Volvo Cork Week  10th – 15th July

With the IRC European Championship and the Beaufort Cup during Volvo Cork Week 2016. This leading Regatta on the international calendar promises to be an unforgettable week of great racing with an exciting line up of shore side entertainment.
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Royal Cork Dinghy Fraternity head West for February

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Next week will mark the first of the school holidays for 2016, resulting in many of our sailors migrating to west Cork for the week to take part in winter dinghy coaching & development programmes.

Baltimore Sailing Club will again host the annual Irish Optimist Association run training camp, where over 140 sailors from all over Ireland will spend six days (weather permitting) on the water . As always, the Royal Cork has one of the largest contingents travelling from any club in Ireland which is fantastic.

Events will kick off in earnest next Saturday night where Andrew & Orla Crosbie ( in their current capacity as optimist class captain and first optimist lady respectively), are obliged to host the …

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Irish Sailing Association Awards Ceremony February 4th, 2016

Kilkenny’s Doug Elmes and Malahide’s Colin O’Sullivan jointly took home the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Youth Sailor of the Year award. The Howth Yacht Club sailors were hotly tipped following their recent Bronze medal success at the 2015 Youth World Championships in Malaysia, where they took Ireland’s first doublehanded youth worlds medal in 19 years. The shortlist for this tightly contested award included Tipperary’s Aisling Keller; Howth’s Aoife Hopkins and Ewan McMahon; and Waterford’s Geoff Power.

The Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of the Year award was presented to the Royal Irish Yacht Club in honour of their success at local, national and international level. The award also takes into account satisfaction of club members; the club’s impact in sailing development …

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Afloat Sailor of the Year announced today

At the ISA Awards Ceremony today Liam Shanahan was announced as  Afloat Sailor of the Year. Full report  can be found at  http://afloat.ie/item/31274-irish-sailor-of-the-year-2015

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Reversal of Change of date for PY1000 2016 – Important Note

Please note after due consideration and looking at the fixtures calendar it, has been decided to remain with the original date of March 19th for the 2016 PY1000.

Notice of Race can be found HERE

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Skippers Club first meeting of 2016

At the first Skippers Meeting of the 2016 season were L. to R. Leo Humston, CH Marine, RCYC Admiral John Roche, Rear Admiral Cruising, John O'Connor Howard Allen CH Marine who delivered the very interesting presentation. Picture Robert Bateman.

At the first Skippers Meeting of the 2016 season were L. to R. Leo Humston CH Marine, RCYC Admiral John Roche, Rear Admiral Cruising John O’Connor and Norman Allen CH Marine who delivered the very interesting presentation. Picture Robert Bateman.

Driving to Crosshaven last evening for the first Skippers Club Meeting of the 2016 season, it was cold, showery and miserable and one might even wonder what one was doing out at all. However, no need to worry! On driving into the club car park the light was streaming out from the brightly lit windows and on opening the door we were greeted by warmth and the cheerful buzz of voices coming from the bar and on the upper deck …

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