Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Royal Cork YC Launches CH Marine Optimist National Championships 2014

4th February 2014
Royal Cork YC Launches CH Marine Optimist National Championships 2014

#optimist – The CH Marine Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2014 preparations are well underway and the team at the Royal Cork Yacht Club are making plans for this exciting event due to be held in the Harbour in August. T

At the launch of the event Pat Lyons, Admiral welcomed the annoucement and commented that "the Royal Cork Yacht Club has a long tradition of hosting large sailing events and will be delighted to welcome the Optimist sailors to our Club. We are sure they will enjoy our facilities, our hospitality and top class race management".

Rob Foster, Optimist Class Captain commented that without a strong team of volunteers and sponsorship that we could not host such an event. He thanked CH Marine for their generous support. He also asked that all participants support the sponsors before, during and after the event.

Nick Bendon, Managing Director of CH Marine stated they were delighted to be associated with an event run by the Royal Cork Yacht Club and it's very large Optimist Class.

There will be a 4 day racing programme running from Thursday to Sunday (14th -17th August 2014). As with all IODAI events fleets will include Regatta, Junior and Senior.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club is keen to welcome not only Irish but international visitors and already has interest expressed by sailors from as far away as Monaco.

Published in Optimist Team

About The Author Team

Email The Author is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open. is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2021

vdlr21 sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating