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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
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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, […]

L to R - Kevin Lane & Sally O'Leary, Current Archives Committee, Kieran O'Connell, Admiral, Alicia St. Ledger, Author of 'A History of the Royal Cork Yacht Club', Colin Morehead, Past Admiral & Dr. T. Paul McCarthy, Past Archivist.

Royal Cork Yacht Club Unveils Historical Supplement Ahead of 303rd AGM

  In anticipation of the 303rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) scheduled for this evening, the club’s rich historical tapestry took centre stage this week. Dr. Alicia St Leger, Past Admiral Colin Morehead, and Dr. T. Paul McCarthy presented a supplement to ‘A History of the Royal Cork Yacht […]

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All Systems Go in Crosshaven

Regatta & Event Information –  Please click on this article for some information you may find helpful during your stay in Crosshaven and while competing in our Volvo Cork Week 2024 event. (more…)


ICLA Racing Season 2024 Preview

The racing season for ILCAs will commence in February locally with a defroster series, followed by the Munster championships in Baltimore on March 30th and 31st. (more…)

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Informal Optimist Gathering

  Celebrating 30 years of optimist sailing in the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Wednesday 27th December 16.00hrs – 19.00hrs For all parents and children who actively sailed in optimists in the Royal Cork Yacht Club over the past 30 years. Meeting in the clubhouse for mulled wine and mince pies and a trip down memory […]


No rest for our dinghy sailors as we head into the festive season.

  Best of luck from everyone at Royal Cork to current European 29er Champions Alana Twomey(RCYC) , Lucia Cullen(RstG,RCYC), Ben O’Shaughnessy (RCYC) and Ethan Spain (NYC)  as they head to Brazil this week to represent Ireland at the World Sailing – Youth Sailing World Championships  the 1st of 12 scheduled races start next Monday December […]

Volvo Cork Week 2022
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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – already heating up!

    Entries are steadily flowing in for the next edition of Volvo Cork Week. The dates for Volvo Cork Week 2024 are Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July. This facilitates plenty of time for boat deliveries before and after the event. The Notice of Race is available to view here. The early entry […]

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