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Quarter Tonner SuperNova (IRL7500) rounds a mark inside Fiona Young's Albin Express North Star in the fourth weekend of racing in the AIB Autumn League at Royal Cork Yacht Club. After six races sailed North Star is second and SuperNova third in IRC Spinnaker Division Two.
Competitors in today's AIB Autumn Series in the Royal Cork Yacht Club competed over one and a half-mile long windward-leeward courses off Cork Harbour.  After six races sailed in the three boat IRC SPIN 0 Division, Conor Phelan's, Ker 37 Jump Juice leads…
Revival - 505 sailing at the MBSC October dinghy league in Cork Harbour
After four races sailed in Cork Harbour, a resurgent 505 fleet leads Class One of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club October League 2021. Racing is for mixed dinghies under the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap rule. Heading a 34-boat Class One, Ewen Barry…
Close racing as the Royal Cork Autumn League fleet took on coastal courses on the third weekend of racing
Competitors in today's AIB Autumn Series in the Royal Cork Yacht Club enjoyed light northerly breezes and summer-like conditions. All fleets sailed coastal courses off Cork Harbour under the watchful eye of race officer Ross Deasy.  Kieran Collins Coracle IV…
Kieran Collins Coracle IV leads at the RCYC AIB Autumn League
Kieran Collins Coracle IV of the host club leads the IRC Spinnaker 0/1 Division after the first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB Autumn League in Cork Harbour. The Olson 30 made the most of the big seas and strong…
Last's night's National 18 River Race was held in very light winds prompting the shortening of the race from three to just one round
Tom Crosbie was the winner of last night's annual river race for the National 18 class at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. Using a mark laid inside the marina the race is sometimes used as a crews race.…
Four-time National 18 championships winner - Ewan Barry (with trophy) and crew Dion Barrett (left) and Stan Brown pictured with class captain Charles Dwyer (right)
Ewan Barry, Dion Barrett and Stan Brown won the National 18 Irish dinghy Championships for a fourth time at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday after a two-day CH Marine sponsored championship at Crosshaven. Despite efforts to run the entire event…
National 18s prepare to start a race. Scroll down for photo gallery
After August's tightly fought Lowflo Trophy contest, the National 18 dinghy fleet based at Royal Cork Yacht Club was back on the water in September and racing outside Cork Harbour in a two-day competition for National Honours sponsored by CH Marine. …
There was an 11-boat turnout for the final Thursday night cruiser race at Royal Cork Yacht Club
The final sixth race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's August and September Thursday League 2021 was a light air affair in Cork Harbour that saw Ria Lyden's X332 Ellida emerge as the overall winner in both IRC Spinnaker and ECHO divisions. In second…
The North Sea Giant ship berthed at Marino Point in the Port of Cork
The massive North Sea Giant ship that berthed at Marino Point in the Port of Cork at the weekend is among the largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels ever built. The Norwegian flagged offshore supply ship docked over the…
LE William Butler Yeats starts the annual Naval yacht race in Cork Harbour
Celebrations of 75 years of the Irish Navy continued in Cork Harbour this afternoon with the annual Naval Race run under the burgee of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.  It followed yesterday's successful Cobh to Blackrock race organised by Cove…
A fine turnout of revived Rankin dinghies raced in a Cork Harbour mist and drizzle to commemorate the class founders in Saturday's Cobh People's Regatta.  Fiona O'Connell's Rankin R21 was the overall winner of the 29 boat fleet after two races sailed,…
Two race wins put Robert O'Leary top of the 20-boat 1720 National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club after two races sailed in Cork Harbour. Westerly winds of 18 to 20 knots got the championships off to a great start…
Frank Doyle's J112 Cara finished in third place in SCORA's Kinsale to Baltimore Race
Royal Cork J/109 Jelly Baby was the winner of SCORA's coastal race from Kinsale to Baltimore completing the passage in a corrected time of 7 hours 57 minutes and 16 seconds.  There were six entrants for the overnight feeder race to join…
Royal Cork's Liam Duggan won the Astra Construction Topper 'Winter' Championships at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour.
Royal Cork Yacht Club congratulated the rescheduled Astra Construction Topper 'Winter' Championships winner at Crosshaven yesterday evening after two full days of competition on the Curlane Bank in Cork Harbour. As Afloat reported earlier, after four races sailed on Saturday, the host…
Close racing for Royal Cork Optimist dinghies in Cork Harbour
After eight races sailed and with two discards applied, Oisin Pierse is the leader of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Optimist dinghy July Main fleet Series.  With for race wins on his scorecard, Pierse has a six-point margin over Isha Duggan on…
Racing in Royal Cork's July keelboat Cruiser League in Cork Harbour
With four races sailed in Royal Cork Yacht Club's July cruiser league and with one discard now applied after Thursday evening's race, Fiona Young's Albin Express, North Star continues to lead the 12-boat IRC division by two points overall.  Jelly Baby (Jones…
A great day for a sail in Cork Harbour during the RCYC Round Spike Island Race
Although there was a small enough turnout, the Irish Examiner sponsored Round Spike Island Race was sailed in beautiful sunshine in Cork Harbour. Eight keelboats and six dinghies competed for the annual Royal Cork Yacht Club hosted event. Scroll down for…
Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl under  assymetric kite shortly after the start of the annual Fastnet race that this year has been shortened to round the Kowloon Bridge Buoy
A well-timed postponement meant the nine-boat Kinsale Yacht Club SCORA Fastnet Race got away in a great breeze this morning at 10 am for its annual offshore race even though the fleet will not now round the Rock but the much closer…
George Kingston (helming), Kieran O'Connell on wire and Andrew Lane in the RCYC National 18 league
Royal Cork's National 18 dinghy League had a seven boat turnout for Wednesday's race in Cork Harbour. The three-man dinghy fleet returned to the racecourse at Royal Cork on June 10th for the first racing league of 2021 and have…
Royal Cork Optimists competing in Cork Harbour
Three single-handed dinghy fleets ventured out last night to compete for Royal Cork mid-week honours in Cork Harbour. Over 30 Oppies, Laser & Topper dinghy sailors competed from Crosshaven with Optimist Class Captain Derek Moynan in charge of the Oppie racing…
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