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Racing underway at Cove Sailing Club
The first cruiser race of the Cove Sailing Club season was started from the brand new Cove Marina in Cork Harbour on Friday, July 10. Cove Race Officer Brian Curtis got 12 boats away using the marina and the flagstaff at…
Yacht racing resumes in Cork Harbour
Royal Cork's weekly league racing is underway with some fine sailing breezes to get the first races of the season underway last Thursday and Friday. Among the fleet of mixed keelboats is a 'Cork300' branded RCYC 1720 sportsboat marking 300…
Cove Sailing Club Marina
Cove Saling Club’s brand new marina pontoons have been put to immediate use in Cork Harbour with yachts and motorboats occupying the new berths since the opening up of sailing activity on 8th June. Coronavirus restrictions delayed the original expected…
Back on home waters, the Cork Harbour One Design Jap
The vintage and immaculately restored Cork Harbour One Design 'Jap' was back on home waters today, at the marina at Royal Cork Yacht Club in celebration of Cork300. Prior to launching the historic 1895-built boat was trailed to Crosshaven and…
Dublin Bay J109 Dear Prudence rounds the Fastnet Rock during a previous edition of Calves Week Regatta
In a brief statement issued this evening to sailors, Schull Harbour Sailing Club has cancelled its annual Calves Week regatta 'due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation'. It was one of the last remaining key fixtures of the Irish 2020…
Cobh's cruiseship berth proved ideal for the visiting French Naval Frigate Latouche-Tréville
The visiting French Naval Frigate Latouche-Tréville was alongside in Cork Harbour at the weekend moored at the Cruise Liner berth in Cobh. As Afloat previously reported, the frigate and her crew of 244 were in the south coast port in…
The Cork Harbour One Design Elsie (Patrick Dorgan) at Glandore. She was designed by William Fife in 1895-96
Cork Harbour Master shipwright Mark Bushe will give a talk next week on the restoration of the 1896-built Cork Harbour One Design Elsie. The talk will take place at the Skippers and Members meeting in the Royal Cork Yacht Club…
Onboard STS Tenacious in Antigua: (left to right) Aileen Kelleher, Daniel Wilson, Andy Saunders and Mike Oughton.
Two Cork Software employees are onboard the Sail Training Tall Ship Tenacious in the West Indies this week as part of a volunteer programme to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place…
A Topper capsizes in breezy conditions at the Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series
Westerly winds of 16 to 20 knots greeted the first day of the Custom Rigging Spring Frostbites Series at Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday.  Squibs, Toppers and Lasers competed over a course set by the race officer team of John and…
RCYC Committee (from left to right) Ria Lyden, Chair of the Marina & Facilities Committee; Darragh Connolly, Rear Admiral Keelboats; Annamarie Fegan, Rear Admiral Dinghies; Gavin Deane, General Manager, Colin Morehead Admiral; Michael Rider, Rear Admiral Cruising; Kieran O’ Connell, Vice Admiral and Alex Barry, Chair of the Bar Catering and House Committee
Colin Morehead has been elected as Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club succeeding the outgoing Pat Farnan as the club celebrates its 300th year as the oldest yacht club in the world writes Bob Bateman. At the 299th AGM, …
Pull like a Dog - Great fun and games at the MBSC raft race. Scroll down for photo gallery
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour finally got their sixth annual Raft Race underway this morning, it having been cancelled due to weather on 26th December writes Bob Bateman Fundraising for Pieta House, the charity that offers free support…
Royal Cork's New Year's Eve Ball at Crosshaven
Royal Cork Yacht Club celebrated the new year's arrival in style at Crosshaven, Cork Harbour last night in anticipation of a bumper Cork300. 2020 is an important anniversary year in which the oldest yacht club in the world will celebrate its…
Paul O'Sullivan (with trophy) is congratulated by competitors at today 's St. Stephen's Day race in Cork Harbour
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser sailors were afloat again today for the annual St. Stephens Day Race in Cork Harbour. In light winds, Paul O’Sullivan was the winner of the Dr Magner Cup. The St Stephen's Day fixture race precedes…
RCYC Cruising Boat of the Year Trophy - (from left) Rear Admiral Cruising Mike Rider, Maeve McDonagh, Admiral Pat Farnan and Seamus Gilroy
The well attended Royal Cork Yacht Club Laying Up Supper last weekend featured some important club annual awards presentations by Admiral Pat Farnan witnessed this year by special guests from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes writes Bob Bateman. Neighbouring Cork…
Sally O’Leary presents the Archie O’Leary Memorial Trophy to Anthony O’Leary and Sophie Browne (all in spinnaker fleet) Included are Kieran O’Connell, Rear Admiral Keelboats, Capt. Pat Farnan, RCYC Admiral and Nicholas O’Leary
With Cork Harbour Winter racing falling victim to gales like Dublin Bay, Royal Cork Yacht Club presented the overall prizes for its O'Leary Insurance Winter League writes Bob Bateman. Competitors gathered in the bar of the RCYC for mulled wine…
Some of the prizewinners at last night's presentation at RCYC by SCORA Commodore Johanna Murphy (centre). Scroll down for prizegiving gallery
The 19th AGM of SCORA, the south coast racing association, was held on Tuesday at the Royal Cork Yacht Club Crossshaven writes Bob Bateman The well-attended meeting included representatives of all the Cork harbour clubs in addition to Kinsale, Waterford and…
The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around…
Kieran O'Brien's MG335 Magnet was dismasted in today's RCYC Winter League Race
Today's fourth race of the O'Leary Winter League at Royal Cork Yacht Club was not for the faint-hearted writes Bob Bateman. Strong wind over tide produced testing conditions in Cork Harbour that led to the dismasting of Kieran O’Brien's MG335 Magnet.…
Laser and Toppers winners with Class Captains Diarmuid Lynch, Clayton Kohl, Admiral Pat Farnan and Rear Admiral dinghies Brian Jones. Scroll down for more photos
Junior sailing achievement was honoured at Royal Cork Yacht Club's laying up supper and youth prizegiving at the Crosshaven Clubhouse at the weekend writes Bob Bateman.  A full house was in attendance to salute Optimist champion James Dwyer Matthews who…
Alan Mulcahy's Runaway Bus (left) and Richard Leonard's Bandit competing in race three of RCYC's third race
In a brisk northerly breeze, Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series reached the halfway stage this afternoon with three great days of sailing so far this November writes Bob Bateman. Crews were back on Cork Harbour waters today after Friday's…
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