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Rory O’Sullivan wins the Burns Cup!

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The 2014 Burns Cup came to a conclusion last Saturday and was won by Rory O’Sullivan. Rory is having a fantastic season, adding the Burns Cup to the Junior Silver National Title won over the summer, so congratulations Rory, well done!

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Burns Cup. The competition was first held in 1994 after Joe and Mary Burns and their family decided to honour the Royal Cork with a specially commissioned sculpture by sculptor, Liz Morrissey as a result of Joe and Mary’s Children, Caoimhe and Darragh beginning a life long love of Sailing in Optimists. In fact, Caoimhe competed in the ISAF World Ladies Championships at the Royal Cork earlier this year. The Burns …

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Round the World Yachtsman Alex Thompon to visit Cork.

Round the World Yachtsman Alex Thompson will give an October talk in Cork. Check out the link below and his “mast walk video”.

http://afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/item/26764-round%E2%80%93the%E2%80%93world-yachtsman-alex-thomson-to-give-october-talk-in-cork

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Royal Cork Helms take top three places at ISA Junior All Ireland Championship

 

ISA All Ireland Champion Harry Durcan with his crew Harry Whitaker,  at the close of the competition at Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday. Pic John Allen

ISA All Ireland Champion Harry Durcan with his crew Harry Whitaker, at the close of the competition at Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday. Pic John Allen

Following a seven race series sailed over two days at Kinsale Yacht Club in the ISA fleet of Topaz dinghies Harry Durcan crewed by Harry Whitaker has emerged as the top Junior Sailor in Ireland. Second was Peter McCann crewed by Micháel Ó Shuilleabháin with Adam D’Arcy crewed by James Hassett in third place.

Jack Roy was the Principal Race Officer and the event consisted of six preliminary rounds following which the top ten raced a medal race that counted for double points and for this race six teams from the Royal Cork …

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Day One CH Marine Autumn Series 2014 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club

Sharp Contrast at the CH Marine Autumn series today. Pic Robert Bateman

Sharp Contrast at the CH Marine Autumn series today. Pic Robert Bateman

Today saw an auspicious and perfect start to day one of the CH Marine Autumn Series at Royal Cork. The weather saw to it that the day produced excellent conditions for the start of this major and very popular annual event even if the wind was light The sun was shining, there was a light south easterly breeze and flat water, it was like a July day. With seventy boats, including many most welcome visitors from clubs around the south taking to the water all champing at the bit to get to the start line well ahead of the first gun, the fleet made a great sight pouring …

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CH Marine Autumn Regatta Notice to Competitors .

CH Marine Autumn Regatta 2014 Logo for web

To White sail competitors  for the CH Marine Autumn Regatta.

There will be green and yellow class flags available at the race office for any competitors that require one for racing.…

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