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National 18s racing in their last race of the season at the Royal Cork Marina. Scroll down for photo gallery
Nick Walsh's Fifty Shades was the first to finish the National 18s River Race held last night at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. The Owenabue race marked the final race of the season for the dinghy class and…
505s and Laser dinghies compete in Class One of the September dinghy league a Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. Scroll down for photo gallery
There was some great sailing breeze for a big weekend of dinghy racing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour yesterday. MBSC is co-hosting the 1720 Munster Championships in the harbour as well as running its regular dinghy September…
Racing at the RCYC Optimist Burns Trophy. See Photo gallery below
After six races sailed with one discard at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Optimist Dinghy Class Burns Trophy Alana Twomey continues to lead the 24-boat main fleet in the month-long Cork Harbour series at Crosshaven. Lying second overall is JP Curtin with third place taken…
The Irish Navy yacht Tailte competing in yesterday's RCYC White Sails Coastal Race. See Photo Gallery below
Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Naval Race in Cork Harbour was sailed as a coastal fixture on Saturday with the Navy sending its yacht Tailte out from Haulbowline to compete. After a short leg across the harbour, the RCYC spinnaker…
The new public slipway at Ringaskiddy
As Afloat reported in July, the new public recreation area at Paddy's Point in Cork Harbour now has a new floating pontoon added to the existing marine leisure facilities at Ringaskiddy. As it turns out, the new facilities were about…
Fourth placed National 18 Shark Eleven (Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard, John Coakley)
Fifty Shades sailed by Nick Walsh, Rob Brownlow and  Eddie Rice are the winners of the 2020 National 18 Foot Class Irish National Championships after an eight race series sailed off Cork Harbour at the weekend. Walsh and crew won by six…
Optimists racing in RCYC Burns Trophy. See slideshow below
After four races sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Optimist Dinghy Class Burns Trophy Alana Twomey leads the 24-boat main fleet in the month-long series. Lying second overall is JP Curtin with third place taken by Oisin Pierse.  RCYC's Burns Trophy is…
Denis Byrne's Trapper Cracker was the Moonduster Trophy winner in the 2020 Cobhh to Blackrock Race
Cove Sailing Club has awarded Denis Byrne's Trapper T250 Cracker its Moonduster Trophy for his overall performance in today's Cobh to Blackrock Race in Cork Harbour. Byrne and his Royal Cork Yacht Club crew outwitted a 36-boat fleet over a…
Kieran Dorgan's First 36.7 Altair
Cove Sailing Club's 2020 Cobh to Blackrock Race will start earlier than normal this Saturday due to Cork Harbour tide times. A first gun at 1130 will see two separate starts for a combined fleet of 36 sailing cruisers (numbers…
RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead on board the Cork Harbour One Design, Jap
Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Colin Morehead was aboard Royal Cork's Jap for some pre-race preparations before next Saturday's big race from Cobh to Blackrock.  'She's So light, so responsive, an absolute joy to sail' was the verdict from the…
Conor Doyle's Xp 50, Freya competing in Kinsale Yacht Club's September Series. Scroll down for photo gallery
Finbarr O'Regan's Elan 333 leads IRC One in the Kinsale Yacht Club 'Mary P' September Saturday Series for cruisers after yesterday's first light airs race. O'Regan leads Thomas Roche's Salona 45 Meridien in second. Third from four starters is Conor Doyle's Xp 50, Freya.  In…
11-boats contested the National 18 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. See slideshow below
Alex Barry, Sandy Rimmington and Richard Leonard sailing Aquadisiacs were the overall winners of an 11-boat National 18 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend. The Royal Cork/Monkstown Bay trio won by a margin of three points over…
Dinghies racing in the Coolmore race on the Owenabue River at Crosshaven. Scroll down for photos
The Coolmore Race is an old Cork Harbour yacht race that has been brought back to life by Royal Cork Yacht Club after many years. After a day of torrential rain, the downpour stopped and sadly the wind died with…
Ronan and John Downing's Half Tonner Miss Whiplash
After three races of the Fitzgerald's Menswear sponsored August League at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday, Ronan and John Downing's Half Tonner Miss Whiplash has an overall lead in the IRC spinnaker division for cruiser-racers. Second overall is the Trapper,…
Irish Optimist Champion 2020 Johnny Flynn of Howth with his prizes at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for a prizegiving slideshow
Howth Yacht Club teen Johnny Flynn overtook local ace and regatta leader Ben O'Shaughnessy to clinch the AIB sponsored Optimist Nationals by a single point at Royal Cork Yacht Club today.  After four days of racing on the Curlane Bank and…
Shark II was the National 18 Dognose Trophy winner in Cork Harbour. See slideshow below
The winner of the National 18s Dognose trophy sailed on Saturday in Cork Harbour was Shark II skippered by Charles Dwyer. The one-day event at the Royal Cork Yacht Club marked a welcome return to the water for the three-man dinghy…
The 79-main boat fleet sailed again on day three of the championships on the Harbour's Curlane Bank in light winds. Scroll down for slideshow
After seven races sailed in light and tricky conditions in Cork Harbour, local Optimist dinghy ace Ben O'Shaughnessy of Royal Cork Yacht Club continues to lead the AIB sponsored National Championships overall.  The 79-main boat fleet sailed again on day three…
Racing is underway at the 2020 Optimist Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. See slideshow below
Ben O'Shaughnessy of the host club leads the AIB Optimist Dinghy Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club after one race sailed in light conditions in Cork Harbour today with a number of postponements to the day's proceedings. O'Shaughnessy leads Howth's Cillian…
Excitement Builds for Optimist Dinghy Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Excitement is building in the Royal Cork Yacht Club for this week’s AIB Optimist dinghy Nationals 2020 in Cork Harbour. It will be the first time the Irish Optimist fleet will compete this year due to COVID and participant numbers…
Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Good sailing Little Fella at the Kinsale's One Day Dragon Keelboat Regatta. Scroll down for slideshow of photos
Cameron Good's Dragon 'Little Fella' was the overall winner of Kinsale Yacht Club's one day Dragon keelboat Regatta on Saturday (August 1). Good, who also won KYC's Pery Knox Gore 2020 Trophy in late July, sailed with Henry Kingston and…
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