It gives me great pleasure as Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club to welcome you to the Club's website which I hope you will find informative and helpful. The Royal Irish Yacht Club is situated in a central location in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with excellent access and visiting sailors can be sure of a special welcome.

The Club was founded in 1831 and features the first purpose-built Yacht Clubhouse in the world - for the full Club History click here. The building is now a listed structure and retains to this day all its original architectural features combined with state of the art facilities for sailors both ashore and afloat.

RIYC ANNUAL GOLF OUTING - Friday, 31st March

The 20th Annual Golf Outing will take place at Elm Park Golf Club. The Perpetual Tierney Trophy will be awarded to the winning team. 4 Person Team Scramble, Lots of Prizes, Including Nearest the Pin, Best Nine, and Rookie prize for the best Member who has not played in the last 3 golf outings.Early booking of Tee times is advised.
 Date: Friday, 31st March
Time: Tee times 11.00 hrs to 12.45 hrs
Price: 75 for Golf and Dinner, dinner will be served at 20.00 hrs

Book Online here
Entries and inquires can also be taken in the Catering Office
Guests are welcome, Members’ table will be available, book with Catering


RIYC’s 1720s are currently undergoing a complete overhaul and will be in racing shape for April.  The club will be releasing the yachts for charter for the DBSC summer series and is seeking members and aspiring members who are competent sailors and helms to form two teams – one for those aged between 18 and 35, and another team of women.

This is a great opportunity to share the helming and other roles on the boat in a way not always possible for crew.  You will be joining the Sportsboats class, the newest class in Dublin Bay, racing against an expected entry of at least 10 privately owned 1720s and sportsboats as well as other club 1720s.

Interested?  Please contact Gill O’Connor on 0866011322 or as soon as possible.  I am hoping to arrange a meeting for those interested in mid-March to give you time to form teams and make plans for the season!

RIYC CRUISING TALK Thursday, 6th April 19.30 hrs

AUSTIN O'CARROLL, Paralympian, will present his talk
‘Sailing in the Paralympics, alongside the Favelas, Rio 2016’ 
Austin will talk about his journey to Rio with the Irish Paralympic Sailing Team. The role sailing played in his life, lessons learnt training for the Paralympics.  His work in inner city Dublin developing healthcare service for the deprived and marginalised                    
Supper will be served in the Dining Room afterwards, Members table available, €27 per person, guests welcome.
Reservations to Catering

RIYC MEMBERS DINNER - Friday, 21st April 19.30 hrs

Our Annual Black Tie Member’s Dinner 2017, is on Friday, 21 April. This annual dinner is a Club tradition that has been celebrated by members for many years.The evening commences with members gathering in the bar for drinks. The dinner gong is sounded at 20.30 hrs for members to proceed to the dining room, where there is free seating. This enables members to sit with and get to know other members.
The Commodore welcomes everyone and then dinner commences. The staff serves a traditional dinner that includes Golden-fried Whitebait, Kidney Soup, Fillet of Beef, and not to forget the RIYC cheese plate with Stilton, or some more modern choices, see the full menu here a truly enjoyable evening is to be had by all.

The Commodore hopes you will be able to attend this dinner and that member’s new and not so new continue this wonderful Royal Irish tradition.

To reserve your seat, please write your name down on the board in the hall, or contact the Catering Office on 2809452 ext 1, or by email here, dinner is €45 per person.