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Success for Royal Cork Keelboats

Last weekend, the WAVE Regatta was held in Howth Yacht Club. The RCYC was well represented by Craig O’Neill’s J24, “Legal Alien”, the Jones family’s “Jellybaby” and James Dwyer’s ½ tonner “Swuzzlebubble”. (more…)

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Royal Cork Marina Awarded Blue Flag For 2024/2025

    Last week it was announced that our marina has retained its An Taisce Blue Flag, one of nine Blue Flag Marinas to fly the environmental award flag in 2024/2025. Gavin Deane, General Manager, commented that “The award is really important to the Club as it is a vital part of our overall sustainability […]


RCYC Keelboats competing in major events this weekend!

There are 2 major keelboat racing events happening this weekend, in both Dublin and Kinsale.  Best of luck to all the Royal Cork Yacht Club boats competing in “WAVE regatta” in Howth. The RCYC will be well represented by Craig O’Neills J24, “Legal Alien”, the Jones family’s “Jellybaby” and the ICRA boat of the year […]


Darkness into Light 2024

Darkness into Light 2024 On the morning of the 11th May at 04.30 we took to the water to participate in the country wide effort to raise funds for the Darkness into light Charity, Pieta house. There were 28 boats on the water who navigated their way through fog out as far as Roaches Point, […]

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A busy weekend for Keelboat racing at the Royal Cork!

Last Thursday night proved to be a tricky one with mixed conditions on the water. Bruce Springsteen was thrilling his fans in Supervalu Pairc Ui Chaoimh and while our sailors may have been a little too far away to hear the concert, it certainly was “Glory Days” for John and Ronan Downing in “Miss Whiplash” […]


RS21 Charter opportunities for VCW 2024

    Volvo Cork Week gets underway on Sunday 14th July 2024, with racing beginning on Monday 15th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries received from far and wide, and the dedicated event team at the RCYC continue their work on preparing for another epic event. RS21 UK & Ireland Cup […]

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 Darkness Into Light

Hi all Our up coming Darkness into lights event is nearly upon us, happening this Saturday morning @ 04:15. I would like to invite all members to participate in what will be an exciting and very worth while event. However, if you cannot make the event, your donations or sponsorship would be greatly appreciated. (more…)

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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – a hectic list of activities awaits

    Volvo Cork Week 2024 gets underway on Sunday 14th July, with racing beginning on Monday 15th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries received from far and wide. The dedicated event team at the RCYC continue to focus on preparations for another epic regatta. Accommodation There is plenty of high-quality […]


Success at ILCA Ireland Connaught Championships

The ILCA Ireland Connaught championships were held at the venerable Lough Ree Yacht club last weekend, 27th, 28th April. The host club is a cool two hundred and fifty four years old, just a small bit behind Royal Cork. It is set on the very southern tip of Lough Ree in County Westmeath looking across […]


ILCA Laser Activity at RCYC for 2024

Please have a look at video of our plans for the class in 2024. Please send any queries to or to any member of the laser committee Eddie Kingston, Aoife O’Herlihy and Craig O’Neill. We welcome new members to join us in our sailing journey in 2024. Thanks.

ReproFree: 23/04/24 TD Admiral Annamarie Fegan, Royal Cork Yacht Club and Deputy Simon Coveney, pictured with Ciara Murphy (6) Laura Sullivan (8), and Fiadh Murphy (4) at the launch of Volvo Cork Week 2024.  The world-renowned regatta returns to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven from 15th-19th July 2024.  A week of world-class racing is expected and a packed schedule of onshore events including a family fun day and the Volvo Cork Week Ladies Day lunch in aid of the Crosshaven RNLI. Picture Chani Anderson

Chart a Course for Volvo Cork Week 2024 this July

    Admiral of Royal Cork Yacht Club, Annamarie Fegan, former Minister Simon Coveney, and key partners launch an action-packed programme for Volvo Cork Week 2024, which will welcome 10,000 sailors and attendees to Crosshaven and beyond. Volvo Cork Week, one of the most anticipated events on the global sailing calendar, is gearing up for […]


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 […]

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