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RS Sailing Demo Day

McCready Sailboats will host a “Demo Day” in the Royal Cork on Tuesday 7th April. There will be two RS Aero’s with all three sizes of rigs available (5,7 & 9) and there will also be an RS200 on site.

There will be special offers on the day for those attending and Brian Spence will be available in the Club from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th April during the ISA Youth Nationals.

RS Demo

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South Coast Offshore Racing Association Meeting held at Royal Cork Yacht Club

Some of the prize winners pictured at the SCORA AGM  last Friday evening. Pic. Robert Bateman

Some of the prize winners pictured at the SCORA AGM last Friday evening. Pic. Robert Bateman

The SCORA AGM took place at the RCYC on Friday evening last. A large and representative audience attended and the meeting was chaired by SCORA Commodore, Ronan Enright.

A minutes silence was observed to respect those members who had passed away during the year with special mention being made of the former very popular Class Commodore, Vinnie O’Shea who died during 2014.

Prior to going into the business of the evening, a special presentation was made to the Class Secretary, Jackie Kenefick, who was leaving the position Many tributes were paid to Jackie for all her efforts.

Presentation to Jackie Kenefick on her retirement as Hon. Sec of SCORA.  L. to R. Michael Murphy, Hon. Treasurer, Jackie Kenefick and Ronaon Enright Commodore SCORA. Pic Robert Bateman

Presentation to Jackie Kenefick on her retirement …

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The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Cork Yacht Club took place on Monday, January 19th with large numbers in attendance.

The 2015 Executive Committee of the Royal Cork Yacht Club: Front row  L. to R. Michelle D'Arcy, Hon. Treasurer, Admiral Pat Lyons, Vice Admiral John Roche.  Back Row Cathal Conlon, Marie and Facilities, Kieran O'Connell, Rear Admiral Keelboats, Celine McGrath, Rear Admiral Dinghies  and James O'Sullivan, Rear Admiral cruising. Inset John Neville, Ba, Houser and Catering. Picture Robert Bateman

The 2015 Executive Committee of the Royal Cork Yacht Club: Front row L. to R. Michelle D’Arcy, Hon. Treasurer, Admiral Pat Lyons, Vice Admiral John Roche. Back Row:L to R  Cathal Conlon, Marina and Facilities, Kieran O’Connell, Rear Admiral Keelboats, Celine McGrath, Rear Admiral Dinghies and James O’Sullivan, Rear Admiral Ccruising. Inset John Neville, Bar, House and Catering. Picture Robert Bateman

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Cork Yacht Club took place on Monday, January 19th with large numbers in attendance.

The meeting was interesting and informative and the Admiral and Executive Officers went through the activities of the past year and gave the attendance an insight of the many and varied activities, both cruising and racing, on …

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RCYC Optimist Sailors complete their History Project on Royal Cork YC for entry to the Cork Schools History Project

Admiral Pat Lyons with Eva Spillane and  Zara Casey with their entry for the Cork Schools History Project. Picture Robert Bateman

Admiral Pat Lyons with Eva Spillane and Zara Casey with their entry for the Cork Schools History Project. Picture Robert Bateman

Two ten year old schoolgirls Eva Spillane and Zara Casey from Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballinlough Cork, have compiled a magnificent entry for the Cork Schools History Project and selected the Royal Cork Yacht Club as their subject. They are both from Mrs. O’Connell’s fourth class.

They happened to be present at the club on Monday evening last when the members were arriving in large numbers for the Annual General Meeting and were more than happy to display their work to the many interested members and met with Admiral Pat Lyons and the Executive Officers. They also met …

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Royal Cork YC returns by invitation to the Fourth Edition of the New York YC Invitational Cup in September 2015

STARK RAVING MAD, Bow # 08, Royal Cork YC, Skipper: Anthony O'Leary, Tactician: Nicholas O'Leary, Type: Swan 42, Length: 42.58 ft Pic Daniel Forster

STARK RAVING MAD, Bow # 08, Royal Cork YC, Skipper: Anthony O’Leary, Tactician: Nicholas O’Leary, Type: Swan 42, Length: 42.58 ft Pic Daniel Forster (File pic)

Of the 19 yacht clubs, from 11 countries, that will gather September 12 to 19 at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court for the fourth New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, only one is making its debut appearance. A third of the clubs will be competing in the premiere Corinthian big boat competition for the fourth time.

“The number of clubs asking to return is the best indication that the New York Yacht Club’s initial vision of a global yacht club championship for amateur sailors has come to fruition, …

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