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

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.

IRC Spinlock Start Up Scheme


RORC are offering UK Clubs a discount on IRC Application Fees 

Scottish Dancing


RUYC Scottish dancing class begins on Monday 14thSeptember at 8.00pm.

Storm Success at RS Elite Nationals


Congratulations to Storm, first Irish boat and third overall at RS Elite National Championships

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race


Please note the Ailsa Craig Race scheduled to start at 2000hrs on Friday 10th June has been postponed.
The race will now be run on Friday 12th August.

Feedwell Late Series Points Racing

28/7/2016 19:00 - 22:00

The Feedwell Late Series points continues on Thursday evenings until 8th September

Campbelltown Race

29/7/2016 20:00 - 30/7/2016 16:00

The Campbelltown Race is part of the Northern Ireland Offshore Points Series

Todd Navigation Ailsa Craig Race

12/8/2016 20:00 - 13/8/2016 18:00
Royal Ulster Yacht Club

On line entry for Ailsa Craig is now open

Blues on the Lawn

6/8/2016 15:00 - 18:00

Music by The Riviera Trio, Ice Cream Cart, Entertainment for Children

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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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.