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.



Update and request for member action for the RUYC App

RIB Run 2017


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

Campbeltown Race


Downloadable Notice of Race and Entry Form and Sailing Instructions and Declaration Form and now available on the event's page.

On-line entry also available froa link on athe event page.

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

Round the Lough Race Series 2017


RUYC are running a seeries of Round the Lough Races in May, June and August.

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

RUYC Ladies' Race


The Royal Ulster YC Ladies' Race


Campbeltown Race 2017

28/7/2017 - 30/7/2017
RUYC start line to finish in Campbeltown

Campbeltown - (NI Offshore Points Series 2017 Race 3)

Overnight race finishing in Campbeltown

Click on the event title above for on-line entry and event documents.

Round the Lough Series 2017 - Race 5 of 6

19/8/2017 11:55 - 16:00

Race 5 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)

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)

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.

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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