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Mixed experience for ILCA fleet at Youth Nationals

After a very promising start to Thursday with hardly a ripple outside the club. Unfortunately, storm Kathleen completely wiped out all racing for our ILCA 4 fleet who were eager, ready to sail and hoping for some strong results. At one point, a river race was proposed which certainly would have created drama and fantastic […]

Oisin Pierse (Helm) and Fionn Daly on the water during Youth Nationals 2024(Picture courtesy of ISA)

Royal Cork 29er Sailors secure ISAF Youth Worlds Place

Storm Kathleen left some sailors disappointed this past weekend as Youth Nationals were cut short, Fennells Bay natives and ISA Academy sailors Oisin Pierse and Fionn Daly were sailing brilliantly in a closely fought battle with current 29er World Champion Helm Clementine Van Steenberg (NYC) and her new crew for this season World 29er Female […]

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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – more details announced

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. The dedicated event team at the RCYC continue to focus on preparing for another […]


2024 ILCA Ireland Munster Championships, Baltimore

On the traditional dates over Easter, the ILCA Ireland Munster championships took place at Baltimore Sailing club last weekend. We started our sailing on Friday with a Baltimore recce with ten sailors enjoying fantastic weather followed by pizza in La Jolie Brise.             (more…)


Season Opener Saturday 6th April 2024

Kindly Sponsored by Black Beak Irish Gin   Members and Guests  Please come join us for the season opener this coming Saturday the 6th April 7pm with a complimentary Gin reception and a DJ from 8.30pm 

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Easter Egg Hunt

Nothing sums up Easter better than an Easter Egg hunt. So why not pop down to the Yacht Club over the Easter Weekend (Friday – Monday), where we have a Junior (0 – 6) and Senior Egg hunt (7 – 12) laid out for our members to take part at a time that suits them. […]


RCYC ILCA sailors in Weymouth for UK qualifiers

On St Patricks weekend, Royal Cork had three laser sailors competing in an ILCA UK qualifier event at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. (WPNSA) The WPNSA was the site for the 2012 Olympics and has several fantastic sailing areas inside and outside the harbour areas. (more…)

Fleet racing event J80’s

There is a proposed fleet racing event this coming April in Dun Laoghaire. The hope is that it will attract teams from different clubs around the Country with a view to the winning team possibly competing in the International Sailing League later this year. (more…)

Keelboat Racing Forum 2024

Keelboat racing forum 2024   A keelboat racing forum was held at the Royal Cork on Saturday 9th March. There was  a fantastic turnout which hugely positive engagement from our members. We plan to introduce some new additions to our racing calendar for 2024, including the re-introduction of Sunday racing, a sprint series, a combined June […]

Volvo Cork Week 2022
Tuesday 12 July
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Photo Rick Tomlinson

Volvo Cork Week reports strong early entries

    Volvo Cork Week 2024 entries have been steadily climbing with a huge variety of boats and sailors from Ireland and all over the world expected to be competing at the Royal Cork’s famous regatta. The championship fleet boasts a fine array of race boats, including high performance carbon fibre flyers to Quarter Tonners. […]


Vilamoura Grand Prix Round 2

The Royal Cork laser class had two sailors competing in Vilamoura Grandprix round 2 last week in the ILCA 6/Radial class. Michael Doherty and Andrew Kingston had competed in the first round before Christmas and travelled to Vilamoura last week for round two. (more…)


2024 Dinghy Defroster Series

Welcome to the Dinghy Defrosters 2024 Looking to get race ready for Irish Youths in April and so encouraging all ILCA, 420 and Topper sailors to sign up. Planning on at least one day at Cuskinny. Super great value for Racing at just 10 euro for the series. Enter here: Entry Sailing Instructions:  Defroster SIs […]

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Ace 29er sailor Ben O’Shaughnessy was recently presented with the much coveted Pyewacket trophy. Having previously being awarded the trophy in 2020 this was Ben’s second time to receive the highly sought accolade. (more…)

Volvo Cork Week 2022
Tuesday 12 July
Saxon Senator Damacle

Photo Rick Tomlinson

Royal Cork reports strong early entries!

    Volvo Cork Week 2024 begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing since the entry was opened, with entries received from all over the country as well as overseas. There has been particular interest from the Welsh fleet, some of whom […]

Irish Sailing Youth Nationals

Irish Sailing Youth Nationals At Royal Cork Yacht Club  April 4th-7th We are delighted to be hosting the Irish Youth Nationals in early April which will bring significant activity around the club to help ramp up the sailing season.   (more…)


Exciting Prospects Ahead for 29er Sailors

Royal Cork Yacht Club Cadets Set for Action-Packed Year Oisin Pierse and Fionn Daly, travelled to Valencia last weekend with the Irish Sailing 29er Academy, they will be showcasing their skills at the upcoming 29er EuroCup regattas in Valencia (Feb 1st-4th) and El Balis (Feb 14th-18th). Their participation marks the beginning of an exciting year […]

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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – discounted entry ends soon!

Volvo Cork Week 2024 is a 5-day series, racing begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Please note that the early entry discount is currently available but will end on 31st January. (more…)

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RCYC Cruising Log of the Year 2023 Collection of the Cruising Logs Submitted

To mark our club’s tricentenary, the Royal Thames Yacht Club presented to Royal Cork yacht Club the Challenge Cup which has been designated to be awarded annually for the members cruising log which records cruising voyages that have significantly enhanced their seafaring experience and competence, irrespective of distance and destination. And, through sharing their experiences, […]

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