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Conor Phelan's Jump has lost the lead in IRC Zero of the RCYC Autumn Series
There were some changes at the top of the IRC leaderboards after today's racing at the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series held in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice has lost…
Racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn Series. Scroll down for photo gallery
Anthony O'Leary's 1720 sportsboat Antix leads after four of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series held today in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman.  Second in the six-boat fleet is Tom Durcan and Clive O'Shea's T Bone two points behind O'Leary. Third is Gary…
RCYC's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series competitors racing off Roches Point was yesterday
Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice in Class Zero IRC leads after the first two races of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series held yesterday in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Phelan, counting a first and a second…
Cork 300 celebrations are led by Tanaiste Simon Coveney (pictured centre) at last night's launch at the RCYC. Scroll down for launch photos
Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, is now a major focus of attention locally, nationally and internationally following the announcement of 300th-anniversary plans last night writes Bob Bateman. The marquee at Royal Cork was packed fort the…
Delegates of the 2019 World Forum of the International Council of Yacht Clubs at Royal Cork
Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Pat Farnan welcomed the 2019 World Forum of the International Council of Yacht Clubs to Crosshaven in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman. The three-day event sees the Munster club host flag officers of some…
Katherine Hedley leads Adam Billany followed by John Patrick in Race one of the International 2.4mR Open Championships at Kinsale Scroll down for photo gallery
Ireland was outclassed as British boats took the podium places at the International 2.4mR one-person keelboat Irish Open Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club today. Megan Pascoe, a past World and European champion in the class, dominated the four-race event with four straight…
Denis and Ann Marie Murphy's Nieulargo racing in the Naval Race. See Photo Gallery Below
Yesterday's Combined Clubs September Sailing Events in Cork Harbour saw Royal Cork Yacht Club stage the annual Naval Race writes Bob Bateman A 16-knot southerly wind allowed RCYC Race Officer Peter Webster set a course east of No.11 buoy to send the…
Four of the ten 2.4m moored in Kinsale this morning
The International 2.4mR one-person keelboat Irish National Championships was cancelled this morning in Kinsale, County Cork writes Bob Bateman It was initially postponed by Race Officer Jack Roy by one hour but after going to sea and observing the sea…
2019 Rankin World Champions - Conor and Robbie English
A tremendous welcome was extended to the Rankin Dinghy Class by Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend at its DinghyFest Regatta. The largest fleet of Rankins ever gathered for the event. 21 boats assembled in the dinghy park, with 20…
A thumbs up for 2019 DinghyFest at Royal Cork. See photo gallery below
There some clean sweeps across the eight classes at Royal Cork Yacht Club's 2019 Dinghy Fest Championships held in Cork Harbour at the weekend writes Bob Bateman. One of the biggest fleets of the weekend was the 19-boat Rankin World…
The fleet depart Cobh for the race to Blackrock in fine conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery
Paul Tingle's Alpaca and Ronan Downing's Miss Whiplash shared the Cork Harbour spoils of victory in the annual Cobh to Blackrock Race sponsored by Horgan's Quay yesterday writes Bob Bateman. Alpaca, an X34, was declared the winner in Class 1 ECHO…
The Multihull National Championships are being raced as part of Dinghyfest 2019 at Royal Cork. Scroll down for photo gallery
Ideal sailing conditions in Cork Harbour graced the first day of the fourth edition of Royal Cork Yacht Club's 2019 DinghyFest Regatta today writes Bob Bateman.  The regatta comprises a number of end of season dinghy class championships including a…
Ronan Downing of Horgan's Quay (left) and Dom Losty of Cove Sailing Club
Cove Sailing club’s Cobh to Blackrock Race takes place tomorrow with over 45 entries signed up for the annual Cork Harbour race. As Afloat reported earlier, the weather forecast looks promising for the end of season fixture that takes place on…
The three-masted Barquentine Pelican of London alongside at the Port of Cork
The Tall Ship Pelican of London evoked memories of days gone by alongside at the Port of Cork quays on the River Lee last night writes Bob Bateman. The part clipper, part pirate ship was back in Cork Harbour a fortnight…
 Johanna Murphy, Commodore of SCORA and GISC gets the Cork Harbour Combined Clubs prizegiving underway at the Oar Bar in Crosshaven
Today and into September the Cork Harbour combined clubs are taking it in turn to run events for Royal Cork Yacht Club, Monkstown Bay Sailing Club, Cove Sailing Club and Great Island Sailing Club (GISC) writes Bob Bateman Yesterday’s event was…
Kinsale Kitesurfers Enjoy Great Conditions at Garrylucas
Kitesurfers made the most of the fine August conditions at Garrylucas (White Strand) in Kinsale today writes Bob Bateman. 15 to 20-knot winds from the south-west gave the Kinsale kiting community some great conditions near the Old Head of Kinsale…
Royal Cork's 'At Home' Regatta 2019 - scroll down for photo gallery below
Ronan and John Downing's Half Tonner Miss Whiplash was the winner of the IRC Spinnaker Division of Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta on Sunday writes Bob Bateman. The two-day event featured light winds on both days. Keelboats had two races…
The impressive firework display in Cork Harbour on Sunday evening
Two days of racing for both dinghy and cruiser at the Cobh Peoples Regatta came to a climax last night with a 10 pm firework display watched by throngs of people along the Cobh shoreline and dozens of boats afloat…
Cobh People's Regatta Celebrates Cork Harbour Sailing
Today's “Cobh Peoples Regatta” was a celebration of sail with boats vying to win Cork Harbour’s most valuable silverware writes Bob Bateman. Today's cruiser racing followed yesterday's Cobh People's dinghy regatta, as Afloat reported here. A blustery day with a…
A Rankin dinghy is made ready to launch for the Cobh Peoples Regatta. Scroll down for more photos below
Blustery conditions in Cork Harbour for the Cobh Peoples Regatta meant today's dinghy division racing did not include a fine turnout of the historic Rankin class. Regatta organisers, Cove Sailing Club, who celebrate 100-years this season, will race cruisers on Sunday…
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