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.

Regatta Day Information


Full information for the Sail Past and Sailing Instuctions for the Templeton Robinson Regatta Day are on the Sailing Events Pages of our web site.  Click Here


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.

Yoga Classes


Proposed Yoga Classes at Royal Ulster Yacht Club

We are exploring the possibility of holding yoga classes at Royal Ulster Yacht Club.  We are considering holding the classes on Monday evenings. The classes are open to all members. Please complete this questionnaire and we shall keep you updated accordingly.

Cruising Association of Ireland Visit to Bangor


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


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.

Club Racing - Early Series - Race 8 of 9 (Completed)

22/6/2017 19:00 - 21:30
RUYC Start Line

Club Racing for Classes listed in the RUYC Sailing Programme 2017

The Early Series consists of 9 races

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race

23/6/2017 - 24/6/2017
RUYC start line to finish in Portpatrick

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race - (NI Offshore Points Series 2017 Race 2)

Overnight race round Ailsa Craig finishing in Portpatrick

Club Racing - Early Series - Race 9 of 9

29/6/2017 19:00 - 21:30
RUYC Start Line

Club Racing for Classes listed in the RUYC Sailing Programme 2017

The Early Series consists of 9 races

The Early Series Prize Giving will be held at RUYC as soon as possible after racing on the night.

Templeton Robinson Regatta Night Social

1/7/2017 18:30 - 23:00

Early evening BBQ 18.30 to 20.30

Evening music from 19.30 to 22.30

Smart casual dress

Come along and enjoy a fun day

12th July Family Day

12/7/2017 15:00 - 22:00

12th July Family games day plus...

Music on lawn by The Ruth Jennings Trio 15.30 to 18.30

BBQ 17.00 to 19.30 £10pp

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.

Cruising Association of Ireland Visit

3/7/2017 12:00 - 5/7/2017 12:00
RUYC and Bangor

Over the first week in July a fleet of 13 boats from the Cruising Association of Ireland will visit Belfast Lough. They will be in Bangor from Monday 3rd till the morning of Wednesday 5th when they will head to Belfast. Cruising Convenor David Meeke and Betty Armstrong have put together some events for the crews.

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. 

Glenarm Cruise In Company


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

'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.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter or view the latest edition online (new)...

Click here

Website Update

We invite you to start exploring and hope you enjoy visiting our new website.

If you have any comments, additions or corrections, please email our website administrator, Fiona Hicks.