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.

RUYC 150th Anniversary

On-Line Sailing Event Entry


On-line Sailing Event Entry is now available on our web site.  To enter the Todd Navigation portpatrick Race follow this link:


Titanic Proms Tickets


Could any member with surplus tickets for the Titanic Proms email David Meeke as those RUYC members not attending the ICC rally at Ardglass may wish to attend the Titanic Concert on 10th September

email David Meeke at cruisingconvenor@ruyc.uk

Thank You

Quiz Nights 2016

  • 15th September
  • 20th  October
  • 17th November

There will be a prize each night for the winning team.

Sigma Championship Photographs


Aquaventusphoto were out on the water and ashore taking some great photos of the Sigma 33 action last weekend.

You can view the photos and order copies via their Facebook page:


Dining Room and Booking


As the Dining Room and Bars are very busy at present, especially at weekends, members are advised to book in advance to ensure they can be accommodated.  Members are also requested to arrive at the Club on time so as not to delay service.  Click on the heading above for up to date service times.

List of Boat Owners


The Saiing Secretary maintains a list of Boat Owners in the Club and it is important that this is kept up to date.

Southampton Boat Show Discount Tickets


Once again through the auspices of Betty Armstrong you are able to book tickets to Southampton Boat Show at a special Clubs' discount price

Storm Success at RS Elite Nationals


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

Todd Navigation Portpatrick Race

3/9/2016 10:00

For Classes: IRC, CYCA (Unrestricted) and NIRKRA (NHC)

Online entry now available.

The Swing Gals

28/8/2016 15:00 - 18:00
RUYC Front Lawn

Book with Chef Gary for Traditional roast Sunday Lunch


Indian Themed Night

14/9/2016 19:00 - 23:00

Book early with Chef Gary on 02891465002 to avoid disappointment as these nights are very popular.

Quiz Nights - First Quiz

15/9/2016 19:00

There will be a prize each night for the winning team.


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 Anniversary Range of Clothing is available with the 150th Anniversary logo. View the range online soon, or call in to the clubhouse to order.

Bank Holiday & Cruise in Company

30/1/2099 - 4/9/2016
Isle of Man and Portpatrick

Bank Holiday and Portpatrick Race cruising details

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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