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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.…
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo. The Grand Soleil 40 from the Royal Cork Yacht Club was the inaugural winner of 2020's Fastnet 450 Race and is entered into July's VDLR offshore class
Royal Cork Yacht Club's inaugural Fastnet 450 Race winner Nieulargo is among the latest entries into July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.  The Muphy family's potent Grand Soleil 40 is now entered into two key Dublin offshore sailing fixtures. The first…
Nieulargo is aiming for the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race and Fastnet Race in 2021
Royal Cork Yacht Club 2020 winner Nieulargo will set its sights offshore again in 2021 as the family-based Grand Soleil 40 aims for both of next year's big offshore fixtures on the Irish coast; next June's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race…
Johanna Murphy, the newly elected President of Cobh and Harbour Chamber in Cork
The Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) has been elected President of Cobh and Harbour Chamber in Cork. The Chamber, which has been in existence for 60 years, is composed of local business representatives and works to…
George Radley Jnr and crew on Creamy Beam, a vintage Sadler 25, competing in the Cobh to Blackrock Race
The Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association believes there are yachts "out there waiting for budding enthusiasts to give them a second or third chance" and which could be used to encourage the next generation of young sailors…
Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale (with article author Mark Mansfield pictured second from right) at the start of the Fastnet 450 Race
Mark Mansfield, Olympian and Professional sailor and a member of this year's Fastnet 450 Race organising committee reckons lessons learned in this COVID-hit 2020 sailing season means there can still be good compliant big boat racing even in these strange…

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