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Optimist sailors travel to UK Spring Championships

IMG_4674_royalcorkTwelve of our young optimist sailors met early yesterday morning in Cork Airport to set off on a trip to Poole.  They are travelling to compete in the UK Optimist Spring Championships with 167 competitors registered. This trip was organised by Linda O’Keeffe last November and there was an air of excitement in the airport as travel day had finally arrived.  All the sailors looked extremely well in their Team RCYC gear.  The team are accompanied by Team Parents – Sue Walsh, Dave O’Regan and Pat Horgan.  Thomas Chaix, travelling as the team coach left in the early hours to travel by ferry/drive to Poole with all the boats and gear.

The Race Committee managed to get all the sailors …

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Crosshaven Boatyard White Sail April League

Crosshaven Boatyard Logo

It is hard to believe that the Crosshaven Boatyard sponsored White Sail April League is just around the corner. Hopefully all those odd jobs are done and dusted and boats are at the ready for the busy season ahead. Fill out the Crew Registration Form for April and your crew will be eligible for weekly prizes during the April League.

Notice of Race here

Crew Registration Form here

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Anthony O’Leary to campaign ‘Catapult’ until the RORC Fastnet Race 2015

"Catapult' sailing in Volvo Cork Week 2014.  Photo Robert Bateman

“Catapult’ sailing in Volvo Cork Week 2014. Photo Robert Bateman

Commencing with the RORC Easter Challenge, an annual event for O’Leary and his crew, this year will see a move from his beloved Ker 39 to the Ker 40 ‘Catapult’ and, with the permission of the American Owner Marc Glimcher, will campaign the boat as ‘ANTIX’ until the RORC Fastnet Race. This is exciting news for all the IRC racing followers as the boat is turbo charged and certainly will be a sight to behold off wind in a blow. Also on the sailing calendar she is one of the first entries in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, which should be another interesting race to watch.Also from Royal Cork …

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Munster Schools Team Racing Championships

Action from the final day of the Munster Schools Team Racing Championsihips

Action from the final day of the Munster Schools Team Racing Championsihips

The second day of racing at the Munster Schools Team Racing Championships sailed yesterday was a huge contrast to the first day’s racing last week. Yesterday’s racing took place in light to medium 6 to 10 knots of wind in glorious sunshine.

The second round robin of 36 races saw some great racing with Schull Sharks coming out on top losing just one race out of the two round robins. The second and third spots were filled by PBC 2 and PBC  1.

Competition was intense for the Munster Competition and all competitors are now looking forward to the Nationals when no doubt the level of competition will …

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ICRA Nationals & Sovereign’s Cup 2015

Sovereigns Cup

The ICRA Nationals and Sovereign’s Cup will take place in Kinsale from 24th – 27th June 2015

Registration now Open. Click here for more details.

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