Commodore's Welcome

It gives me great pleasure as Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club to welcome you to the Club's web site 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.

RIYC Sailing Awards Saturday 31st January

The Royal Irish Sailing Awards will be held in the Club on Saturday 31st January 2015 . This will be a wonderful evening and gives us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our fellow members throughout the year and to celebrate that January is over!!!

The format of this event is an informal evening which starts with pre-dinner drinks at 7.30pm followed by supper in the Wet Bar and then the presentation of the awards.

We would be delighted if all Members would attend by booking a table for their crew, family and friends, or come on their own and  join a “Club” table.

Please contact the Catering Office to make a reservation 2809452 Ext1 or email

Supper €25.00 per head.

RIYC Member Michael D'Alton to be honoured by France

The RIYC Member and war veteran will tomorrow be honoured by the country he helped liberate. The awarding of the Legion d'Honneur by France is not just for Michael's personal heroism, but to mark the contribution of all the Irish who took part in Operation Overlord.
Read full article here

ISA Strategic Plan

There will be an explanatory meeting in the Royal St George Yacht Club on Wednesday 21st January at 7:00pm, for anyone who wishes to attend.

Download plan here 

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Invite


On behalf of the “four Waterfront Clubs” I have great pleasure in inviting you to join us for the
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 for great racing and a lively social scene with a festival atmosphere and fun for all ashore. We are following our well proven format of four days of racing commencing on the afternoon of Thursday 9th, and finishing Sunday afternoon 12th July.

Cruising Talk Thursday 5th February

This is an intriguing topic and, with all the maritime aspects, particularly interesting to members familiar with Baltimore and Kinsale. We can promise you that it will be lively and never dull. There will be  a general intro on coastal piracy in those areas - some rollicking good stories there - before talking about the 1631 pirate slave raid on Baltimore and the captives' experiences as slaves in North Africa, before devoting the second half of my talk to the dramatic 100- day siege at Kinsale that followed the Spanish invasion in 1601, which is the subject of Des Ekins latest book The Last Armada .

Sailing News

Following on from DBSC's successful Turkey Shoot Cruiser series the Dublin Bay organisers have unveiled the Spring Chicken Series, running from 1st February to 8th March. It's a series of six races that does not impact on St. Patrick's weekend holidays.

see here