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SCORA AGM To Hear Proposal For Better Collaboration Between South Coast Sailing Clubs

9th March 2017
'Altair' from Cove sailing club with Kieran Dorgan on the helm during the CH  Autumn league, an event that counted for SCORA points. Scroll down for more photos 'Altair' from Cove sailing club with Kieran Dorgan on the helm during the CH Autumn league, an event that counted for SCORA points. Scroll down for more photos Photo: Bob Bateman

Topics for discussion at next week's SCORA AGM and Presentation of overall prizes is a proposal for better collaboration between the local South Coast Clubs, which may help address the twin problems of falling fleet numbers and the poor number of youth dinghy sailors progressing to the cruiser scene.

The AGM will be held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club next Wednesday March 15th at 7.45pm.

Sailing Cork Harbour 5Judy Mc Grath's Impala 'Bonanza' with Barry Rose on the helm, rounds Cork Harbour's number 3 buoy

Several programmes were discussed at the recent ICRA conference and it is hoped to outline the various incentives available, which include cruiser training grants and the development of a new crew training curriculum.

A review of the current IRC class bands will take place with any possible alterations for the 2018 season.

The class winners of the overall SCORA league will be presented with a pictorial record, photographed by Afloat's Bob Bateman, at the various club events during the 2016 season. See a sample gallery below.

Sailing Cork Harbour 5George Radley's half–tonner 'Coregada' finished third in IRC class two in SCORA overall and won IRC class 2 in CH Marine Autumn League

Sailing Cork Harbour 5Jump Juice (Conor Phelan) in breeze

Sailing Cork Harbour 5Quarter Tonner Bandit (IRL 2611) leads the Sigma 33 Flyover 

Sailing Cork Harbour 5Frank Doyle's A35 Endgame, helmed here by Amy MacCarthy

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