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Meeting of Friends over Midterm

Now that our junior members have put their school books away for the coming week, close to forty of our dinghy sailors and their families will head to West Cork to take part in various training clinics; A fantastic contingent from the Royal Cork heading West again. The mid term break has traditionally drawn kids […]


Nautical Skills and Seamanship Course at the Royal Cork Yacht Club

With the 2017 season fast approaching, now is the time to brush up on those oft forgotten nautical skills. Covering everything from paper and electronic chart plotting to correct VHF call procedures, knot tying to weather forecasting, our new “Nautical Skills and Seamanship” course will have you fired up and ready for adventure . The […]


High Demand For 2017 Summer Sailing Courses

Planning and preparation is now well under way for the summer 2017 junior sailing programme courses and camps at the the Royal Cork Yacht Club. We are confident that our courses will cater for all junior sailors from absolute beginners to seasoned racers. We have a significant increase in the numbers booking in advance with […]


Toppers host the first event of 2017

The first Topper event of 2017 was hosted by the club last weekend.  Twenty nine hardy Topper sailors and parents travelled from around the country to compete in the first ever Topper Ireland Winter Championships which provided very tight racing on the Curlane Bank.  Race Officer Ciarán McSweeney got four races away on Saturday in a […]


N18 Class Head For The Hills

On Saturday March 11th coming , why not enjoy the magic of Killarney with friends and help support the National 18 Class stand at the upcoming RYA Dinghy Show in London; Members young & old, families & friends are all welcome. The proposed itinerary is outlined below but please note people may wish to attend […]


Royal Cork Dinghy Sailors Prepare To Do Battle

Since the idea was hatched, there has been great interest amongst our junior dinghy population in the team racing challenge between the Royal Cork and Royal St. George yacht clubs. A total of 18 of our sailors will head to Dun Laoghaire next week to compete in the one day competition. Event organiser Johnny Durcan […]

Irish Sailing Awards, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin 27/1/2017

Adding another award to the shelf, Annalise Murphy was named tonight as the Volvo Sailor of the Year at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards. Hosted by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), the annual event drew a record crowd of over 330 people from across the sailing community to celebrate an historic year of sailing in 2016, culminating in an Olympic silver medal for Ireland.

The Volvo Sailor of the Year Award, newly sponsored by Volvo Car Ireland, drew from a shortlist of nominees who each won an Afloat Magazine Sailor of the Month award. The star-studded shortlist included Vendée Globe competitor Enda O’Coineen, Olympic sailors Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, and Conor Clarke and the crew of Embarr (winners of the Melges 24 World Championship in Miami). 
Ewan MacMahon of Howth Yacht Club took home the Volvo Youth Sailor of the year for his silver medal at the KBC Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. The award was hotly contested from a shortlist which shows the depth of talented young sailors flying up the ranks. The nominees included Sophie Crosbie, Girls Topper World Champion; Nicole Hemeryck who finished in the top ten at the Youth Worlds in New Zealand, and Conor O’Beirne who captained Team Ireland at the KBC Radial Youth Worlds.

Co. Limerick’s Foynes Yacht Club took home the Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year award, having been nominated as winners of the South Region. The two other nominees on the shortlist were Mullaghmore Sailing Club (West & North Region winners) and Dublin’s Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club (winner of the East Region).

This year, there were two ISA President’s Awards, given to those who have shown exceptional dedication and success in their sailing fields. Rory Fitzpatrick of the ISA received an award for his coaching of Annalise Murphy, and Colin Morehead received his president’s award for his success with the “Try Sailing” programme in Royal Cork Yacht Club, with over one hundred adults trying sailing for the first time.

ISA Presidents Award Winner Colin Morehead is presented with his award by ISA President David Lovegrove

For more information, please contact:
Treasa Cox | Head of Communications | Irish Sailing Association
Tel +353 (01) 280 0239  | 083 868 9918 | 3 Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin |
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Colin Morehead presented with the Inaugural ISA Presidents Award

At the recent Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, hosted by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), club member Colin Morehead was awarded the inaugural ISA Presidents Award by ISA President David Lovegrove. The annual event drew a record crowd of nearly 400 people from across the sailing community to celebrate an historic year of sailing in 2016. Colin was […]


Ballinacurra is one of Cork Harbour’s renowned locations, though less accessible these days than sailors would wish. The famous schooner, Brooklands, Jacko Creenan and Creenans pub, all from and in Ballinacurra are etched in the history of the harbour. But another name from that village is, surprisingly, not well-known, despite his achievement in finding Antarctica. […]

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