Top Menu


Stay@Home Skippers and Members Webinar – Tuesday 19th May 2020

Start of the Season On Board Essential Equipment and Safety Checks Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday 19th May @ 20:00hrs when Eddie English of Sail Cork will give invaluable insight into those essential checks of our onboard equipment that we should all make before setting off to sea at the start of the […]

Return to Sailing RCYC Document - home page 2

Admiral’s update to Members Saturday 16th May 2020

  Dear Member, Following An Taoiseach’s announcement yesterday and our Club Executive Committee meeting this morning, I can now confirm that we have now published our Return to Sailing document, click here to view. On Monday next the outdoor staff will return to work and needless to say there is a mountain of work to get through to ensure that […]

Virtual Regatta 1

Calling all Royal Cork Keelboat Members

Tonight we begin the Virtual Sailing May Keelboat League at 20.00hrs Sharp for our Club Members. This is a fun event and we would welcome all Royal Cork Members to join. For new sailors, or for those who are unsure know how to log in, please join Rear Admiral Keelboats Daragh Connolly on Zoom for […]

11 Light Air Nationals (1)

WbW#25 – Mirror Reflections

Of all the dinghy classes, the Mirror was by far the biggest in terms of participation. Here Peter O’Donovan reflects on those day’s when the twin crewed, pram bowed, gunter rigged, easily holed, red sailed dinghy reigned supreme. (more…)

Frank & Barbara arrive at RCYC August 1997

Surviving Cocooning

Having circumnagivated the globe with husband Frank 25 years ago, Barbara Fitzgibbon kindly shares some learnings about cocooning and living in close quarters. (more…)

527526_301082393298915_1458238657_n (1) (2)

WbW#22 – Crosshaven Boatyard

Crosshaven Boatyard is a vital strand in the rich fabric of Cork harbour – in this post Richard Leonard fills us in on it’s origins, development, people and boats. It’s a fascinating tale… (more…)


WBW#21 – The April Calendar

 Our April Calendar picture is of the start of a One Ton Cup race in 1981. The club has a great history of hosting major international events and here we look at a few world class championships from the 1980s…. (more…)

90756255_1370977479769495_4197956843915444224_n (1)

Way Back When – No. 20

This post is a gentle reflection. Our normality, our plans, our future have in a blink become totally changed, ripped up and quite uncertain. This club is the oldest yacht club in the world because it’s members have successfully adapted to each change. Let’s just continue to adapt… (more…)


COVID-19 Notice To Members

On March 15th we announced the suspension of organised sailing activities and the closure of the club bar and offices until the 29th March 2020, this was then extended to Sunday 12th April and included the closure of the entire site including marinas and we can now confirm that following the most recent statement from […]

RCYC Keelboat Notice Board

Irish Sailing

Gold Anchor Award