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.

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.  

Members' Boat List


Boat owning members are requested to advise the Hon Sailing Secretary, Robin McKelvey, if they have bought a new boat or sold one on the current RUYC list.  You can see the current list by clicking on this link: Members' Boat List.  Please also advise if your details need to be amended.


Sailing Programme 2017


The 2017 Sailing Programe is available to view now by clicking Here.  Please note that further events may be added and that event documentation will be added.  On-line event entry will also be added for racing events.  For details of the Cruising Calendar, please follow this link: Cruising Calendar

Cruising Logs - Closing Date for Submission


Please have your Cruising Logs submitted to the Club Office by 16th March.  Electronic format on pen drive or CD is preferred but traditional paper versions also acceptable.  Guest Judge at the Cruising Dinner on 1st April is Norman Kean. 

Find out more information here.

Regional Race Officer Course


A course that may be of interest to members who would like to get more involved in race management at RUYC - and beyond!

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.



Cruising News


A relaxed informal meeting reflecting the ethos of those 'cruising minded' persons present was enjoyed by just under 20 attendees.

Motor Cruising Meeting Details


RUYC Motor Cruising Section Meeting

Open discussion for 2017 Cruising Season

Back Bar RUYC Saturday 25th March 1830hrs

Rollins Insurance Spring Series 2017

23/4/2017 10:00 - 1/5/2017 00:00

Racing in the Rollins Insurance Spring Series will take place on Sunday 23rd April (races 1 & 2), Saturday 29th April (race 3 combined with Opening Day) and Sunday 30th April (races 4 & 5.)

Glenarm Race

6/5/2017 - 7/5/2017
RUYC to Glenarm

Glenarm Race - (NI Offshore Points Series 2017 Race 1)

Day passage race to Glenarm linking up with the RUYC Cruise in Company

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.  Race documentation will be possted here as soon as it is published.

RUYC Cruising Dinner

1/4/2017 19:30

Enter your log to be judged,or just come along to be entertained by your fellow yachters' exploits.

Quiz Night

6/4/2017 20:00
RUYC - Gloucester Room

Join us for our series of quiz nights at RUYC with prizes to be won. There is a small entry fee of £2 per player with surplus funds going to the Lifeboat.

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.

RUYC Cruising Dinner and Award of Log Trophies

1/4/2017 19:00 - 23:59
RUYC Dining Room and Bar

The Annual Cruising Dinner and Award of Log Trophies will be on Saturday 1st April this year.

Please have your logs submitted to the Club Office, preferrably in electronic format, but in writing as well by 16th March.


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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