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Cork Harbour Naval Race Cancelled Tomorrow, Refixed for Sunday

22nd September 2017
Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as had been fixed for Saturday. Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as had been fixed for Saturday.

The Annual Naval Race, a major sailing event in Cork Harbour, due to be sailed tomorrow (Saturday) has been postponed until Sunday due to forecast bad weather conditions tomorrow writes Tom MacSweeney.

Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as had been fixed for Saturday.

It will be a gathering of all three harbour clubs, the RCYC, Monkstown and Cove SC, with the Naval Yacht Squadron. The start area will be around No.10 or No.7 channel buoy to facilitate boats from Monkstown Bay Sailing Club, Cove S.C. and the Naval Yacht Squadron.

This inter-club racing adds to the successful link-up this season by Monkstown Bay and Cove Clubs. The race is part of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association’s Harbour League. First Gun will be at 11.55. The Race Officer will be operating on VHF Channel 71.

All boats will finish at a line at the signal tower on the Naval Base.

Rear Admiral Keelboats at the RCYC, which will start the race, Kieran O’Connell, said this afternoon: “Due to the bad forecast for Saturday, we have decided to postpone the Naval race to Sunday the 24th. FG will still be 11.55, start area still near the Whitegate Refinery and VHF Channel still on 71. As you can see from the picture of the very detailed forecast, we had no option but to postpone the race.”

“Hope to see you all boats Sunday on the water, from RCYC, MBSC, CSC and the Yacht Squadron for what looks to be a lovely day for the 2017 Naval Race.”

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