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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…
The National Yacht Club's Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie, with multi-dinghy champion Noel Butler on the tiller, is the latest entry into the Fastnet 450 on August 22nd
John O'Gorman's Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie from the National Yacht Club is the latest entry into Ireland's newest offshore sailing race. With 12 days to go to the start of the inaugural Fastnet 450 Race from Dublin to Cork via…
Kinsale's Fastnet Race winner Nieulargo has signed up for the Dublin to Cork race on August 22nd
The winner of last weekend's Kinsale Fastnet Race is among the first entries for SCORA’s new Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour race. Denis and Annamarie Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo that showed a clean pair of heels to the 11-boat…
Annamarie Fegan is presented with the KYC Fastnet Trophy by Rear Commodore Tony Scannell. Scroll down for the prizegiving slideshow
Royal Cork's Denis Murphy and Annamarie Fegan sailing Nieulargo were the winners of the IRC All In Fleet in Kinsale Yacht Club's Fastnet SCORA Race sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland. The Grand Soleil 40 crew that included former All Ireland Sailing…
SCORA's new Dublin-Cork fixture on August 22nd aims to appeal to Round Ireland Race entrants such as the National Yacht Club's Sunfast 3600, Hot Cookie (John O'Gorman) pictured above
Cork offshore sailing body SCORA has announced a new race that it says will be run in association with Dun Laoghaire Harbour's National Yacht Club and the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 'pop-up' race is from Dun Laoghaire to Cork…
Sailors rounding Fastnet Rock
The Notice of Race for the 2020 SCORA Fastnet Race, sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland, is now available to download. No class divisions apply in this all-in IRC race, which sets off from the Kinsale Yacht Club’s Charles Fort Line…
Johanna Murphy of Cobh, Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association, is also a Committee Member of of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association
Some offshore racing enthusiasts may have been hoping that the historic re-enactment of the “Kingstown to Queenstown" Race of 1860 – the first proper offshore event in Irish and British waters – might still have been staged in some very…
Signing the contract for Cobh Marina: 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
With the competitive season now finished on the South Coast, attention turns to club activities ashore which will include annual general meetings and reviews of how the past season went and prospects for the year ahead. Without a doubt the…
Michael Murphy's Shelly D sailing in Cork Harbour
I attended the SCORA annual meeting this week. I was seeking a particular answer about boats. The attendance at the meeting was the biggest in some years, a tribute to the work which the South Coast Offshore Racing Association’s Commodore…
Some of the prizewinners at last night's presentation at RCYC by SCORA Commodore Johanna Murphy (centre). Scroll down for prizegiving gallery
The 19th AGM of SCORA, the south coast racing association, was held on Tuesday at the Royal Cork Yacht Club Crossshaven writes Bob Bateman The well-attended meeting included representatives of all the Cork harbour clubs in addition to Kinsale, Waterford and…
Brian Jones' Jelly Baby (on port) and Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodger are both expected to race from Kinsale to Baltimore this Saturday
The West Cork Sailing Festival kicks off this Saturday when SCORA will start an offshore race off Kinsale to Baltimore starting at 8 am. This replaces the traditional overnight race from Crosshaven, which had suffered from declining numbers in the…
The fleet depart Cork Harbour bound for Waterford. Scroll down for photo gallery
13 yachts took to the start line this morning for SCORA's offshore race from Cork Harbour to Dunmore East writes Bob Bateman. The start was postponed for one hour by Race Officer Barry Rose who finally got the fleet away off Roches Point…
Class one competitor Bad Company
Kinsale Yacht Club Marina is a hive of activity today as repairs are underway to damage sustained during the gruelling two races of the Matthews Helly Hansen series last Sunday as previously reported by Afloat here. As sails are being taken away…
Cork Harbour yachts will race against Dunmore East rivals, such as Robert Marchant’s yellow–hulled Fulmar 32 Fulmar Fever from Waterford Harbour SC, when they compete in a new Coastal Race to dominate the June Bank Holiday Weekend
Cork Harbour sailors are being offered a different opportunity this season – to turn left rather than right when they leave Roches’ Point at the mouth of the harbour… This will be a new departure for Cork Harbour boats. Apart…
Michael McCann took people through the software for the ground up and over the four hours, he covered all aspects of utilising the software for cruiser racing
On Saturday Michael McCann ran a training course on the Sailwave results software in the Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Rear-Admiral Kieran O'Connell. The SCORA Course was attended by representatives of all SCORA clubs and I would like to thank people…

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