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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…
RCYC League winners gathered at the clubhouse with their prizes. Scroll down for photo gallery by Bob Bateman
A Royal Cork Yacht Club members forum at Crosshaven reviewed the 2019 racing season, ECHO handicapping and discussed options for 2020 last night before the club held its league prizegiving. The winners of its series of year-long club leagues in…
Derval and Michael Murphy at the Royal Cork for Shelly D's 40th anniversary year competing at RCYC's Autumn League
A gathering at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this month celebrated the 40 consecutive years that the Moody 30, Shelly D and her various crews, have competed in the Autumn league writes Bob Bateman. Purchased in 1978 at…
The start of today's RCYC race as viewed from Camden in Cork Harbour
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix' was in a dead heat with Richard Leonard's Bolero Bandit in the second race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series writes Bob Bateman. O'Leary still leads overall in the IRC Spinnaker…
The Cove Sailing Club Committee with the annual prizes
Cove Sailing Club rounded out its centenary year last night at a gala dinner in the town's Commodore Hotel in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Celebrations on the Cobh shoreline were appropriately held in the historic hotel venue that itself predates…
Atlee Kohl racing the Laser Radial	at the Royal Cork Yacht Club Dinghy frostbites
After three races of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Laser 4.7 Frostbites, Dawson Kohl leads from Peter Layton in a 16-boat fleet. Third is Daisy Seward writes Bob Bateman In the Laser Radial division, Chris Bateman leads Atlee Kohl with Sophie Crosbie…
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix'. Scroll down for more photos
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix' leads IRC Spinnaker Division One after today's first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series writes Bob Bateman. After a dull start for the opening race, the day turned out…
The Jones family were the overall winners of IRC one at the Autumn League in their J109 Jelly Baby. Scroll down for photo gallery
A light air race brought proceedings to a close on the water in Cork Harbour yesterday at the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series writes Bob Bateman. Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo topped a six-boat Class Zero…
Intense concentration at the Optimist Cobbler League at RCYC. Scroll down for more photos
JP Curtin leads the Optimist dinghy Cobbler League Main Fleet after nine races sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Bob Bateman. Second is Crosshaven sailor Harry Moynan with Tralee Bay Sailing Club's Riona McMorrow Moriarty in third place in the 20-boat…
Murphy's Nieulargo Stays Top at Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn Series
There was plenty of sailing action in Cork Harbour from Oppies to 50-footers today and there was some shuffling of places at the top of the IRC leaderboards after today's brisk racing at the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork…
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