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.

SB20 Northern Championships


Event documents now available to download.  On-line entry is now available via the event web page.

Event Details

Changes in Catering at the Club


There will be a change in catering arrangements at the Club from 11th June 2017.

Round the Lough Race Series 2017


RUYC are running a seeries of Round the Lough Races in May, June and August.

Glenarm Race


Glenarm Race, one of the NI Offshore Points Series, race documents and other information available on the Race page.

Go to Glenarm Race

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.

Handicap Update Reminder


Boat owners are reminded that in order to calculate their race results an up to date handicap appropriate for the class they are racing in is required.  

Round the Lough Series 2017


Results for the Round the Lough Series are now on Results Central

Club Racing 2017


Club racing on Thursday saw another lightish night but with fresh squalls coming off the Bangor shore.

Good luck everyone and enjoy your racing at RUYC this year.

Club Racing - Early Series - Race 4 of 9

25/5/2017 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

SB20 Northern Championships

27/5/2017 - 28/5/2017
Royal Ulster Yacht Club

RUYC are delighted to be hosting the SB20 Northern Championships this year.

Club Racing - Early Series - Race 5 of 9

1/6/2017 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

Ivan Black Trio

28/5/2017 15:00 - 18:00

Sunday Jazz

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.

Anvil Trophy Inter Club Match Racing


Match racing returned to Bangor on 16th April with four teams competing for the Anvil Trophy

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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