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.


Join us for a very special night of music. Why not gather friends and family to listen to a beautiful duet on the Terrace if weather allows or in the Drawing Room if not.

We are delighted to welcome Luke Rynne Cullen and Matt Rafter to the Club for this very special event, where we will be entertained with a melody of Classical and Jazz pieces, from 19.30hrs.

If you wish to dine, supper will be available in the Dining Room afterwards at €30.00, see Menu.  All Members and their guests are invited.


A great day was had at the RIYC Junior Regatta, it was a super day of fun sailing, despite the changeable weather.  
More fun was had back on dry land with a Deck Party in the afternoon. 

The Commodore and Flag Officers would like to thank the Sponsors - Lansdowne Partnership, Race Officers, Volunteers and helpers and of course to all the Competitors, very well done to you all.
See story from afloat here
See Results


The Membership Committee are now taking applications for the next Members Ballot in September.  Membership applications are available from the Club Secretary, applications need to be in for approval by the Friday 5th August 2016.  If you have any enquiries about Membership, you can contact the Secretary here

The countdown to the Olympics begins..

Only a short time to go until the start of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

 Andrea and Saskia have spent the last two months competing at international regattas in both Rio and Europe to specifically focus on racing with the other 49er FX Olympic representatives. It has been a very intense few weeks with very little rest and time at home. The hard work and sacrifices paid off in July at the 49er FX European Championships in Barcelona where Andrea and Saskia secured Ireland a top ten result ( 9th) on the European rankings. Their performance on the last day scoring a 3,1,2 let them finish the season with great confidence and their PB rest of the campaign so far.