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.

What's next...

  • Classic Car Rally & Lunch Sunday 21st September.  €25.00pp. includes Tea/Coffee on arrival and lunch afterwards.   Enter now                                     
  • Last Race Bistro Night    Saturday 27th €20.00pp. 
  • Cruising Talk & Supper on Thursday 2nd October with Gail McAllister from ISA  €20.00 for supper afterwards.                                                                                                             
  • Associates Lunch on Friday 10th October, with guest speaker Dr Jennifer Goff, Curator of furniture, silver and metal-ware. €25.00pp.                                                                      
  •  Dallas Party Night in the Wet Bar on Friday 24th October. €12.00 pp. 
Book for some or all of these events now 2809452 ext 1 or emailing here

Junior Awards Dinner Friday 26th September

Dear Junior Sailors
You are invited to attend the main event in the Junior Section calendar on Friday 26th September 2014
7.00pm : Dinner in Dining Room 
8.15 pm : Prize-giving and Awards
8.30pm to 11pm   Disco in wet bar
Cost €15

Please register your children online or with the catering office. Parents can dine together in the bar & drawing room in peace and quiet while your children enjoy their dinner in the dining room.

Sailing Updates

Congratulations to Paul Colton, Cri Cri on winning the Annual Pursuit Race, Barry Cunningham, Quest who came second and Tim Goodbody, White Mischief came third.

Barry Cunningham had a great weekend Sailing as he also won the DBSC Cruiser Challenge. Well Done!! for more results see here. 


Charity Race Collection

Anna, Debbie, Jacqueline, Wendy and Carmel 
Sincerely thank all the Members of the Royal Irish Yacht Club who so kindly
contributed to our Charity Race Collection on Thursday 28th August last in aid of the
Blackrock Hospice Home Care programme.

Participate in Bart's Bash with the RIYC 21st September

Bart's Bash, is a Guinness World Record attempt for 'The Largest Sailing Race in the World'! It is a charity event in memory of Andrew Simpson who was a gold and silver medalist, an America's Cup professional and an all-round fantastic man who was tragically killed in a training accident on San Franciso Bay in May 2013.

RIYC Entries here, enter now 
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is a brilliant charity inspiring the next generation to live greater lives by providing opportunities through sailing. For more details please

Liffey Cruise - Saturday 27th September

Calling all RIYC boat owners to visit the River Liffey’s new pontoons.
Cruising Flotilla to Coincide with Dublin Port Vintage Car Rally, 27th - 28th of September

Dublin Port Company have installed new permanent pontoons on the River Liffey at North Wall Quay (beside the O2). Dublin Port Company, Sail Training Ireland and Irish Sailing Association have linked up with the Cruising Association of Ireland’s yearly Liffey Cruise to create the Dublin Port Parade of Sail on the weekend of 27 & 28 September 2014.  All members of the boating community are invited to take part in a flotilla to officially open these pontoons, which are now available for use by vessels wishing to visit the Capital City.

Henry Murdoch's Books in aid of NRH

Two new books by Henry Murdoch
(Member Royal Irish Yacht Club)

     A Memoir
    A 278 page memoir of living in the heritage town
of Killaloe, County Clare, in the 1950s and the 1960s as a child, a teenager and a young adult, with links to the present, including 170 black and white photos. €19.95
 At the launch of the books, Henry referred to the photo of himself in the canoe he built himself in 1953, taken 61 years ago. He said that today it would be crime scene, because he was not wearing a life jacket !!