Glandore Harbour Yacht Club



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 –