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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 Groups Coffee Morning Saturday 1st November


Would you like to take up a hobby or interest this winter? Outdoor or Indoor? You are invited to attend our open morning for members to meet some of the organisers of our groups. (Sailing, bridge, walking, cycling, books, technology Q&A, dancing or art). Please join us at 11am when there will be complimentary tea, coffee and scones.

Bermuda Triangle and the Wolfhound II Thursday 6th November

Cruising Talk & Supper.  Alan has offered to share the story of how Wolfhound II was abandoned in atrocious weather off Bermuda in February 2013. This is the first time the full story will have been told. 

Excerpt from Winkie Nixon’s Afloat article:    By now they were getting into very bad weather again with huge seas and rising winds, and on Day 5 (Wednesday February 6th) the furled headsail (it was the Number 4) was simply shredded by the strength of the wind despite being rolled. But conditions had eased enough the following day to get the remains down and cleared from the forestay.

Despite everything, they were getting near Bermuda, for even with their problems they had averaged 5.5 knots from Connecticut. But the weather was once again deteriorating  . . . .
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Next Supper Club - Friday 7th November

Friday 7th November is our next Supper Club
event taking place off-site.
Coach to mystery warehouse location leaving
RIYC at 7.30pm sharp. Returning to RIYC at
11.30pm approx.
Dress casual - it's a warehouse!

Sailing News - October & November

RIYC Backing Youth Sailing - see here 
Irish put home yachts in Middle Sea podium frame
After a torrid 24hours of storm force winds and big seas, two Maltese yachts look set to claim podium positions in the Middle Sea Race this morning — with the help of Irish crews. Former double-handed class winners Barry Hurley and Andy Boyle, along with Fireballer Kenny Rumball and Philip Connor, finished second overall on the XP44 Xpact, while Brian Flahive and Liam Coyne — who is to talk about their Round Britain & Ireland exploits next month — earned J-boat Otra Vez third place. 

Well done Paul Keane and Colin Galavan who took part in the
Laser Masters. The guys did great and Colin Galavan won the Silver Fleet in the standard apprentice accompanied by Paul Keane is his inaugural Masters World debut sailing among  the elite of Olympian  sailors. 


The Turkey Shoot is starting soon.  If you need crew please get in touch with Adult Sailing as there are some keen sailors from the programme who wish to sail this Winter. Thanks to Dublin Bay Sailing Club, any boat that takes a novice will get a 2% discount on their handicap.

Please contact   adultsailing@riyc.ie


Titanic Evening Thursday 13th November



With Guest speaker Susie Millar, Susie worked at UTV from 1990 to 2008, reporting for Six Tonight and UTV Live. In May 2008, she left UTV & set up a luxury Titanic themed tour in   Belfast. Her great grandfather Tommy Millar worked in Harland & Wolff   building RMS Titanic and then sailed on her maiden voyage in 1912, as a crewmember. First Class Dinner €38.00pp, wine not included.

RIYC Christmas 2014

Christmas is always a magical time of year and we hope all Members get a chance to enjoy the Club. Aside from our scheduled events we also have the Wet Bar, Library and Cellar available for Christmas Parties and Dinners. The Dining Room is also available for Saturday Lunch or mid week Party/Dinner?

We kick of the season on Saturday 13th December when Santa comes to visit.
Christmas lunches commence on the 14th December, see here for which dates suit you best.  Book your tablegareth@riyc.ie now to avoid disappointment.

Head Instructor Applications 2015

The Junior Committee are now taking applications for the  Head Instructor RIYC 2015 . 
The Head Instructor must be 18 years of age or older. The Head Instructor must be an ISA accredited Senior Sailing Instructor with a valid Emergency Care Certificate, VHF Radio Certificate and Safety Boat Certificate.