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Ewen Barry, Stan Browne, and Mark O'Donovan on their to a win in the National 18 River Race at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Ewen Barry, Stan Browne, and Mark O'Donovan emerged as the victors of the Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual end-of-season River Race for National 18 dinghies held at Crosshaven on September 29th, Friday night. A total of eight National 18s participated…
The National 18 fleet in action on the Curlane Bank on day one of the Royal Cork’s ‘At Home’ regatta on Saturday 26 August
Breezy conditions which had a strong northwesterly at times tested the fleets in action in the first day of this weekend’s Royal Cork Yacht Club ‘At Home’ regatta on Saturday (26 August). Our own Bob Bateman reports that the proposed…
In a new format Royal Cork Yacht Club ‘At Home’ Regatta, the National 18 Class will race on the Curlane Bank
The Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) has announced a different format for dinghy racing in their upcoming ‘At Home’ Regatta on Saturday. In a statement released by Rear Admiral Dinghies, Maurice Collins explained that “racing will involve most fleets racing…
The National 18s at Rosies Bar in Aghada, in Cork Harbour were (from left to right), Tommy Dwyer, Dognose Trophy winner Charles Dwyer, Brendan Dwyer, Class Captain Patrick Crosbie Katie Dwyer
The National 18 dinghy class in Cork Harbour enjoyed a good turnout and good sailing breeze for its annual Dognose Trophy race, which concluded in a convivial gathering at Rosies Bar in the village of Aghada on Saturday afternoon. First home was…
National 18s (above), RS Fevas, Optimists and two classes for mixed dinghies are offered in Monkstown Bay this weekend for the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club's 'At Home' Regatta
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) will hold their ‘At Home’ annual regatta on Saturday with dinghy racing for National 18s, RS Fevas, Optimists and two classes for mixed dinghies offered in Monkstown Bay. The First Gun for dinghies is at…
2023 National 18 champions Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard and John Coakley on a downwind leg at the National 18 Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Bouncing back from a disqualification in the second race of six sailed, Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard and John Coakley sailing 'Nacho' retained their National 18 Irish Championship crown at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday evening.  The Cork Harbour-based championships featured a…
Seven National 18s raced on the Curlane Bank race area in strong winds in the Royal Cork Wednesday League
With Kinsale Yacht Club cruiser racing, Cove Sailing Cub racing and Royal Cork 29er Skiff racing all cancelled on Wednesday evening (May 3rd) due to strong winds, the only fleet taking to the water on the Irish south coast last…
'Nacho' (Harry Pritchard, Ronan Kenneally, and William O'Brien) was the Friday evening winner of the National 18 River Race at Royal Cork Yacht Club
A strong 15-boat out for the National 18s at Royal Cork Yacht Club for the River Race on Friday evening, September 30, saw Nacho (hull number 427 but sail number 41) win a tight battle on the Owenabue. Sailed by Harry…
All in a row at the 2022 National 18 British and Irish Nationals at the Royal Cork
After a two-year hiatus, the National 18 British and Irish National Championships were hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club from Sunday 24 to Friday 29 July, with the Irish fleet bolstered by 20 boats entered from England, Scotland and…
Creenan’s hostelry in Ballinacurra village near Midleton in East Cork was the mecca for Cork Harbour dinghy sailors on Sunday where the 75-year-old Rankin dinghy Cliodhna was the centre of attention
There were breezy conditions for the annual dinghy race from Cobh to Ballinacurra in Cork Harbour on Sunday. Organised by Cove Sailing Club in conjunction with the National 18 Class, the race started as usual from the Spit Bank area off Cobh. But…
The start of last year's Ballinacurra Race for National 18s off Cobh
The home of Ireland’s last engineless freight-carrying schooner, the Brooklands, will be the centre of the popular Ballinacurra Race in Cork Harbour this Sunday. Creenan’s hostelry in Ballinacurra village near Midleton in East Cork will be the mecca for dinghy…
Joe Woodward in 2004 with the William Van der Hagen 1738 painting of the Water Club sailing in Cork Harbour, which made for one of his most historic auctions.
Joe Woodward of Cork, who has died aged 90, was the very personification of the spirit of Cork city and harbour as a place where the good things in life are there to be enjoyed, and enjoyed in style. This…
Aileen and Moir Patton onboard their International 12 dinghy at Boyne Yacht Club in 1959 with National 18s in the background. The search is on for more details of Boyne Yacht Club for a forthcoming publication
Linda Patton is collaborating with Richard Gerrard, a Drogheda historian and author, in researching the history of the Boyne Yacht Club. The yacht club was founded in 1955 by a group of enthusiasts. These original members carried out a lot…
National 18s racing in Cork Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club's National 18 class continues to grow at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour and thanks to existing class members ordering three new boats, three used boats are on the market. With a 12+ fleet sailing every Wednesday night…
Ger Owens and Ross Killian were winners of the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at RCYC. Scroll down for photo gallery
2004 Athens 470 Olympic partnership Ger Owens and Ross Killian teamed up again to win the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships in convincing style at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon.  After three wins put Owens, representing the GP14 class,…
Ger Owens (left) sailing with Ross Killian (centre) took three wins in their flight at the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for photo gallery
Six sailors from a fleet of sixteen have secured their places in tomorrow's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club and there have been some surprises on those filling the repechage ranks now looking for two remaining places…