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.

Annual Pursuit Race Friday 2nd September

Entry for the 2016 RIYC Annual Pursuit Race is now open.

Online notice of race & entry form can be found here
Download NOR & entry form here

Dinner will be served at 20.00hrs, priced at €25.00 per person.
Bookings can be made with the Catering Office here.
View the menu


From Saturday 13th August we will be launching a brand new menu list for our Saturday evening BBQ.

Items on the menu list will include;
Stuffed whole sea bream
Butterfly leg of lamb
Tiger prawns on a lemongrass skewer
Cajun marinated pork belly, and
Sirloin steak

Go on treat your nearest and dearest to a special Saturday evening dinner, and hopefully mother nature will play along and grant us some sunshine too!

Congratulations to our Olympians

The Flag Officers and Members would like to extend their huge congratulations to Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey on their tremendous achievement of placing 12th in the 49er FX class in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

We look forward to seeing the girls back in the Club soon.


The Membership Committee are now taking applications for the next Members Ballot in October.  Membership applications are available from the Club Secretary, applications need to be in for approval by the Friday 9th September 2016.  If you have any enquiries about Membership, you can contact the Secretary here