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Royal Cork Yacht Club Bridge Gap Between Dinghy & Keelboat Racing

3rd January 2019
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RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan

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The Royal Cork Yacht Club at Crosshaven is launching a new initiative to bridge the gap between dinghy and keelboat racing following the success of its Under 25 Academy which was established last year.

RCYC Admiral, Pat Farnan, says that the Academy has proven to be “a great success” and its members, who represented the club in three events last year, as well as taking part in club racing activities, will be entering a number of further events this year.

“They are actively seeking funding to help them achieve their goals,” he says and announces that Ernst & Young are going to be sponsors. “This initiative is very encouraging for the club in helping to bridge the gap between dinghy and keelboat racing,” he tells members in his annual report.

There was an increase in the number of cruisers racing last season at the RCYC. Seven new boats joined the club fleet and three existing Skippers brought new boats into racing.

There has been an increase in club membership and it has also been a good year for dinghy and junior sailors at the Cork club with an increase in membership adding to an already record number of junior sailors.

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Tom MacSweeney writes a weekly column for Afloat.ie. He also presents the maritime radio programme This Island Nation on community radio stations around Ireland.

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