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 CINE CLUB - Wednesday, 22nd February

The next film in the RIYC Cine Club Season is Double Indemnity directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G Robinson. Double Indemnity is a film-noir and classic in which an insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
The film will be screened on Wednesday 22 February in the drawing room at 8.15pm and attendance is free to all members and their guests. Pre-screening supper €20 main course and a glass of wine available from 19.00hrs. Reservations to catering.  

BATTLE OF THE CHEFS Thursday, 23rd February 19.30 hrs

Join us for this terrific RIYC Battle of the Chefs event, if last year’s event was anything to go by, it’s not to be missed. 
Two Members go head to head for the prestigious Battle of the Chefs Trophy. Bernice Duffy & Philip Sherry will compete with their individual menus. 
Come along and support them!! 
Book with Catering Here, dinner €35 per person, guests welcome, Member's table available

ISA Level 1 Race Officers Course – Tuesday, 28th March & Tuesday 4th April, 1900-2200 hrs

Jack Roy, DBSC Principal Race Officer and ISA Director of Racing, is organising an ISA Race Officer Level 1 Course which will be run over 2 evenings – Tuesday March 28th and Tuesday April 4th in the National Yacht Club from 1900 to 2200.

The course is a basic introductory course and is the first step on the road to becoming a Local Race Officer with the ISA. Each course participant will receive a certificate and this is the first step on the ISA Race Officers Pathway programme.
Having successfully completed the course participants will be permitted to use the ISA Passport system which is an online logbook that records progress through the 5 disciplines of race management.

Jack will include some material specific to DBSC race management procedures and requirements. We would like to encourage anybody interested in race management to attend the course. For those who already have some experience it is an opportunity to complete the first step of the Race Officer Pathway programme.

The cost of the course is €20. You can register and pay online via the following link on the ISA website.

If you require any further information please contact Sarah-Louise Rossiter, ISA, email, or Ann Kirwan, DBSC, email


The Membership Committee are actively seeking new Members. If you have family, friends or colleagues who are interested in joining RIYC, now is the time to get in touch.
The Secretary is on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have and of course can supply you with the necessary paperwork. Contact her by e-mail HERE or by telephone on 01-2809452 ext. 2