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

150th Anniversary Events Catering Arrangements


Members are encouraged to come and enjoy ALL events

Regatta Day 150th Anniversary Sailpast


There will be a special Sailpast on Saturday 25th June on the morning of the Templeton Robinson Regatta.  Full instructions are available by clicking here.


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.

Website Update


We are delighted to share our newly redesigned website, with a new enhanced look and navigation experience.

Gala Dinner Time



Gala Dinner arrangements for members

New Dining Arrangements


 New menu and catering arrangements to take effect from Tuesday 5th April. 


Summer Style from The Square (Completed)

29/6/2016 19:30 - 23:00
RUYC Marquee

Summer Style with Victoria Square, Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm

150th Anniversary Gala Dinner

1/7/2016 19:00 - 2/7/2016 00:00
Event Marquee RUYC

150th Anniversary Gala Formal Dinner to be held in the Event Marquee

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Dress: Formal

Guest Speakers: Mr David Lindsay and Mr Winkie Nixon, 

Randox Health Petanque Tournament Heats

12/7/2016 14:00 - 17:00

Come along and enjoy playing petanque, that traditinal French game with boules.

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.

Anniversary Cruising Weekend


The Cruising Weekend kicks off with the 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner as cruising boats arrive in Bangor from around the British Isles.

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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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.