#rcyc – Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) is eyeing up a return to the celebrated 'Dinghy Weeks' of thirty years ago after buoyant turnouts this season for a number of key open events including September's RS class Open and the CH Marine Optimist National Championships at the Munster Club. Afloat.ie reported on the prospect of the return of the famous format a month ago when a fleet of more than 40 RS400s, 200s and Fevas rounded off their season in Crosshaven on a high note with brilliant conditions for downwind surfing and upwind tactics that set a benchmark for the rekindled Dinghy Week idea.
According to a report in this morning's Irish Times, the Cork Harbour club has named the 2015 date and has interest from eight classes so far. RCYC Rear Admiral Kieran O'Connell told the newspaper 'The response has been massive in every fleet we've spoken to'.
It is understood August 21 to 23 are the dates selected and the event will be organised to national championship standard.