Welcome to Glandore Harbour Yacht Club, the busiest little Yacht Club in West Cork
Over the last 34 years, GHYC has grown from humble beginnings into a very busy sailing club, while holding on to its informal family focus. Thanks to the great efforts of our members we now have a club house and pavilion, coming a long way from when we had to meet in the local pubs and run our operations from a container on the pier.
During the season (May –September) we have regular racing for our home fleets of Dragons, Squibs, with tight competitive league racing on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Our growing Dinghy Fleet starts in April, and sails on until November, racing every Sunday in Spring and Autumn, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer.
In addition to our league races, there are lots of other trophy events.
Our sail training activities start with our National Schools Programme (Glandore, Leap, Union Hall and Abbystrewry National Schools) starts in the first week of June, giving the older pupils a Taste of Sailing. After that our regular Summer Sailing School starts the ISA sail training courses that run through July and August, covering every skill and interest level for our junior members from aged 9-16. These are very popular, and sell out very quickly. We are very proud of our enthusiastic team of instructors, most of whom are our own graduates, and who carry forward our tradition of having lots of fun while learning to sail.
Since 1992, GHYC is also known for our bi-annual Glandore Classic Regatta, which was the first of its kind in this part of the world. Our next Glandore Classic will be in July 2020, running in partnership with the RCYC Cork 300 event.
In addition to all the activity on the water, we have a busy social calendar, with Curry Nights, BBQ’s, ‘ladies lunches’, and our formal club dinner.
All of this is run by dedicated volunteers from our membership, who work hard together as a great team, while still having good craic.
So, how do you join this wonderful club? Just sign up by following the links on our website to Membership.