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Jimmy Nyhan's young crew onboard Outrigger enjoy the 2023 Royal Cork Yacht Club Naval Race in Cork Harbour
The Royal Cork Yacht Club held its annual Naval Race on a windy day in Cork Harbour, bringing together a fleet of 16 boats. The race course started with a grassy start, followed by a run to the south of Trabolgan…
George Radley Jr's Skipper 70 Pat Mustard crew on their way to an overall IRC win of the Moonduster Trophy in Cove Sailing Club's Cobh to Blackrock Race in Cork Harbour
On Saturday, George Radley Jr's Skipper 70 Pat Mustard won the Moonduster Trophy in Cove Sailing Club's Cobh to Blackrock Race in Cork Harbour. Radley finished the 6.5 nautical miles course in a corrected time of one hour, 12 minutes and…
Royal Cork Yacht Club marina is the launch site for the Ocean to City craft, billed as Ireland's largest long-distance rowing and paddling race
Royal Cork Yacht Club was the centre of attention on Saturday as rowing craft of all kinds were launched in glorious sunshine in anticipation of the weekend's centrepiece event, An Rás Mór, Cork harbour’s Ocean to City race. The coastal rowing…
2023 National 18 champions Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard and John Coakley on a downwind leg at the National 18 Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Bouncing back from a disqualification in the second race of six sailed, Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard and John Coakley sailing 'Nacho' retained their National 18 Irish Championship crown at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday evening.  The Cork Harbour-based championships featured a…
Dan Buckley's J109 Justus leads IRC Class One division at the Early Summer Cruiser Series at Kinsale Yacht Club
Dan Buckley's J109 Justus leads after one race sailed at the La Bougie Early Summer Cruiser Series at Kinsale Yacht Club. After last week's cancellation, the series got underway last night in breezy conditions in Kinsale Harbour. Justus now leads…
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Alana Twomey and Chris Bateman are leading at the 29er Southern Skiff championships hosted  by Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Alana Twomey and Chris Bateman have a one-point lead after four races sailed at the Irish 29er Southerns Championships in Cork Harbour. Royal Cork skiff sailors also hold second and third places overnight in the 11-boat fleet. A…
Part of the 37-boat Royal Cork Yacht Club Darkness into Light flotilla. Scroll down for a photo gallery below
Royal Cork yachts raised over €5,000 for charity in a 'Darkness into Light Sail' at Cork Harbour this morning. Admiral Kieran O’Connell led a 37-boat club flotilla to the mouth of the Harbour at Roches Point, where he hosted a pennant…
The Etchells 22 special Guapa will race in the CD Environmental Calves Week White Sail class this August
CD Environmental Calves Week Regatta 2023 at Schull in West Cork has welcomed the latest entry of the 1898-built Cork Harbour one design “Jap”, scheduled to compete in the August event. Having spent over twenty years on the European classic boat…
Seven National 18s raced on the Curlane Bank race area in strong winds in the Royal Cork Wednesday League
With Kinsale Yacht Club cruiser racing, Cove Sailing Cub racing and Royal Cork 29er Skiff racing all cancelled on Wednesday evening (May 3rd) due to strong winds, the only fleet taking to the water on the Irish south coast last…
Royal Cork's Jelly Baby crew relax after the four race Axiom Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club. The Brian Jones led crew from Cork Harbour were the Class One ECHO division winners. Scroll down for a photo galley and results.
Royal Cork Yacht Club Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble was the Spinnaker 1 - IRC fleet overall winner after four races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Spring Series. After a fortnight of cancellations due to big winds and fog, the KYC league concluded on Saturday,…
Yachts round the Fastnet Rock during Calves Week Regatta. The 2023 edition of the West Cork Regatta runs from August 8th-11th
With over 40 confirmed entries already, Calves Week Regatta in Schull Harbour, West Cork, from August 8th-11th, is expected to reach its 70-boat cut-off by early summer. The top end of the entries looks particularly competitive, with seven J Boat models…
The first cruise liner of the 2023 season, ‘The Ambience’, passes Roches Point outbound from Cobh on Monday evening, 10th April
Following a voyage from Belfast Lough, The Ambience sailed past Roches Point this morning, becoming the first cruise line visitor to Cork Harbour of 2023. Anticipating a strong year, the Port of Cork has seen bookings return to pre-pandemic levels,…
The yacht Swift was part of a flotilla of Kinsale Yacht Club yachts, local boats and fishing trawlers dressed with fairy lights that paraded from Charles Fort to the Pier for the start of the 2023 St. Patricks Day festivities. See the photo gallery below
A daring on-the-water display from Zap Cat speedboats began St. Patrick's Day eve proceedings in Kinsale Harbour on Thursday night. A flotilla of 14 Kinsale Yacht Club yachts, local boats and fishing trawlers dressed with fairy lights paraded from Charles…
Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern (left) presents Ian Travers with the perpetual Squib Frostbite trophy for his overall win with Keith O'Riordan (second from right). Holding the trophy is Kinsale's Bruce Matthews with Harry Lewis Custom of series sponsor Custom Rigging on the right
With no racing possible on the final day of Kinsale Yacht Club's Squib Frostbite Series, the overall win went to Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan in Outlaw. There were 15 races sailed and three discards in the 12-boat fleet, leaving Travers…
MBSC Laser Yard of Ale winner - (from left to right) Richard Harrington, Vice Commodore, presenting the
Cove Sailing Club's Kieran Dorgan prevailed in the final race of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club on Saturday in Cork Harbour to win the League and coveted Yard of Ale trophy.  In a light air climax, Dorgan won two of the…
Micheal O'Suillieabhain (left) and father, Michael O'Sullivan lead the Squib Class at the Kinsale Yacht Club Custom Rigging Frostbite Series
After three races sailed in the Squib Class at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbite Series, a father and son duo sailing Mucky Duck lead the 12-boat fleet on seven points. The O'Sullivan's, Micheal and Michael take a four-point advantage over Colm…
Courtmacherry welcomes the new RNLI Shannon Class Lifeboat to West Cork
The message, "She is coming over the bar" came over the tannoy, and suddenly, the crowd in the West Cork village of Courtmacsherry swelled to bursting. Despite the inclement January weather, every vantage point was taken up on the street,…
Kieran Dorgan of Cove leads the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League in Cork Harbour
With a third different leader in as many weeks, Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 has sailed eight races in  Cork Harbour, and Kieran Dorgan from Cove Sailing Club is at the top of the scoreboard. After one discard is…
The Royal Cork Yacht Club Executive (from left to right) Front row: Pat Harte Treasurer/Secretary, Kieran O'Connell Admiral, Annamarie Fegan Vice Admiral, Gavin Deane General Manager. Back row: Paul Tingle, Rear Admiral Keelboats, Maurice Collins, Rear Admiral Dinghies, Mike Rider, Rear Admiral Cruising, Yvonne Durcan, Chair of the Membership Communications and events, and Denis Byrne, Chair of Marina and Facilities Committee.
The 302nd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Cork Yacht Club was held in the Crosshaven clubhouse on Monday with the election of an Executive Committee for 2023.   2023 will see the Topper World Championships hosted by the Royal Cork under a new Chair of…
Ronan Kenneally leads the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League in Cork Harbour
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 got a full three races in at Cork Harbour on Saturday, January 14th, in a 15 to 20 bitingly cold westerly breeze but bitingly cold coupled with a 3.5-metre tide sluicing past Monkstown.…
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