Royal Cork Yacht Club



Crosshaven House
Tel:+353 (0)21 483 2005

Contact Noel Corcoran – 00 353 86 321 2026

Whispering Pines
Tel:+353 (0)21 483 1448

Contact Monica – 00 353 87 2263330

Bellevue B&B (Myrtleville)
Tel:+353 (0)21 4831640

Carrigaline Court Hotel
Tel: +353 (0) 21 485 2100

Glenwood Guesthouse (Carrigaline)
Tel:+353 (0)21 4373878


Visit for other accommodation options.

Camper vans can book with the Club office on 021483023 or

Other Accommodation Within A 20 Minute Drive Of Crosshaven

Fota Island Hotel
Tel:+353 (0)21 4831640

Hayfield Manor (Cork City)
Tel : +353 (0)21 484 5900

Cork International Airport Hotel
Tel : +353 (0)21 454 9800

Maryborough Hotel & Spa
Tel: 021 4918307

Rochestown Park Hotel
Tel: 021 4890800

The River Lee Hotel (Cork City)
Tel: +353 (0) 21 425 2700

The Metropole Hotel (Cork City) 
Tel: +353 (0) 21 464 3700


The Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of the World’s leading Yacht Clubs, and is in the forefront of all branches of sailing activity. It is the organiser of the biennial Cork Week, widely regarded as Europe’s premier sailing event. It is has hosted many National, European & World Championships. Its members compete at the highest level in all branches of sailing, and the club has a number of World, Olympic, Continental and national sailors among its membership.

On Arrival

Whether you arrive by land or sea, you must contact the Club Office, or outside normal office hours, the Club Bar, where you will be asked to produce your current, recognised, Yacht Club Membership card. You may be issued with a swipe card to enable you to access some of the Club facilities, including the Marinas, showers and car park. The Club reserves the right to refuse admission or privileges to any person.


New members are invited to apply for membership of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. A Nomination Form and full details of the various categories are available here.

Club Facilities

  • Marina berths are generally available – contact the Club before arrival to make the necessary arrangements. If arriving outside normal working hours during the season, (09.00 – 21.00 hours ) please berth in the Visitors’ berths at the western end of the Marinas, and report your arrival to the Bar. Details of berthing charges are available on the website or in the Club Office, and are payable in advance.
  • The Club House has all of the usual facilities, including bars and restaurant, which are open during normal licensing hours. The restaurant provides a full range of meals , and sandwiches , snacks etc, are available on request.
  • The Club Office can provide phone, fax, email, internet and mail holding facilities for a small charge. Club merchandise and postcards may be purchased.
  • Showers and toilet facilities are available 24 hours a day, free of charge.
  • Parking is plentiful and free of charge.
  • Diesel is available on site, petrol is also available on site. Check with reception on 021 483 1023.

Club History

For a detailed look at the history of the Royal Cork Yacht Club click here.


Click here for a list of local accommodation.


Click here for a list of transport options for visitors.

General Information

Dress code is generally casual but a reasonable standard of dress is expected in the Clubhouse.

Contact Us

If you would like to make an enquiry, please contact the RCYC office on 021 483 1023 or email

Crew Point


If you wish to submit your details please use the appropriate form below. Please note that the information submitted will be available to the public.

NOTE: If you wish to go sailing and enjoy the wonderful sport of sailing at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, please fill out the form below and a member of staff will be in touch to arrange for you to go sailing in our club. You can also turn up at our club on race nights or any day. Follow the crew point signs, and you will be directed to a crew meeting point where you will then get informed by a member of staff on how best to get involved in sailing in a manner that best suits your needs.

Also skippers looking for crew are welcome to fill out the other form and we will be in touch with any possible crew matches as soon as possible.

We look forward to greeting you soon.


rcyc-weddings-img-2An idyllic backdrop to your special day.

Social events are our forte! Your function could be in no better hands and our extensive menu selections will allow you the flexibility to customize your catered needs to suit your guests.

Your next truly memorable event happens at The Royal Cork Yacht Club.

We believe in creating the perfect ambiance. For us, your special occasion is a special collaborative effort.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, anniversary, birthday, long service awards ceremony, an elegant dinner/dance or a family reunion, our catering professionals will ensure that no detail is overlooked.

While you may only plan one grand event in your lifetime, we’ve planned many, so our expertise is on your side.

  • We can cater for all types of events
  • We have a location that will suit your occasion
  • Anniversaries
  • Weddings
  • Christenings
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Breakfast Meetings
  • Luncheons
  • Private Dinners
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Confirmations champange bucket
  • Funerals (after gathering)
  • BBQ


For more information call the office on 021 483 1023 or email us at

Our dedicated staff look forward to working with you to ensure your day is one to remember

Meetings and Conferences

Meeting and Conferences are second nature to the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

We believe in creating the perfect environment for your business and our location is second to none with stunning views over the river Owenabue and the Marina.

We have two locations that both lend themselves well to a small intimate meeting or a large room for up to 140 persons. If you would like to make an enquiry, please contact the RCYC office on 021 483 1023 or email

The Upper Deck Bar

Compact and Private, suitable for the smaller meeting.

  • Boardroom Style – 16 persons
  • Classroom Style – 12 persons
  • U Shape Style – 14 persons
  • Theatre Style – 30 persons
  • Dinner/Lunch – 30 persons

Dining Room

For the larger meeting the dining room can be set for:

  • Boardroom style – 30 persons
  • Classroom style – 60 persons
  • U shape – 24 persons
  • Theatre style – 140 persons


  • Presenters table
  • Audio visual equipment available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Conference Paper and Pencils
  • Photocopying and Printing at reduced cost
  • Selection of Coffee breaks and lunch packages to suit your budget

Book Your Function

Contact the office on 021 483 1023 or email

Club Reciprocity

The Royal Cork Yacht Club extends a warm welcome to members of reciprocal clubs worldwide.

As the Oldest Yacht Club in the World it is our privilege to share the benefits and history of our Historic Club with sailors the world over.

The Royal Cork founded in 1720 is recognised as the oldest yacht club in the world. Our History was researched and documented by an eminent Irish historian Dr Alicia St Ledger and was published some five years ago to great acclaim.

Our Club House is situated in the village of Crosshaven in Cork Harbour. Our facilities include a Club House with a top class restaurant, bar and changing facilities, marina berthing for 300 boats, dinghy facilities and ample parking.

We currently have a membership of 2,000 including overseas, country, and juniors, and the club is active in promoting all kinds of water based sports. We put particular emphasis on our Junior and Youth programmes and are proud to say that we teach some 300 children, each summer, using the Irish Sailing Association syllabus. Cork Week Regatta has in the past 36 years established itself as one of the premier Keel Boat Regattas in the World, and has in the past attracted over 500 entries. We have also hosted World and Continental Championship Events for dinghies, keelboats and cruisers.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club offers visiting members full use of the facilities during their visit including our bar, the Globe Restaurant and Five Gold Anchor Marina facilities. Accommodation is available at a preferential rate to our reciprocal partners at the nearby 4* Carrigaline Court Hotel.

Members of visiting clubs should contact the Royal Cork prior to their visit with a letter of introduction from their club.

Royal Cork Members visiting Reciprocal Clubs

The following clubs have expressed an interest in sharing reciprocity with the Royal Cork. Some clubs operate under a formal arrangement. Please check with the individual club prior to your visit on their requirements.

Argentina Coming soon
Australia Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia
Freemantle Sailing Club
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Sandringham Yacht Club
Belgium Coming soon
Bermuda Coming soon
Brazil Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
Canada The Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Caribbean The West Indies Yacht Club
Helsingfors Segelsällskap HSS
Great Britain The City University Club of London
The Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club
The Royal Over Seas League

Royal Thames Yacht Club
Ireland National Yacht Club
Royal St. George Yacht Club
St Stephen's Green Hibernian Club
Italy Yacht Club Italiano
Monaco (also Twinned with Royal Cork YC) Yacht Club de Monaco
New Zealand Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
South Africa Royal Cape Yacht Club
Spain Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona
Real Club de Regatas De Galicia
Real Club Náutico de Vigo
Real Club Náutico Portosín
Switzerland Gstaad Yacht Club
USA California Yacht Club
St. Francis Yacht Club
St. Petersburg Yacht Club

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