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.

Annual Pursuit Race Friday 2nd September

Entry for the 2016 RIYC Annual Pursuit Race is now open.

Online notice of race & entry form can be found here
Download NOR & entry form here

Dinner will be served at 20.00hrs, priced at €25.00 per person.
Bookings can be made with the Catering Office here.
View the menu

A GLOBAL ODYSSEY Thursday 15th September

Enda O’Coineen will give a talk on his extraordinary ATLANTIC adventures in 2015 and taking (much to his surprise) the first ever Irish podium position in the World Championship Ocean Master Race from the Caribbean to France finishing in the Bay of Biscay storms last December.

Enda will also talk about his preparations for the Vendee Globe around the World race which starts from France on the 6th November.  It is a non-stop, singlehanded race that has been described as the 'Everest of the Seas'. In addition to being a personal Odyssey and "Bucket list" to do adventure, Enda is also using his participation to promote and develop the ATLANTIC Youth Trust Charity to connect youth with the ocean, the maritime and adventure.

All Members and friends are invited to come along and view Kilcullen Team Ireland, the 60ft yacht which will be alongside the RIYC this coming SUNDAY 4th September from 1100 hrs to 1430 hrs, this most unusual and impressive craft has been fitted out for singlehanded sailing.

The following day she departs Dun Laoghaire for France and a final period in the yard in preparation for the Vendee Globe.

Supper will be served in the Dining Room after the talk, price €27.00 per person book here

See more about the Vendee Globe here

Congratulations to our Olympians

On behalf of the Members & Staff, the Flag Officers would like to extend their huge congratulations to our Olympians;

  Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey

on their tremendous achievement of placing 12th in the 49er FX class in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Welcome home girls, you have made us proud.


From Saturday 13th August we will be launching a brand new menu list for our Saturday evening BBQ.

Items on the menu list will include;
Stuffed whole sea bream
Butterfly leg of lamb
Tiger prawns on a lemongrass skewer
Cajun marinated pork belly, and
Sirloin steak

Go on treat your nearest and dearest to a special Saturday evening dinner, and hopefully mother nature will play along and grant us some sunshine too!