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Royal Alfred Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire News and Updates
The mystery Royal Alfred Yacht Club tankard discovered in Cork is engraved with the words
A reader from Cork Harbour has reached out to Afloat in the hope of garnering more information about a silver tankard he recently stumbled upon. John Crosbie was clearing out his house in Cobh when he discovered the Royal Alfred…
The start from Dun Laoghaire in 1888 of a Royal Alfred Yacht Club cross-channel race to Holyhead, where the finish would be co-ordinated by the Royal Mersey YC or the Royal Dee YC. This weekend sees two prize-givings in Dun Laoghaire with direct links to this 1888 event. The Royal Alfred YC is now merged into Dublin Bay SC, whose annual trophy distribution took place last night (Friday) in the National Maritime Museum. And tonight (Saturday) the Irish Sea Offshore Racing – formed in 1972 in a direct line of organisational descent from the early cross-channel inter-club co-operations shown above – will be holding its annual prize-giving dinner in the National YC in Dun Laoghaire
It’s prize-giving time down beside the Old Granite Pond. Last night (Friday), Commodore Eddie Totterdell presided over Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s annual re-distribution of their enormous cache of trophies in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. And tonight (Saturday),…
Clare Hogan at Cork Week 1976
Clare Hogan, who sadly died on 10th April 2021, taken from us so prematurely, will be sorely missed by her sailing friends, particularly those of us in the Irish Dragon Class. She sailed from the Royal St George Yacht Club…
The late Clare Hogan brought joy and skill to Irish sailing
It is with the greatest regret that we report the death of Clare Hogan, an extremely talented sailor - particularly in the International Dragon Class - who also gave much to sailing administration, having served as Commodore of the Royal Alfred…
Norman Long
It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Dublin Bay sailor Norman Long who was a great contributor to Irish and International sailing since the late sixties. My memory of Norman appearing on the sailing scene was…
Chairman Michael Boyd addresses IRC Congress at the Société des Régates d'Antibes
Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the world met in France for two days of debate and discussion at the beginning of October. The 2019 Congress was hosted by l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL)…
RAYC Prizegiving Dinner Cancelled 'Due to Unforeseen Circumstances'
The Royal Alfred Yacht Club's Black–Tie Dinner scheduled for the National Yacht Club this Saturday has been cancelled 'due to unforeseen circumstances'. The club's Bloomsday Trophies will be available for collection in the NYC admin office (downstairs) from Tuesday 6th…
The historic Royal Alfred Yacht Club has been incorporated into DBSC following last night's EGM
The worst kept secret in Dublin sailing circles became public after a Royal Alfred Yacht Club EGM  last night voted in favour of the motion 'that the Royal Alfred Yacht Club be incorporated into Dublin Bay Sailing Club'. The proposal…
dbsc_rayc_merger
Two of Dublin's leading yacht racing clubs are in talks over a possible merger in order to rationalise a crowded Dublin Bay yacht racing calendar.  Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) and the Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC), whose origins date…
Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC) Bloomsday Regatta Results
#raycbloomsdayregatta – Paul Keane of the Royal Irish Yacht Club beat 17 Lasers for Bloomsday honours at the Royal Alfred Regatta on Dublin Bay yesterday. The results for all competing classes are available to download below as xcel files. 
Royal Alfred Yacht Club AGM Hears Calls for Closer Co-operation With Other Dublin Bay Clubs
#rayc – There was a large turnout for this week's Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC) agm with a number of interventions from the floor over a number of issues. Flag Officers and Honary Officers were elected as follows: Commodore Barry MacNeany; Vice Commodore Joe…
Royal Alfred Yacht Club Toasts Winners At Annual Dinner in the Royal Irish Yacht Club
#rayc – The Royal Alfred Yacht Club held its Annual Black Tie Dinner and Prize-giving on Friday 21st November in the Royal Irish YC in Dun Laoghaire.  A packed dining room was treated to an excellent meal, fine wines and after…
Royal St. George Laser Sailor Wins Royal Alfred Liffey Challenge
#rayc – Despite a very gentle forecast of barely a few knots, 18 Lasers launched at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club and sailed up through the lifted toll bridge for Saturday's Royal Alfred fixture on the river Liffey. Once into…
Liffey Laser Regatta Attracts 18 For Royal Alfred YC Dinghy Event
#liffeylasers – If you thought all the Irish Laser action was in the south of France this week, you'd be wrong. Paul MacMahon (Strangford/Howth), a previous number one on the domestic full rig rankings, is among 18 Lasers now entered for…
J/109 Ruth Wins Royal Alfred Yacht Club Coastal Series
#rayc – The Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC) Coastal Series out of Dublin Bay provided a nail-biting finish to the silver fleet outcome with only one point separating first and second places overall. Full results are downloadable below.Pippa IV and…