On Friday 17 May the Club had a very special visit from the newly refurbished Ilen and her crew.

Designed by Limerick man Conor O’Brien and built in Baltimore in 1926, she was delivered by Munster men to the Falkland Islands where she served valiantly for seventy years, enduring and enjoying the Roaring Forties, the Furious Fifties, and Screaming Sixties.

Ilen may be described as the last of Ireland’s timber built ocean going sailing ships, yet at a mere 56ft, it is capable of visiting most of the small harbours of Ireland.

Read more about Conor O'Brien and the Ilen here


 RIYC Bosun, Miguel Walker shot this video of the Ilen during her stay at the Club.