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2024 World Sailing Youth World Championships

The Royal Cork Yacht Club will be represented at the 2024 World Sailing Youth World Championships by Oisin Pierse and Fionn Daly sailing a 29er Skiff. Open to young sailors up to the age of 19, around 1600 of the world’s best young sailors from over 75 countries will descend on Lake Garda for the […]

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Keelboat June/July league hots up!

Last weeks races may have felt more like a winter league than a summer league, with a cool, squally westerly breeze and heavy showers. The conditions, however did not deter the RCYC keelboats from turning in numbers on both nights! (more…)

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UK Sails training day a resounding success!

Last Saturday we held our Volvo Cork Week training day, led by Barry Hayes of UK sails. We had a 10am start and with Barry’s guidance, practiced numerous starts, mark roundings, upwinds, reaches and downwinds. Barry followed the fleet around the various courses and jumped on-board each boat to give some personalized advice. Two hours […]

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Cruising News July 24

July Skippers Club. On the 09th July we are planning an anchoring Demonstration, on the water. The plan is to get some boats with skippers that are comfortable with anchoring to take out crew, to a location to be confirmed, and show them how its done. Volunteer skippers are needed. Please let me know if […]

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Superb finish to the Cork Harbour Combined League

The Cork Harbour Combined League concluded last Friday. The league was a tremendous success with an average of 25 boats racing every week!. On Friday we had a light westerly breeze in not very summery conditions. On the night the Spinnaker class was once again dominated by the Jones family’s J122, “Jellybaby” who won IRC […]

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Royal Cork 420 Sailors head to Europeans in Slovenia

      This week saw the departure of the international 420 national class trailer skippered by the intrepid John Corkery on its 1800km each way trip to Potoroz, Slovenia. Safe passage John!   The Irish team for the 2024 Europeans are well represented by RCYC sailors with Isha Duggan and Tommy Hiras in the […]

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The Ballinacurra Cup Saturday the 22nd June.

The Cobh sailing club event was well represented by a cross section of RCYC boats and spectators, 2 trophies were on offer for the day with one trophy for overall winner and another trophy for the first National 18 home. (more…)


Royal Cork Yacht Club Cadets Set Sail for Exciting Summer Adventures Across Europe!

    Fellow sailors and enthusiasts!  Our talented cadets from the Royal Cork Yacht Club embark on an epic adventure across Europe for a series of prestigious National, European, and World events this summer. With 29 cadets competing in 12 championships across 9 countries, our club is set to leave a lasting impression on the […]

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A busy weekend for keelboat racing at the Royal Cork

On Thursday night we had a  fresh breeze for week 2 of the RCYC Summer Series June/July league. Almost 10 boats crossed the start line in a fantastic course provided by RO, Barry Rose. On the night Michael McCann won Spin IRC in “Don’t Dilly Dally”, with Sean Hanly’s “LUAS”  winning in Spin Echo. In […]

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Round The Island In A 1720

Following months of planning, a motley crew travelled to Cowes in the Isle of Wight for the annual Round The Island Race on Saturday June 15th. Here, Alex Barry recounts the trip. (more…)

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Isles of Scilly Cruise 2024

On the June weekend 10 boats departed our shores bound for the Isles of Scilly. With a northerly wind blowing all boats had a safe passage and made good time. We landed in Tresco on Friday morning and enjoyed the afternoon ashore exploring the beautiful island. Late afternoon we went across by dingy to Bryher […]

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Cork Harbour Combined League kicks off in style!

Last Friday saw the first race of the 2024 Cork Harbour Combined race. There were over 30 competing boats in total, the majority being from the Royal Cork, with 23 boats crossing the start line! What an amazing turnout for the first night of the league. We had a fabulous westerly breeze on a full […]


A quality fleet assembling for Volvo Cork Week 2024

Racing at Volvo Cork Week 2024 begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries and expressions of interest received from far and wide, including Scotland, Turkey, Hong Kong and USA. The latest entry list is now published at and showcases the impressive quality and […]

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1720 Smile'n'Wave

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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – Less than 50 days to go!

Excitement and activity building Racing at Volvo Cork Week 2024 begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries and expressions of interest received from far and wide, including Turkey, Hong Kong and the USA. The dedicated event team at the RCYC continue to […]

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