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 run by Great Island Sailing Club (GISC). The race was for the “Ken Beazley Trophy”, the late Ken Beazley was a crew member of Radley's 1970 Nautor’s Swan 36 Cecille campaign and later had a Targa 32.
At the same time, Kinsale Yacht Club was holding the Neil J Prendeville Trophy. It is one of the longest-running sponsorships now running for 37 years and it consists of a race from Kinsale to Cork Harbour to be finished by Neil himself on the Mary P.
Nine KYC Cruiser’s raced followed by a spectator fleet. Finding they were to be in Cobh on the day, Johanna Murphy, Commodore of SCORA and GISC invited the Kinsale Yachts to participate in the race and this provided spectacular views as they sailed up passed the cruise liners of which there were two in Cork Harbour yesterday.
A joint prizegiving was held in John Paul English’s Oar Bar in Crosshaven to facilitate the Kinsale competitors who sponsored the Food and Function Room.
The gathering was joined by Dave O’Sullivan Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club and a very pleasant evening of prize-giving was had by all.
Prizegiving photos below by Bob Bateman