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1720: Royal Cork Yacht Club

1720: Royal Cork Yacht Club

As you may know, the Royal Cork Yacht Club Crosshaven, will welcome some of the world’s leading women sailors to Cork on the 3rd to 8th June this year to kick off the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series.


The RCYC’s history goes back a long way, right to the start of sailing. It is notably considered to be the oldest yacht club in the world.

A class of boats – the Cork 1720 – even recognizes the year of the founding of the Club in its name.

Many distinguished sailors have perched at the local club bar, sampling the locally brewed Murphy’s (Cork’s answer to Guinness) and many distinguished yachts have moored it marinas.

It’s facilities are considered to be one of the best in the country and continue to expand, major World, European & Irish Championships are hosted in the club regularly including in recent years the ISAF Nations Cup. Cork Week, which is held every two years, is regarded as Europe’s best fun regatta bar none and attracts contestants from all over the world.