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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 […]


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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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…)

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