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Royal Cork Yacht Club Youth Pathway


The Pathway was launched in 2021 and aims to pull together all aspects of Youth sailing in the club to ensure that youth members of all abilities have the opportunity to further their skills and enhance their enjoyment of sailing and boating, ultimately gaining a varied set of skills and friendships for life.  

We welcome non members through our Try Sailing programme which gives families time to decide if they enjoy the sport before committing to membership. We also have a fleet of club boats for use and hire to allow people try before committing.

We recommend anyone with any hesitancy or uncertainty should contact our Rear Admiral Dinghies Yvonne Durcan at


Our Youth Pathway Channels For 2024

Try Sailing

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May  2024

Morning Session – 09.30hrs – 12.30hrs

Afternoon Session – 13.30hrs -16.30hrs

Cost €50 per person – Online Registration Form Here

Mixed Dinghies

Mixed Dinghies runs June, July and August 2024. 

Wednesday Evenings – 18.30hrs -20.30hrs

Sunday Afternoons –  13.00hrs -15.00hrs

Our mixed dinghy fleet comprises the following

Regatta/Fun Fleet for 10yrs and upwards and is specifically for beginners and those new to sailing

Racing Fleet for 10yrs and upwards and is specifically for those with sailing experience, have some sailing courses completed and looking for extra time on the water

Flipper Fleet for 7 – 9yrs and aimed at getting this younger group on the water, learning through fun and making new friends

Cost per session – €15 per person

Mixed Dinghy Contact Tom Mapplebeck at , Yvonne Durcan at 

Adult Sailing

Adult sailing is open to adult club members only

Adult sailing runs May  & September 2024 and comprises of four sessions in May and four sessions in September

These session will run on Friday evenings from 18.00hrs – 21.00hr

Cost €150 per person

Adult Sailing Contact Tom Mapplebeck at

Sailing Courses


Please contact Miriam McMahon at  or the club office for details on all of these programmes.

Fleet Racing


Our year-round racing and coaching pathways are well established. This is the channel where sailing becomes that bit more competitive. Current established fleets are Optimists, Toppers, Lasers29ers, National 18s and Keelboats. For more information, please contact the class captains, no need to register above unless partaking in other pathway channels.


Still Not Sure?

This pathway map aims to provide clarity and points of reference and contact for all aspects of activity within the club pathway.