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Yachts Clubs Around The Globe Encouraged To Go Green For St Patrick’s Day & Mark Royal Cork’s Tricentenary

4th March 2020
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is going green for St Patrick’s Day in its 300th anniversary year The Royal Cork Yacht Club is going green for St Patrick’s Day in its 300th anniversary year

Yacht clubs around the globe are being encouraged to ‘Go Green’ for St Patrick’s Day to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the oldest yacht club in the world.

Every St Patrick’s Day, famous landmarks around the world turn green in celebration of the Irish national holiday, from Rome to Rio and London to Las Vegas.

This year, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is inviting all sailing clubs in Ireland and around the world to ‘Go Green’ on Tuesday 17 March to help mark its historic tricentenary.

To take part, simply shine a green light on your building or dress in green on the day and share your photos with the Royal Cork Yacht Club via email on [email protected]

Sailing communities throughout Europe and as far as Australia, Hong Kong and San Francisco are registering to attend the Cork300 celebrations — which will take place primarily during the months of July and August — with an exciting variety of nautical and onshore events scheduled, including the International Power Boat Festival on 11-12 July.

As part of the celebrations, communities across Cork Harbour will host a vast array of sailing, racing, food, and entertainment events, along with a number of talks, ensuring Cork will be the only place to be in Summer 2020. See Cork300.com for more, and click HERE to register your interest in Cork300 events

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Cork 300 is the overall name for a series of events which will be held in Cork Harbour and further afield in 2020 to celebrate the tricentenary of Royal Cork Yacht Club.

300 years earlier, 25 individuals came together and created what is now the oldest yacht club in the world (where it all began). Today, there are thousands of yacht clubs across the globe with a collective membership running into the millions.

Cork, its harbour and its communities will proudly celebrate all that is on offer to visitors to Irelands Maritime Paradise with a series of events throughout the year. Register your interest here.

The lead events will be as follows:

July – The Great Gathering (Keelboats)
August – The Three Championship Weeks (Dinghies)
August – The Club At Home Regatta (Keelboats & Dinghies)

At A Glance – Royal Cork Tricentenary

Founded in 1720, by a group of 25 pioneering individuals, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in the world, and its tricentenary celebrations will take a look back at the origins of ‘where it all began’, which is attracting significant international interest from thousands of yacht clubs across the globe

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