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Royal Cork InterClub Cup

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This Saturday will be the first year of the new Club initiative, the Inter Club Cup. Four adults and Four youths from invited clubs will match race (adults) and team race (youths) on two race courses side by side in a bid to crown the Interclub Champions 2014. Please come along and watch this great event unfold this Saturday with the first of the twenty race round robins starting at 10.30am. Anyone who wishes to help out on the day please contact me on 0873190464

The Clubs

The Royal Cork Yacht Club

Baltimore sailing club

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club

Cove Sailing Club

Flight schedule will be post here this evening…

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Second Sailing Spot secured for Ireland to compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta

Annalise Murphy has today (17 September) become the second sailor to qualify Ireland for the 2016 Olympics. Competing at the first Olympic Qualifier in Spain, Murphy has finished 20th overall from 120 boats and 16th nation. Only the top 19 nations, from a total of 58, earned their country the chance to compete at the Games in Brazil in two years’ time.

“I started the regatta pretty badly so it was difficult to back out on the second day and make Gold fleet. But I had a really good day and then continued to claw my way back up the fleet” commented Murphy. She went on to say “My primary goal for competing here was to win a medal but …

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Another light wind day for ISAF Sailing World Championships and 2016 Olympic Qualifiers

Annalise Murphy sailing in the light wind conditions  at Santander today. Pic. ISAF

Annalise Murphy sailing in the light wind conditions at Santander today. Pic. ISAF

Today (16 September) was a very busy day at the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Santander. No racing yesterday meant the Race Management team were under pressure to complete the originally scheduled races, but also to make up for the missed races yesterday. A total of 55 races were planned across nine classes. The only class not sailing today were the RS:X windsurfing women.

Thankfully the wind had arrived by late morning and the 1,000 plus sailors enjoyed between 7-12 knots depending on which of the seven courses they were on. However it did die off again later in the afternoon causing postponements and abandonments all round.…

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Royal Cork Yacht Club RS Southern Championship Shines

400s downwind

Written by David Rose (RS-Association Ireland)

The Royal Cork Yacht Club was buzzing at the weekend, with what was a great precursor to next year’s dinghy week. The RS fleets were in town for their final event of what has been a bumper Irish calendar full of well attended competitive and fun events.

Tents were being welcomed and pitched on the lawn, and dinghies were arriving in great numbers on the Friday night and Sat morning. The weather was playing ball and giving us wind and the impression that it was still summer. The red carpet was rolled out by a club that draws on its people and facilities to run top class events in a really friendly way. Small …

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Espey continues to climb at the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014

Update September 15th, 2014

Day 4 Update: ISAF Sailing World Championships and 2016 Olympic Qualifiers

 No racing today Sept 15th for any of the Irish competitors due to lack of wind.

 

Update September 14th, 2014

Another day of light winds today (14 Sept.) at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. Only a few fleets managed to race and, in some cases, competitors experienced delays of more than five hours before the decision was finally made to abandon racing.

James Espey made the most of his chance to compete. After two nervy starts by his fellow competitors – resulting in nine sailors’ disqualification for being over the start line early – the Gold fleet finally got underway on the third …

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