World’s oldest Yacht Club (Royal Cork Yacht Club) holds AGM

14 January 2016
By Bryan Smyth

The 295th (yes that’s right!) Annual General Meeting of the Royal Cork Yacht Club will be held in the clubhouse, Crosshaven, Co Cork on Monday 18 January 2016 at 8pm.

Burgee of the Royal Cork Yacht Club


The predecessor of the present day Royal Cork Yacht Club, was the Water Club of the Cork Harbour, established in 1720 by William O’Brien, 4th Earl and the 9th Baron of Inchiquin, a great-grandson to the 1st Earl of Inchiquin, who was a courtier of King Charles II. The Royal Cork Yacht Club is widely acknowledged as the oldest yacht club in the world.

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