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.

Cruising Questionnaire


If you are interested in cruising and would like to join in with RUYC Cruises in Company and other activities please let us know your preferences by completing the on-line survey via this link.  This questionnaire is for members and non-members, sailing cruisers and motor cruisers.



Potential Learn to Swing Dance Classes


Would you be interested?

New Autumn Menus


Chef Gary Bell has introduced some tempting new menus to mark the start of the autumn season.

Read full article

Club History Book


The launch of Ed Wheeler's history of the Club was on 30th November.  Copies of the book can purchased on-line from this web site - just navigate to the Club Shop and Click on RUYC Book Shop



RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course


RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

This course was only partly completed due to adverse weather conditions.  It will be finalised later this year if possible.  If you would like to take this Level 2 course, please contact the Sailing Secretary.  sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk

The Club are running a Level 2 Powerboat Course on 5th & 6th November. For full details or to register please contact the Sailing Secretary. mailto:sailingsecretary@ruyc.co.uk?subject=Powerboat Course

Flowers in RUYC


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

Cruising Calendar 2017


RUYC outline Cruising Calendar 2017


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..

Club Night Talk - Matt Mc Govern on the Rio Olympics

25/1/2017 20:30
RUYC Gloucester Room

Matt Mc Govern on the Rio Olympics and what it takes to be on the top of your game and health.

Day at the Races - Down Royal

RUYC and Down Royal

Join us for an exciting day out at Down Royal Races.

Click on event title for further details.

Randox Wellness Weekend

4/2/2017 12:00 - 5/2/2017 15:00
Lipton Room

Randox are offering all members free testing

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.

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.


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.