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At Home Regatta Keelboat Sailing Instructions


Hi all,

The Keelboats sailing instructions for the At Home regatta can be downloaded by Clicking Here.


Regards Kieran O Connell Rear Admiral Keelboats…

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Exciting News release from ICRA RE COMMODORES’ CUP 2016 TEAM IRELAND

RORC Commodore Michael Boyd sailing Quokka, one of the victorius Irish Commodores Cup Team in 2016. Picture Robert Bateman.

RORC Commodore Michael Boyd sailing Quokka, one of the victorius Irish Commodores Cup Team in 2014. Picture Robert Bateman.

The introduction of a new ‘small boat class’ for the Commodores Cup is already generating a considerable amount of interest and ICRA is pleased to advise that they have already received enquiries from a number of very competitive boats wishing to represent Ireland.

The arrival of a new “Small Boat” class up to IRC 1.05 will almost certainly attract a lot of new Countries to the event.

In addition to the Main Team ICRA is open to all proposals perhaps even a team where 50% of the crew would be youth/under 25 sailors.

This is an ideal event for Back Up …

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Union Chandlery 1720 Europeans

Next Thursday the 03rd of September sees the start of the 2015 Union Chandlery 1720 European Championship. Under the charge of Race Officer Peter Crowley the fleet will battle it out over three days and ten races to see who will be crowned the 2015 European Champions.


The sailing Instruction are now live on-line and can be downloaded by Clicking Here. there is also and Amendment to the Notice of race which can be downloaded by Clicking Here. All here at Royal Cork Yacht Club are looking forward to greeting all the 1720 class next week for their Europeans and hope every one enjoys the event.

Kind Regards Kieran O Connell Rear Admiral Keelboats.…

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Optimist Mid Week Leagues Draw To A Close

Tuesday night was the final evening of Tuesday night club league racing for the optimist class and conditions were ideal for all main fleet sailors (gold, silver and bronze fleets}.

Optimists August 2015

A total of fourteen sailors made it to the start line, while the up and coming young rock stars that make up our copper fleet had to sit it out due to the blustery conditions on the bank. However, over the last number of weeks these ‘copper’ sailors had some great racing and showed clear evidence of improvement with each outing. Special thanks to Jason Burns for making a great effort and ensuring that these (our youngest and future main fleet sailors), took to the water. Thank you also to …

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Royal Cork Laser Class News


It was a very busy weekend for our club Laser sailors. The class had 13 sailors racing in the Irish Laser Nationals at the National Yacht Club in DunLaoghaire, 5 sailors racing in our own Club Cork Dinghy Fest and one sailor racing in the Radial Youth Worlds in Kingston Canada.

Laser Nationals:

The Nationals started last Thursday with the heavy winds carrying through to the Friday, the winds eased for Saturday and Sunday.

4.7 Rig: (42 boats). Rebecca O Shaughnessy had a great event, finishing 5th overall and 2nd Female overall in the 4.7 fleet. Chris Bateman finished 11th overall in his first Laser regatta. Tom Keal 29th and Julie Neville 33rd. Henry Higgins (RStGYC) won the event.

Radial …

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