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International Council of Yacht Clubs Meet at Royal Cork Yacht Club for World Forum

25th September 2019
Delegates of the 2019 World Forum of the International Council of Yacht Clubs at Royal Cork Delegates of the 2019 World Forum of the International Council of Yacht Clubs at Royal Cork Photo: Bob Bateman

Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Pat Farnan welcomed the 2019 World Forum of the International Council of Yacht Clubs to Crosshaven in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman.

The three-day event sees the Munster club host flag officers of some of the world's leading yacht clubs ahead of its 300th anniversary year celebrations in 2020.

Today's official opening included a flag-raising and opening ceremony at the Royal Cork Clubhouse followed by a welcome at Cobh Heritage Centre. 

Guests included the Deputy Mayor Cork County Seamus McGrath, Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and guest speaker Damian Foxall, the Irish Round the World sailor.

Delegates are staying at Cork's Fota Island Resort where the ICOYC Forum will take place along with a number of events at the RCYC itself and other historic locations around Cork Harbour including Cobh, Spike Island and the Naval Headquarters.

ICOYC Royal cork2A piper escorts in the guests

ICOYC Royal cork2Irish Sailing President Jack Roy, Guest Speaker Damian Foxall and RCYC's Colin Morehead

ICOYC Royal cork2Seamus Mc Grath Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork

ICOYC Royal cork2Pat Farnan, Admiral Royal Cork

ICOYC Royal cork2Assembled guests

ICOYC Royal cork2Raising the burgees

ICOYC Royal cork2President ICOYC Andy Anderson

ICOYC Royal cork2Chuck Lowry (Vice President for the Americas), Tyler Ellison Seattle and RCYC Vice Admiral Colin Morehead

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Published in Royal Cork YC, Cork300

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