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

RYANI Annual Awards 2016


The RYANI are holding their 2016 Annual Awards at the Club on Friday 11th November 2016.

As the Awards Ceremony is being held in the Dining Room the Gloucester Room will be available for normal dining on that night.

We hope this does not cause any inconvenience to Members.

Flowers in RUYC


Join the flower group and help make our members and guests happy!

On-Line Sailing Event Entry


On-line Sailing Event Entry is now available.

Quiz Nights 2016



  • 20th  October
  • 17th November

There will be a prize each night for the winning team.  Start time 8.00pm

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.

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..



If any members are interested in getting back into this very sociable activity at the Club please get in touch with Freddie McNair.

Prize Giving Night

4/11/2016 19:30

The Annual Prize Giving Dinner - Black Tie Further details to follow

Club Night Talk

5/10/2016 20:30
Gloucester Room, Royal Ulster Yacht Club

Come along and hear our club night talk...

Clipper Round the World

 “The Warden Whip” Race by Chris Hawthorn and Christina Cunningham

Back Bar Music - Lauren Cheshire

14/10/2016 20:30
RUYC Back Bar

Come along have a meal  listen to Lauren and have an extended enjoyable evening

Italian Theme Night

19/10/2016 19:30

Book early with Chef Gary on 028 9146 5002 to avoid disappointment as these nights are very popular.

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.

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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