Glandore Harbour Yacht Club
GHYC was founded in 1985 by a group of sailing enthusiasts from the shores of Glandore Harbour and further afield. Since, the club has developed steadily to become an important part of the sporting, cultural and social life of the area.
The club’s sailing program caters for Cruisers, Dragons, Squibs and Dinghies and extensive training programmes including ISA training courses and a sailing programme for local schools are also run each summer.
There are club racing fixtures during the season – from May to September. The highlights of these are the At Home Regatta on the June Bank Holiday Weekend, Glandore Regatta which dates back to 1830 – in mid-August, and a Dragon championship every few years.
In addition there is the bi-annual Classic Regatta, usually held in July, which was first run in 1992.
August 16th 2013 saw the Official Opening of the GHYC Club House, the opening was performed by Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine
This was only achieved by a considerable amount of volunteer work by a number dedicated club members. the Club House will provide a valuable base for it’s members and much needed facilites for the Juniors, who are the future of the club.
Listing of GHYC Commodores
|Donal Lynch||1985 – 1986|
|Maeve Murphy||1987 – 1988|
|Cyril Kilgrew||1989 – 1990|
|Stan Pasley||1991 – 1992|
|Liam Quirke||1993 – 1994|
|Mel Bendon||1995 – 1995|
|Maeve Murphy||1995 – 1997|
|Cyril Kilgrew||1998 – 1999|
|Cormac O’Carroll||2000 – 2001|
|Diarmuid O’Sullivan||2002 – 2003|
|Donal Lynch||2004 – 2005|
|Colm Purcell||2006 – 2007|
|Ian Kirkwood||2008 – 2009|
|Cormac O’Carroll||2010 – 2011|
|Maeve Cotter||2012 – 2012|
|Diarmuid O’Donovan||2012 – 2013|
|John Dowling||2014 – 2015|
|Karen Horgan||2016 – 2017|
|John Wyles||2018 -|