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.

Where have they gone? - This Month in History at RUYC


A few snippets from Ed Wheeler's Pictorial History of the Club.



Update and request for member action for the RUYC App

RIB Run 2017 Change of Date


For details of the 2017 RIB Run to Portpatrick and to register interest in attending click on the article title above.

TCK @RUYC - Menus


TCK - Tom Corran's Kitchen  @RUYC

The Bistro and Dinner menus are now on the Dining pages of the web site.  Bistro is available at lunchtime and early evening but the Chef will endeavour to be flexible in meeting individual wishes.

For Menus - Click Here but remember to keep an eye out on our social media outlets for Dailiy Specials.

Further Amendment: Round the Lough Races


Amendment to Sailing Instructions for Round the Lough Races 4-6

In amendment of Sailing Instruction 5.2

The Scheduled time of the First Warning Signal will be 13.25

In amendment of Saling Instruction 14

The time limit for all races is 16.30

Storm at RS Elite Nationals


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


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

Round the Lough Series 2017 - Race 6 of 6

26/8/2017 11:55 - 16:00

Race 6 in a series of Round the Lough Races open to Classes: IRC Unrestricted, Sigma 33, Restricted Sail Class (NHC & CYCA) and BLQTC (Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class)

Portpatrick Race (NI Offshore Point Race 4)

2/9/2017 - 3/9/2017
RUYC start line to finish in Portpatrick

Portpatrick Race - (NI Offshore Points Series 2017 Race 4)

Classes: Unrestricted (IRC &/or NHC), Restricted (CYCA &/or NHC) and Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class (NHC)

Day passage race fnishing in Portpatrick and linking in with the RUYC Cruise in Company

Bank Holiday Sunday Jazz

27/8/2017 15:30 - 18:30

with The Ivan Black Trio

Summer Fete

28/8/2017 12:00 - 20:00

Summer Fete in conjunction with Ballyholme YC

Quiz Night

14/9/2017 19:30
Gloucester Room

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.

Cruise in Company - Isle of Man & Portpatrick

25/8/2017 - 3/9/2017
Isle of Man, Portpatrick

The approaching weekend Friday 25th August 2017 sees the commencement of our Cruise in Company to Peel for the Classic and Vintage motorcycle events along with Portpatrick the following weekend.

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race 2017


The Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race started from RUYC line on Friday and finished early on Saturday morning off Portpatrick.

Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class Super Series


What a fabulous three races we had today at RUYC for the first in the Belfast Lough Quarter Ton Class Super Series. 

'Swagman' - Summer Cruise 2017


To read Swagman's cruising log here

Strangford Lough August 2015


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


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