ICC Cruise in Company 28th - 31st AUGUST 2015.

A Danish Rhapsody


A two week rally on Faustina II, our much loved Bowman 40.


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