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Cove Sailing Club Launches Blackrock Yacht Race with Dinghy Support from Monkstown Bay

31st August 2023
The Cove Sailing Club Committee launching its Cobh to Blackrock Race that will start in Cork Harbour on September 9th
The Cove Sailing Club Committee launching its Cobh to Blackrock Race that will start in Cork Harbour on September 9th" from left to right: Anne Ahern,CSC Shirley Scandrett RNLI Fundraising, Richard Marshall Cork Harbour Boat Hire, Sponsor Dom Losty, Commodore CSC, Ian Scandrett RNLI and Eoin Carmody, RNLI Credit: Bob Bateman

Cove Sailing Club has announced its upcoming Cobh to Blackrock Race for Cork Harbour

The club hopes for good weather and a great day afloat, celebrating the fantastic harbour on September 9th.

Last year, Monkstown Bay Sailing Club offered to help reignite the dinghy racing for this iconic race, something that had been missing for a long time. The Cove Sailing Club is delighted that they will again help with the race management for the increasing dinghy fleet in the harbour.

As Afloat reported earlier, Cove SC opened entry for the race in last week and encourages as many boats as possible, including motor and sail, to take part in its RNLI Rally Class. This is a family-friendly sail or motor to the city before the main fleets race up the river. The club invites all boats to gather at the Cobh start line and leave on the gun. Full battle dress and music are definitely encouraged. The club would be delighted if all RNLI Rally boats supported this event by entering online and supporting the RNLI.

The race is hosted in conjunction with the RNLI.

This year, the added bonus of Ireland playing their opening World Cup game against Romania will make the day even more exciting. Tequila Jack's pub has promised to give a warm welcome for both the game and prize giving, with a large viewing area for the match. A BBQ will also be available this year.

The club will also provide prizes for the competitors' raffle, of which all boats entered are eligible.

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