Located in Dún Laoghaire, The Royal St. George Yacht Club
was founded in 1838 and remains one of Ireland's premier clubs.
It is housed in a beautiful Victorian style clubhouse, the first part of which was built in 1843, and has been extended and modified regularly to meet the needs of the sailing members.
Currently the most popular boats raced in the club are IRC Cruisers, Dragons
A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft traditionally made, in the Pearl River delta region of southern China - Guangdong Province, of teak wood to various designs and sizes. In other parts of China different woods are used to build these traditional watercraft...
The Ruffian 23 is a 23 foot keelboat designed by Billy Brown in Portaferry in the early 70s.Over 200 yachts were built in Portaferry during the 70's and early 80's by 'Weatherly Yachts', a company established by Billy Brown and his brother 'Dickie'....
, SB3s, Squibs, and a variety of dinghy
A dinghy is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a ship's boat by a larger vessel. It is a loanword from either Bengali or Urdu. The term can also refer to small racing yachts or recreational open sailing boats. Utility dinghies are usually rowboats or have an outboard motor,...
The club has a strong cruiser group.
Heritage wooden boats sailed in the club include Glens, Water Wags and IDRA 14s. The Water Wags are the oldest One-Design dinghy class in the world. The Water Wag Club was founded in 1887. The boats are open clinker built dinghies 14'-3" long, and they race on Wednesday evenings, from April until September both inside and outside of Dun laoghaire Harbour. The races are organised by The Water Wag Club with the support of rescue services provided by Dublin Bay Sailing Club. In 2010 Water Wag races have enjoyed between 16 and 20 boats competing each week. The boats are easy to sail but take some practice for the crew to control the traditional flat spinnaker on a long spinnaker pole.
Each season the club organises a number of National and International Sailing events.