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Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern (left) along with Dave Cullinane (SCORA Vice-Commodore) and Harvey Matthews (centre) of sponsors Matthews of Cork, launched the inaugural Inishearaght Race in Kinsale
To meet a growing demand for offshore racing, Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern along with Dave Cullinane (SCORA Vice-Commodore) and Harvey Matthews representing sponsors Matthews of Cork, launched the inaugural Inishearaght Race in Kinsale on Wednesday, December 23rd. As Afloat…
South coast boats will have a new race along the Cork and Kerry coast next May when SCORA races around the Blasket Islands
The increasing interest in Irish offshore yacht racing events was illustrated at last Friday's South Coast Offshore Racing Association AGM with the announcement of a new race on the Cork and Kerry coast next May.  The twenty-first annual SCORA meeting was…
The start of the Palermo to Montecarlo Race in which Ireland's XP 50 Freya was fifth on IRC rating. Next up for skipper Conor Doyle and the Kinsale crew is October's Middle Sea Race in Malta
In a warm-up for October's Middle Sea Race, in which Cork yacht Freya is the only Irish entry, the Kinsale Yacht Club XP50 skippered by Conor Doyle took fifth overall on IRC and ninth in line honours in this week's…
The Freya crew from Kinsale competing in the Palermo to Monte Carlo Race
Conor Doyle’s XP50 ‘Freya’ from Kinsale Yacht Club starts in Saturday's 450-mile Palermo to Montecarlo Race as the sole Irish entry in the Italian classic. An international fleet of 56 boats will race in the fixture organised by the Circolo…
Robert Marchant's yellow–hulled Fulmar 32 Fulmar Fever is a SCORA stalwart. Up to seven Cork yachts will race to Dunmore East next Saturday.
The South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) will run a Cork Harbour to Dunmore East offshore race next Saturday, August 21st. The offshore body is also considering a race back to Crosshaven the following day. The plan is for a…
New life for old – Richard Leonard's David Thomas-designed Bolero Bandit, the Bruce Farr 1977-vintage Farrocious, and the Young family's Albin Express North Star racing with Royal Cork YC last Thursday evening
Where other people and places see problems, down Crosshaven way they see opportunities and solutions. Thus although the sailing world generally may be getting increasingly agitated about the fact that fibreglass boats seem to last forever and eventually present a…
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…
The Jones family J109 Jelly Baby to weather of the Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon girl at the Start of the Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race 2021
It was a one, two overall for the J109 design in this weekend's Kinsale Yacht Club SCORA Fastnet Race.  Royal Cork yacht Jelly Baby claimed a victory in a corrected time of 21 hours:13 minutes: 26 seconds from the host club's Artful Dodger (Finbarr…
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…
Ronan Downing’s Half Tonner Miss Whiplash from Royal Cork Yacht Club is heading for the Fastnet Rock in the KYC/SCORA race on Saturday
Due to the light winds forecast for Friday night, Kinsale Yacht Club has postponed the SCORA Kinsale Fastnet race until Saturday morning.  Sailing secretary David Cullinane told Afloat "We have decided to postpone until Saturday 17th July. First Gun will…
Kinsale J109 Artful Dodjer (Finnbarr O'Regan)
An estimated fleet of ten boats is contemplating a light air forecast for Friday evening's SCORA Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race. Sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland, the fleet includes the on form host club J109 entry of Artful Dodjer (Finnbarr…
Cork Harbour cruiser racing has resumed
Cruiser racing has returned with a strong turn-out at the RCYC in Crosshaven for the start of evening racing..Eighteen boats came to the start line for the first Thursday evening cruiser league race. Despite rain, mist and fog, which had…
An under 25 team racing in a RStGYC J80 keelboat on Dublin Bay
There will be more boats on the water in the season ahead, crewed by young sailors supported by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's Under 25 programme which has been so successful that ICRA is now working with the national sailing…
Younger sailors have been featuring more in South Coast racing including George Radley Jnr and crew on Creamy Beam, a vintage Sadler 25, competing in the 2020 Cobh to Blackrock Race
More young sailors are interested in racing offshore, an encouraging trend that should be fostered. It can help to bridge the problems that have been encountered in sailing where younger sailors have been lost to the sport in bridging the…
SCORA Commodore Daragh Connolly
Royal Cork's Daragh Connolly is the new SCORA Commodore annual after his election at an online AGM held via Zoom on Thursday 18th February. The large online attendance includes members of the Royal Cork, Cove, Monkstown, Kinsale, Dunmore East, and…
Outgoing SCORA Commodore, Johanna Murphy
"Offshore racing and club inclusion" will be the main themes for South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) in the year ahead according to the Commodore of SCORA prior to its annual general meeting which will be held this Thursday night.…
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