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Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) Sailing News, Results from Cork Harbour
Nin O'Leary's Vendee Globe entry Hugo Boss sailing off the Cork coast
Vendee Globe
The new offshore racing entity, 'Ireland Ocean Racing', that will put Royal Cork Yacht Club's Nicholas O'Leary (31) at the helm of the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss on the 2020 Vendée Globe start line is sailing off Cork Harbour. As…
RCYC 'At Home' winner Anchor Challenge will be the only Irish Quarter Ton Cup entry this year in Cowes
Royal Cork YC
Paul Gibbons launched his immaculately–prepared Quarter–Tonner Anchor Challenge in order to use the weekend's Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta as a training run for his Quarter Ton Cup challenge in Cowes in a fortnight's time. In the three–race regatta,…
New 29er skiff combination Harry Durcan (left) and Dublin's Tom Higgins competing in RCYC's At Home Regatta. Scroll down for a photo gallery across the fleets
Royal Cork YC
Light airs gave a gentle start to Royal Cork Yacht Club's first day of the 2017 'At Home' Regatta in Cork Harbour yesterday writes Bob Bateman.  Scroll down for photo gallery below Toppers, RS Fevas, Optimists, National 18s, Mirrors, RS…
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard sailing in last month’s RCYC Dinghy Fest
RS Sailing
#RS400 - It’s fifth place for Alex Barry and Richard Leonard after three days and six races at the RS400 UK Nationals in Cornwall. The recent Southern Championship defending pair from the RCYC and Monkstown Bay on Cork Harbour scored…
Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker competing stateside at the 29er Worlds in California this month
Youth Sailing
This month's Californian 29–er skiff Worlds was youth sailors Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker's last regatta together as the pair embark on different sailing and study plans. Durcan will swap to crewing the 29er dinghy. His new helmsman is 2016…
Overall winner in the Laser Standard Finn Lynch (centre) is presented with his prize by (left) John Roche Admiral Royal Cork and sponsors Mark Whitaker of Volvo. Scroll down for photo gallery of prizewinners
Laser
As the Irish Laser Championships started so did it end with consistent sailing rewarding day one leaders with overall victory at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's prizegiving gallery. A mix of mist and downpours…
Johnny Durcan competing in day three of the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for a gallery of photos of today's action
Laser
The scoreline's impressive but it belies the fact that on the water the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is not getting things all his own way at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships. A string of wins came to an…
Laser 4.7s start in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
Laser
There was no change at the top of the leaderboard at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships after two more races were sailed in Cork Harbour today, bringing the total to five races of the Championships sailed so far.…
Rio Olympian Finn Lynch leads at the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for gallery
Laser
Ideal championship sailing conditions in Cork Harbour led to clear leaders emerging after day one and three races of the Laser National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club.  As expected, Rio rep Finn Lynch, Team Ireland's only sailor at the…
Optimist sailors from across Ireland– and the UK– have gathered at the RIYC for the National Championships on Dublin Bay
Optimist
Howth Yacht Club's Hugh Turvey has taken an early lead at the Optimist National Championships on Dublin Bay. The fourteen–year–old has worked out a decent margin in light winds after only two races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.…
Simon Hoffman and Johnny Durcan (right) together as the latter recovers in Long Beach Hospital
Sailor of the Month
In the 21 years since the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” awards were first introduced, we have always dutifully waited until the end of the month before allocating the plaudits, even when it has been clear for days or even…
Johnny Durcan pictured at January’s Australian Youth Nationals in Adelaide
Youth Sailing
Johnny Durcan sailed in Crosshaven on Thursday night (10 August) for the first time since his dramatic capsize at the 29er Worlds in which he became trapped under his skiff. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Royal Cork’s hottest youth…
Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club competing at Calves Week
Calves Week
Friday morning in Schull must have turned into a nightmare for Calves Week Race Officer Neill Prenderville, when he awoke to find the West Cork venue covered in fog and a forecast for further wind and rain. Competitors had previously…
Dom Long of the National 18s
National 18
As announced at the recent National 18 Championships, the Cork N18 class are hosting a big party in the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday, 9th September in recognition of Dom Long's 35 years of service to the class. This…
Paul O'Higgins' Dublin Bay based Rockabill, a JPK 10.80, competes in the first race of Calves Week. Scroll down for photo gallery
Calves Week
Calves Week 2017 Regatta kicked off today in West Cork and Bob Bateman captured the action for Afloat.ie in the photo gallery below. The opening day started out clear and bright with a light northerly wind, forcing OD Niall Prendeville…
Hugo Boss at the start of the Fastnet Race on Sunday, little thinking they would have to beat every inch of the way to the Rock
Fastnet
'Foiling boats like this don’t go to windward'. That frank statement this morning from Nin O’Leary aboard the glamorous IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss which he is co-skippering with Alex Thompson in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 goes part of the…

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