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 Christmas 2014

Christmas is always a magical time of year and we hope all Members get a chance to enjoy the Club.
Christmas lunches are in full swing and we still have some availability for Saturday 21st December Dinner.

We wish all our Members and guests every Good Wish for Christmas and the New Year.
Please see our opening hours over Christmas here.

New Years Eve Black Tie Ball

Ring in the New Year in the Club with our Annual Black Tie New Years Eve Ball. €45pp and includes 4 course dinner, sparkling wine at midnight and DJ till late!! The Dining Room is fully booked but we still have a availability for the Drawing Room.

Book now 

RIYC Annual Charity Race - Sunday 28th December 2014

Please join us for the RIYC Annual Charity Race on Sunday 28th December 2014 in aid of the RNLI.                                           Notice of Race   Online entry is available here
Entry Fee:(minimum donation) €30.00 (includes temporary membership of Royal Irish Y.C.). But we would suggest minimum €5 per person on board as a reasonable contribution. Warning Signal 10:55, Preparatory Signal  10:56, Start Signal 11:00. . The prizes will be presented in the Wet Bar apres sail where a hot dish will be available for all at €5 per serving.

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.

Sailing News

 The Beneteau 50, Mermaid IV , RIYC Member, (Seamus Fitzpatrick) emerged as overall winner for the second year running, only narrowly beating the Mustang 30, Peridot by half a point. In third place was the Poolbeg based J109 Wakey Wakey on 66 nett points. 

Windfall Blasts Into Grenada
Southern Wind 94, Windfall, skippered by Fabrizio Oddone and sailed by a crew that includes several Russians, crossed the finish line of the 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada at 14:53:48 UTC on Thursday 11th December 2014 with an elapsed time of 11 days, 04 hours, 53 minutes and 48 seconds. The powerful and impressive 94ft Maxi is the probable winner of IRC Zero.

RIYC Sailor Michael Boyd Named RORC Commodore in London

Michael Boyd has been elected Commodore of UK's top offshore racing body, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). Mr Boyd, a skipper in this year's winning Irish Commodore's Cup team, is only the second Irish sailor to lead the London club in its 89–year–history.