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.

Teng Tools Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta 25th June 2016

It was a super day of sailing at the Teng Tools RIYC Regatta 2016
Fresh from the Round Ireland and the ICRA's; RIYC boats put on a fine show for the Club's Regatta held on Saturday, June 25th. With over 160 boats entered, it was an exciting day of racing. Wow, Lively Lady, Act Two, Bon Exemple, and Rockabill VI were just some of the boats taking the top spots.  
See the results and photos here
Photo Gallery
The Flag Officers and Committee would like to thank the Sponsors, Competitors, Race Officials, Visitors and Volunteers for making this another great Club Regatta


It's been a jammed packed schedule in the sailing calendar for the past couple of weeks. With the SB20's being held in Mayo sailing Club in mid-June, our own (Ger Dempsey, Blair
Stanaway, Chris Nolan & Maeve Judge) winning their first regional championship.

Next, we had the ICRA National Championships; with 17 boats entered from RIYC we were bound to lead the pack. On the winners podium, we had John Maybury's Joker 2, Ken Lawless and Sybil McCormack on Cartoon, Barry Cunningham and Jonathan Skerritt on Quest, Paul Colton on Cri Cri and Colin Byrnes Bon Exemple.
A fine show from all our competitors.

Following that were delighted to welcome the competitors of the Volvo Round Ireland Race to the Club.
It was an exhilarating week tracking the progress of the race with highs and lows!
Congratulations to our Rear Commodore Sailing, Patrick Burke, and his fellow members Michael Boyd, Barry Hurley, and Paddy Boyd who came third overall.  Well done to all our members who entered; Joe Conway's Medicare, Paul O' Higgins Rockabill VI, David Simpson's Albireo, Barry Lyons Dear Prudence, Kuba Szymanski's Polished Manx 2, and of course Kenneth Rumball on INSS's Lynx.  See results here

From there it was straight into our own Teng Tools RIYC Club Regatta. With over 168 boats entered and a brisk wind on the day; it turned out to be yet another winners list dominated by RIYC members. See the winners list 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 to 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.

Land Sea Treasure Hunt 17th July

For all those ‘ADVENTURERS’ young and old please join us for a fantastic day out for all the family.

The inaugural RIYC Land/Sea Treasure Hunt will be held on

Sunday 17th July 2016!

Get booking here
Register at the Club at 1200 hrs to gather your team and clues.
See timetable for the day below