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Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) Sailing News, Results from Cork Harbour
Tom MacSweeney's Sigma 33 Scribbler ashore in Cork Harbour
Island Nation
It is, in my experience, an awful thing to board your boat and see the damage which has been done to it by thieves who have broken-in. That happened to me a few years ago on my mooring at Crosshaven…
A light airs scene yesterday morning at Crosshaven. CH Marine Racing photo gallery below.
Royal Cork YC
It might sound clichéd at this time of the year but yesterday really was a real case of John Keats poem 'To Autumn'. There was a great sense of 'mists and mellow fruitfulness' in Crosshaven for the second day of…
Johnny Durcan is a lone star of the Laser class, but eight days ago he showed himself well able to become All-Ireland Junior Champion sailing two-handed in the TR 3.6 in Schull.
Sailor of the Month
When one of the most hectic and important weekends of major championships in the Irish sailing calendar occurs precisely in the first two days of October, it’s easy to forget that September 2016 didn’t actually end until midnight on Friday.…
J/109 Justus lies third in IRC one of the CH Marine sponsored Autumn League. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork YC
Altair (K Dorgan/J Losty) leads the biggest fleet of Royal Cork's CH Marine Autumn league writes Bob Bateman. After the first two races of the Cork Harbour league, the Beneteau 36.7 is IRC one division leader on three points from Paul…
Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men and Their Monkey sailed by Darragh Sheridan, Shane Murphy and John Phelan
SB20
Dave Barry, Dan O'Connell and Jimmy Dowling sailing Lia are the SB20 2016 Southern Champions following four wins from six races at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men…
ISA President David Lovegrove  left witth winner Alex Barry ISA Senior All Ireland Champion 2016 and John Roche, Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral. Scroll down for photo gallery
All Irelands
Cork Harbour's own Alex Barry finished on top in the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club today but not before an exciting duel for the coveted trophy with Rio Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy who finished second…
Annalise Murphy and Seafra Guilfoyle are one of six combinations through to the All Ireland finals tomorrow in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for Photo Gallery
All Irelands
Defending champion Anthony O'Leary must win one of two repechage places to earn a place in tomorrow's final of the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The six finalists confirmed for tomorrow are RS400 Sailor Alex Barry…
In control. Anthony O’Leary powering along to his convincing victory in the All Ireland Championship 2015 in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
It has been a golden if sometimes very thin thread running through Irish sailing continuously since 1947. Despite the vagaries of the Irish weather and the increasing complexity of our sailing programme, absolutely every season for sixty-nine years now we’ve…
Anna Ostling and crew celebrate Match Race success
Match Racing
Anna Ostling, who first shot to match race fame in Cork Harbour two years ago, with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women's Match Racing World Champions. In the Buddy Melges Challenge, the third event of the 2016…
All Ireland Junior Champion Johnny Durcan
Youth Sailing
South coast youth sailors took to the podium in style at the ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships prizegiving this afternoon securing the top three places overall in the 16-boat invitational fleet. It is the third year in a row…
On the mark – Ewan McMahon. His Silver Medal in the KBC Laser Radial Worlds in Dublin Bay was Irish Youth Sailing’s supreme achievement in 2016
W M Nixon
Time was when youth sailing and junior sport generally were dealt with very cautiously by mainstream media, if at all writes W M Nixon. Apart from the need to provide space for young people to develop their personalities and sporting…
Radial sailor Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork alongside his coach–boat before a race at this summer's Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. Durcan is among the talented Junior All Ireland Championships line–up in Schull, West Cork tomorrow
Youth Sailing
Tomorrow's All Ireland Junior sailing championships looks like it will get off to a wet and windy start for the 16–nominated junior sailing stars drawn from seven yacht clubs from around the country. The Under–18 championships is scheduled to race…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
Dinghy sailors Ryan (9) and Ronan McCormick competed in the seven mile Cobh to Blackrock race
Cork Harbour
Ryan McCormick took part in the Cobh to Blackrock sailing race organised by Cove Sailing Club last Saturday 17th September. Nine year old Ryan sailed for the first time with his uncle and picked up the basic skills very quickly.…
Girls on Film: Peter Morton, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Nat Ives, Justin Slattery, Ash Curtis, Toby Mumford, Duncan Yeabsley, Nick Butt, Dirk de Ridder and Dave Lenz
Offshore
It was fifth time lucky for Morty, but the wait is now over. Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film has won the 2016 One Ton Cup. The Cowes based team that included Ireland's Justin Slattery were worthy winners having…
Cove Sailing Club's Beneteau First 36.7 Altair was the class one winner of yesterday's annual Cobh to Blackrock race. Scroll down for photo gallery
Cork Harbour
Cove Sailing Club's own Beneteau First 36.7 Altair was the class one winner of yesterday's annual Cobh to Blackrock race writes Bob Bateman. The Cork Harbour fixture that was postponed due to bad weather a fortnight week ago set sail…

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