Irish Sailing Youth Nationals


The Royal Cork Yacht Club , located in Crosshaven Co. Cork, will host the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals from the 4th to the 7th of April 2024.

This is the premier event for Irish youth sailors across a range of Junior Dinghy classes and attracts sailors aged in their early to late teens. While the event is open to all , it is expected that all competitors entering will be competent in sailing in a sustained fresh breeze and will have experienced competing in regional or National events for their chosen dinghy class within the last nine months.

All relevant detail regarding the event can be found on this page.  


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Event Documents

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions 2024 - coming soon ...

Accomindation Options

Entry List




Irish Sailing Junior Summer Squads 

The aim of the Irish Sailing Summer Squad programme is to prepare a team to compete at an international level. The programme consists of domestic training camps, followed by event support at selected internationals. Led by our head coach with support from Sports Med Ireland, Irish Sailing’s partner in strength and conditioning and physical training, it focuses on the development of the sailors. The number of sailors on the squad will be determined by safety, with the secondary objective of teaching the sailors how a high-performance youth sailing team works at home and abroad. 

Further information including the selection document, programme schedule and costs will be available here nearer the time. 

Keep an eye on this page for more information nearer the time.


Things to See & Do

Cork City

Blackrock Castle Observatory & Castle Café Cork Blackrock (13km) or 021 432 6120 or 021 4357911 Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The Marina & Blackrock Village Beautiful, scenic, tree lined walk along the marina before returning to Blackrock Village for a coffee. Farmer’s Market on Sunday. Blackrock Village is a short walk from the marina.


Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City This popular park is home to lakes and manicured lawns, lots of sculptures, and wandering paths, as well as the Cork Public Museum. Fabulous Children’s Playground.


Cork City Gaol, Cork City A mixture of grand Gothic and classical architecture, Cork City Gaol looks more like a castle than a penitentiary.


Cork Butter Museum, Shandon, Cork City The Cork Butter Museum speaks to Ireland’s dairy pedigree. This museum brings the visitor on a wholesome tour down memory lane.


Nano Nagle Place, Douglas St., Cork City & Good Day Deli Nano Nagle Place is an unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City. The complex houses a museum, heritage rooms, gardens and the wonderful Good Day Deli, an award winning sustainable foods cafe.


Fota Wildlife Park Cobh (20km – take Ferry to Cobh from Passage West) or 021 481 2678


Titanic Experience Cobh All within easy reach within Cobh town


Cobh Catherdal All within easy reach within Cobh town


Blarney Castle & Gardens Blarney is approx 10km from Cork City and easily accessible by bus

English Market, Cork City The envy of foodies throughout Ireland, the English Market has been around since 1788. Hailed as the “best covered market in the UK and Ireland” by chef Rick Stein. Drop into the Farmgate Café for delicious dishes made from the market’s wares.


Cork Harbour 

Cork Sea Safari Cork Harbour Tour by Rib or 086 820 8565


Spike Island or 021 237 3455 Ferry departs from Cobh (20km – take Ferry to Cobh from Passage West) A remote monastery in the Celtic sea, a fortress built to defend an empire, an island prison. Museums, exhibitions, scenic island walks, child friendly areas, cafe & gift shop.

Funkytown Adventure Centre Fountainstown (3km away) or 087 261 1173 Cave exploration, Moon paddle, Amazon Adventure, Biodiversity Tour, Kayak rental, SUPs




Local Restaurants & Of Course There Are Plenty More Pubs Nearby Too!

Cronins Pub, Crosshaven Fri/Sat/Sun – lunch & dinner or 021 4831829

Anchor Inn, Crosshaven Evening Meals 021 4831 799

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen, Myrtleville (2km) Open 4:30-9pm 021 4833 426 or

The Roberts Cove Inn – Gastro Bar (6km) Open from 4pm or 021 488 7679