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Excitement At Progress On Cove Sailing Club’s New Marina

10th November 2019
Building the breakwaters at Ringaskiddy for the new Cove Sailing Club marina Building the breakwaters at Ringaskiddy for the new Cove Sailing Club marina

Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour has expressed excitement at progress being made on its new marina.

Planning approval was granted this past May for the marina at Whitepoint, scaled down from a larger scheme that faltered in the planning stages some years ago.

Contracts were signed last month for the 30-berth facility designed by Byrne Looby from their Cork office.

And construction began at the end of October, with the breakwaters recently cast across the water at Ringaskiddy.

“This is a huge step forward in the overall development process and it’s great to see the project progressing and coming together,” said the club, which expects the marina to be completed and open well in advance of the 2020 sailing season.

Richard Marshall, Anne Ahern, Micheál O’Driscoll and Damian Ahern, committee members of Cove Sailing Club, with Paul Murphy of Byrne Looby and local councillor Cathal Rasmussen | Photo: Colm McDonaghRichard Marshall, Anne Ahern, Micheál O’Driscoll and Damian Ahern, committee members of Cove Sailing Club, with Paul Murphy of Byrne Looby and local councillor Cathal Rasmussen | Photo: Colm McDonagh

Speaking at the contract signing last month, Kieran Dorgan, Commodore of Cove Sailing Club, said the new marina would provide state-of-the-art facilities year-round and accommodate both locals and visitors.

This week Cove Sailing Club celebrated its centenary with a gala dinner in the town’s Commodore Hotel, as reported on Afloat.ie yesterday.

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