History

UCC Sailing Club was founded in 1972 by Eddie English, Finn Lyden (an uncle of current UCCSC star Fionn Lyden) and Clayton Love. Pictured are some of the original members of UCCSC at the 1977 varsities sporting some vintage UCC jerseys.

In 2012 we celebrated UCC Sailing Club turning 40 by hosting an alumni regatta and post-event dinner in the Royal Cork Yacht Club with all of the proceeds going to the Joe English Foundation. The has since become an annual event and has continued to celebrate the long life of UCCSC and to raise money for extremely worthy causes such as the Joe English Foundation and the Nathan Kirwan Trust.

UCC’s last intervarsity victory was in Schull in 2015 where UCC1 and UCC2 competed against eachother in the Gold Fleet Final for overall 1st, with UCC1 coming out on top.

At present the Club has some 60 active members and a large alumni of past UCC sailors.