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Former Cove Sailing Club Commodores were part of the gathering in Cobh to mark the centenary of the Cork Harbour Club on Friday. From left Adrian Tyle, Richard Marshall, Johanna Murphy, Noel O'Regan, Dave Doyle, Kieran Dorgan and Robert Keating. Missing from photo is John Doyle. Scroll down for photo gallery
Cove Sailing Club launched an exciting centenary programme at Cork Harbour's Sirius centre in Cobh, the former clubhouse of the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Friday, May 17 writes Bob Bateman. In order to mark the special occasion, CSC Commodore Kieran Dorgan…
The National 18s racing in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
Following the launch of the Cove Sailing Club centenary programme on Friday, the club race to Ballinacurra in Cork Harbour had a strong fleet of Royal Cork Yacht Club National 18 dinghies competing yesterday. Bob Bateman photographed the fleet and…
Bryan Dobson and Minister for State at the Department of Health Jim Daly launched the Games in Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
Minister for State at the Department of Health Jim Daly launched the Watersports Inclusion Games 2019 at Kinsale Yacht Club writes Bob Bateman. The event, set to take place in Kinsale harbour and environs on 24th and 25th August, is…
Frank Doyle's Cara flies a code zero in Royal Cork's Thursday night racing
16 boats raced in last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club's Thursday night series in Cork Harbour  sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland in a light ESE breeze writes Bob Bateman Spinnaker fleets one and two took a beat to Corkbeg (RCYC course 93) across an ebbing tide and eased…
A French Cruise Liner departs Cork Harbour. Scroll down for more images from Cork Harbour tonight
Three cruise ship maneuvres made for a busy Cork Harbour tonight with plenty of marine leisure activity too as captured by Bob Bateman below. Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat was on exercise, while a 1720 sportsboat and RIB were out on a…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy (left) with Radial winner Jamie McMahon and RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan. Scroll down for gallery of prizegiving photos
A Howth Yacht Club brother and sister Jamie and Eve McMahon emerged on top of the 200-plus entries at the Irish Sailing Youth Championships sailed in Cork over the weekend in five classes. Both were competing in the single-handed Laser…
Youth Sailing Titles Decided at Royal Cork Yacht Club
In Cork Harbour, five youth national sailing titles were decided at the four-day Irish Sailing Youth Championships hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven though Storm Hannah disrupted the event programme writes Bob Bateman. Ferguson victory in 420 In…
Optimist racing in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
The Optimist class at the Irish Sailing Youth Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club were the only class that got racing today thanks to the relative shelter of their race course on Cork Harbour's Curlane Bank. In the Trials fleet,…
Flags on the RCYC mast indicate the fate of racing on day two of the Irish Sailing Youth Championships
Today's second day of racing at the Irish Youth Sailing Championships was scrubbed in anticipation of the arrival of Storm Hannah at Royal Cork Yacht Club this morning. Optimist class racing, however, did go ahead on a sheltered race course on the…
Tight start in the first race of the 28-boat Laser Radials at the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals in Cork Harbour today. Scroll down for photo gallery
After a light and flukey start, Royal Cork Yacht Club sailed three races for 420s and Laser Radial classes in the first day of competition at the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman In the…
Conor Doyles’s fifty foot X yacht Freya in action in race two of the KYC league
East and South East winds gusting to over 40-knots led to the cancellation of this morning's third round of Kinsale Yacht Club's Mathews Centre Spring cruiser League where Denis Murphy's Nieulargo (pictured above) leads class one in IRC and ECHO divisions in a…
Andrew Crosbie crewed by Stephen and Rebecca O'Shaughnessy were overall winners of the PY1000 dinghy race at Royal Cork. Scroll down for photo gallery
Andrew Crosbie crewed by Stephen and Rebecca O'Shaughnessy were the winners of Saturday's Royal Cork Yacht Club sixth PY1000 river race writes Bob Bateman. The Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) handicap dinghy race took place on the Owenabue river in Crosshaven Cork, in front of…
The RCYC Academy is made up of 16 and 25 year -olds who get the chance to experience local sailing plus a chance to compete nationwide at Summer events.
Winter sail training for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Under 25 Keelboat Academy sponsored by EY is continuing in Cork Harbour this February writes Bob Bateman Primarily using the club's 1720 sportsboats, the Academy is made up of 16 and 25…
On the second round of the course, the fleet negotiate no.7 buoy
With one race left to sail, Kieran Collins's Olson 30 Coracle IV of the host club has moved into the overall lead of the O'Leary Insurances sponsored  Royal Cork Yacht Club League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. After five races…
Presentation of Pyewacket Trophy by Rear Admiral Dinghies, Brian Jones (left) to Atlee Kohl (centre) and Admiral Pat Farnan
The Royal Cork Yacht Club Junior Laying Up Supper 2018 was held on Saturday 24th 2018 in the clubhouse with parents and junior Sailors making up the 168 attendees. The end-of-year dinner was dispersed with the Class Captains giving an…
The start of race four
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 Antix Beag from the host club continues to lead the all–in IRC spinnaker division of the O'Leary Insurance Winter League by a single point writes Bob Bateman. Staying second is Kieran Collins's Olson 30, Coracle IV. Moving…
Overall IRC leader Antix Beag at speed in Cork Harbour for the RCYC Winter League. Scroll down the page for photo gallery
Royal Cork Yacht Club Race officers set Course 97, a route that brought the O'Leary Insurance sponsored Winter League fleet to East Ferry in Cork Harbour and up to number 20 off Cobh writes Bob Bateman. The modified 1720 Antix Beag…
Of the six spinnaker boats competing in the RCYC League today, two with blue kites above are helmed by dinghy sailors “Nieulargo” Annamarie and Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 is helmed by daughter Mia (16). The Jones' Family  J109 is helmed by son Kian (20). See photo gallery below
Only the bravest hoisted spinnakers in the somewhat reduced fleet that took part in today's heavy weather outing of the O'Leary Insurance Royal Cork Yacht Club Winter League from Crosshaven writes Bob Bateman. The forecast proved correct in Cork Harbour…
Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag was the winner of the Spinnaker one class. Scroll down for more photos from today's race
Coracle helmed by Mel Collins got off to a good start and led across Cork Harbour followed closely by Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag in the first races of the O’Leary Insurance Group’s sponsored Winter League at Royal…
Frank Doyle's J122 Cara
A 15-knot northwesterly breeze brought the 2018 Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn League to a close today writes Bob Bateman.  The series attracted entries from all the south coast clubs including Kinsale Yacht Club, the newly founded Great Island SC,…
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