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The vintage quarter tonner Diamond (Dorgan/Losty /Marshall) was the Spinnaker IRC division winner of Cobh People's Regatta in Cork Harbour on Sunday.

The Ed Dubois design beat the Jones family J109 Jelly Baby and third was Sean Hanley's Luas.

Cobh People's Regatta results 

Spinnaker IRC 1.Diamond, Dorgan/Losty /Marshall  2. Jelly BabyJones family, 3. Luas Sean Hanley

Standard class 1. DejaVu Brian Curtis, 2 Spindrift 3. Second chance, Jim O 'Meara

White sail -1st Magnet, Kieran O Brien, 2. Mazu, Denis Ellis 3. Big Deal

Cobh People's Regatta photo gallery

Published in Cork Harbour

Organisers of the Cobh People’s Regatta have announced the cancellation of the 2020 event.

The regatta had been due to take place from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August in Cork Harbour, and its cancellation follows that of the Cork Harbour Festival which had been due to take place last month.

In a statement on Facebook, the organiser said: “It is with heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of Cobh People’s Regatta 2020. From all our Committee we hope to see you all next year bigger and stronger.”

No date has been confirmed as yet for the 2021 regatta.

Published in Cork Harbour
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Blustery conditions in Cork Harbour for the Cobh Peoples Regatta meant today's dinghy division racing did not include a fine turnout of the historic Rankin class. Regatta organisers, Cove Sailing Club, who celebrate 100-years this season, will race cruisers on Sunday writes Bob Bateman.

Up to 13 Rankins assembled in a pleasant shoreside get together plus a small mix of other dinghies including a Topaz, a Feva, and a Laser 4.7 along with Commodore Kieran Dorgan and his son in a Mirror dinghy.

cobh peoples regatta2Commodore Kieran Dorgan and his son in a Mirror dinghy

Photo gallery below by Bob Bateman

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cobh peoples regatta2cobh peoples regatta2Dave O Keeffe, Eddie English and Joanna Radley

cobh peoples regatta2John Doyle and crew

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cobh peoples regatta2Evelyn Mills and family

cobh peoples regatta2 Eddie, April and Conor English

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cobh peoples regatta2Maurice Kidney and Richard Marshall

cobh peoples regatta2cobh peoples regatta2Rob Scandrett and Ewan O’Keeffe

cobh peoples regatta2cobh peoples regatta2cobh peoples regatta2Ann Aherne and Cobh sailing club members

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Published in Cork Harbour
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#COBH REGATTA - A parish priest is set to join a group of Cobh residents who will abseil from the turrets of the town's cathedral in an effort to save the Cobh People's Regatta.

According to the Irish Examiner, the fundraising challenge aims to support the annual regatta, which will run this year from 17-19 August.

"There are so many worthy causes out there, we needed something unique and this is it," said organiser Kathleen Geary. "I looked for an iconic building in Cobh for the abseil and the cathedral fitted the bill."

Fr Michael Leamy not only gave permission for the group to use the cathedral for the event this Saturday 4 August, but also signed up himself and is training hard with his 14 fellow abseilers at Ardmore Adventures.

Last year's regatta enjoyed plenty of wind and sunshine for the boats taking part, as reported on

Published in Cork Harbour
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