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.

Is Flying Still Safe? Talk & Supper, Thursday 2nd April

2014 was the safest year on record. And so far this year there has only been one civil airliner lost, and that was the Transasia event in Taipei. The pilot apparently shut down the wrong engine after one of them failed on takeoff. Every pilot learns how to do this from the very start – coping with engine failure - it should be second nature.   So why did it happen? And why were three other airliners lost in Asia last year.? I know that the fact that flying is extremely safe does not comfort everyone.

RS Eastern Championships 18th and 19th April

The RS Eastern Championships, 2015, shall take place at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on the 18th and 19th of April 2015.  Enter online here  We look forward to welcoming them!

Easter in the RIYC

We have a wonderful Lunch available for you and all the family. There is no where better to enjoy Easter Sunday 5th April, then in the comfort of your Club. Lunch is 25.00 for adults and half price for children. Book now here or phone 2809452 ext 1.

Please be reminded the Club is closed on Good Friday and will be open 12-8pm on Easter Monday (Bar only).

Member's Dinner Friday 17th April

Our annual Member's Blacktie Dinner on Friday 17th of April already has 40 people booked, so don't delay. The dinner is open to all members and promises to be a superb night in the Club. Dinner is 45 euro pp and the menu deviates slightly from the usual. Book now. 

Waterfront Warblers Friday 24th April

The Waterfront Warblers Ride Again

Following on their sell-out success last year, the Waterfront Warblers have embarked on another world tour, and are scheduled to play in the RIYC on Friday 24th  April 2015. The Warblers’ unique blend of humour and music has enthralled slightly tipsy audiences for many years in all of the waterfront clubs and beyond. The entertainment is designed to fill the gap left when, after dinner, society turned on the television and turned away from the piano. The songs are drawn from all eras and all genres, and the anecdotes are guaranteed to have stood the test of time.  A wonderful evening of fine music and laughter is assured. €35.00 pp Book Now!

Sailabilty Dun Laoghaire Programme 2015


Dún Laoghaire Access sailing has changed its name to Sailability Dún Laoghaire in line with the ISA decision to rename
the national body Sailability Ireland. This coincides with the linkup with Sailability in the North so that sailing for
disabled people is now organised on a truly countrywide basis.
In Dún Laoghaire a very full programme is planned for the coming season. An Introductory Day will be held in June,
Sunday Sailing will start in mid June to continue until the end of August and 2 week long courses will take place in June
and August.

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015



Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 will have it all, there will 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.


See here for Notice of Race, Entry Forms and Full details 
See here for message for the Chairman Timothy Goodbody.