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Another great day of sailing to wrap up the finale of the CH Marine Autumn Series at the Royal Cork Yacht Club

There is nothing like one design racing!!!  Pic Robert Bateman

There is nothing like one design racing!!! Pic Robert Bateman

The forecast wind was W/SW 14 to 24knots and nobody could dispute that it was incorrect. Whitesail 1 and 2 and Class 4 were with RO David O’Brien and team who set up a line down off Whitegate and sent off Class 4 first, having waited while the Brittany Ferries Bretagne passed inward bound on her way to Ringaskiddy. The Class were a little bit unfortunate that an anchored vessel decided to up anchor and do a 360 degree turn leaving the fleet to get out of her way which they did with alacrity. Simultaneously WS2 were also starting and they also had to get out of the ship’s way.…

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Optimist World Championships 2014, Club Náutico San Isidro, Argentina

Harry Durcan sailing in the CH Marine Irish Optimist Championships 2014 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Pic Robert Bateman

Harry Durcan sailing in the CH Marine Irish Optimist Championships 2014 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Pic Robert Bateman

UPDATE  24th October, 2014

Qualifying continues at Optimist World Championship San Isidro, Argentina (October 23, 2014) –

After the second day of qualifying at the Optimist World Championship, Nicolas Rolaz (SUI) has now posted a 2-4-3-5 to lead the 207-boat field. Tied for second is Mara Turin (SLO) and German Valentin Muller, while Emma Kaneti (USA) leads the North American contingent. The schedule calls for a 6 race qualifying series, after which the sailors will then be divided into gold, silver and bronze fleets. Sailors in the gold fleet will sail for the World Champion title on October 29th and …

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National 18 Laying Up Supper, with Guest Star Elvis Presley


The National 18 Class Laying Up Supper will take place on 15 November in the Club Dining Room. As usual there will be a big bag of trophies awarded to worthy winners for the year, and an equally big bag of trophies for some less worthy but equally deserving candidates.

For a change from the usual razzmatazz of dubious performers, this year we’ve gone all out and have booked the one and only Mr Elvis Presley as our Guest Star.  We hope he will get a warm National 18 welcome, and look forward to his performance.

Booking is essential. Contact Rory Fitzparick or Willie Healy tel: 086 8554562 to confirm your place or book a table.…

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South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) results to date

Our SCORA Commodore, Ronan Enright, has been busy compiling results to date for the 2014 SCORA season that started in Kinsale YC in April and will end with the last race of the CH Marine Autumn series on Saturday next October 25th, 2014.

The results to date are now up on the SCORA page on the Royal Cork site, or can be found HERE.

Prizegiving will take place at the SCORA AGM in the coming months.…

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Penultimate Day of Royal Cork Yacht Club CH Marine Autumn Series provided plenty of exhilarating sailing

Exciting racing for the 1720's today.  Picture Robert Bateman

Exciting racing for the 1720’s today. Picture Robert Bateman

To day was the penultimate day of the Royal Cork CH Marine Autumn Series and such were the conditions a decision was taken to cancel Whitesail 1, 2 and Class 4. However, the 1720s had a fantastic day and as the 1720 Race Officer, Anthony O’Leary commented, they got good value for money as they got in three races and they were competitive right throughout the fleet. Sailing with smaller jibs and threequarter spinnakers they sailed windward/leeward courses and many a ‘Yahoo’ was heard as they went downwind at high speed. At the top end of the fleet Nicholas O’Leary, four times in a row winner of the Irish Helmsman’s Championship, …

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