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Topper Nationals at Antrim 2015


The RCYC  Topper sailors did us proud in Antrim over the weekend.

We had Tall Ships, Red Arrows and lots of winners well done to all.

There was a strong GBR team at the event but Geoff Power from Waterford had a great win on a net score of 8.

RCYC Results were

Tom Keal 4th over all & 1st under 14

Cian Jones 6th over all & 1st under 17

Caoimhe Foster 7th over all & First Irish Lady.

Amy Carroll 10th overall & 3rd under 17

David Jones 2nd in 4.2 rig (including 2 bullets yesterday )

Maeve  O Sullivan 11th, Lucy Donworth 20th, Mia Murphy 24th, Paddy Cunnane 25th, Molly Murphy 26th, Oisin Mac Allister 32nd, Rory …

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Prestigious Twinning for Royal Cork Yacht Club with Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM)

HSH Prince Albert de Monaco and Royal Cork Yacht Club General  Manager Gavin Deane, enjoying a relaxing moment during the ceremony.

His Serene Highness  The Sovereign Prince  of Monaco Albert II and Royal Cork Yacht Club General Manager Gavin Deane, enjoying a relaxing moment during the ceremony.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club has entered  a Twinning Agreement with Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) www.yacht-club-monaco.mc   and a reception to mark the occasion was held in YCM on Sunday, June 28th at 17.30 hours. YCM have reciprocal arrangements with fifty one clubs worldwide but only have Twinning Agreements with fifteen. Royal Cork Yacht Club is the only yacht club in Ireland or the U.K. to have such a Twinning Agreement and is  the first club to have been invited to Twin with YCM since 2006.

Royal Cork Yacht Club General Manager, Gavin Deane, …

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Galway Bay Sailing Club which is situated close to Oranmore village, Co. Galway was the venue for the 2015 Laser Connaught Championships. The numbers competing across all three laser classes/rigs ( standard ,Radial and 4.7) were strong with a very high standard set by a portion of these sailors aspiring to represent Ireland in the 2016 Olympics.

The Royal Cork once again provided the largest number of sailors with 20 travelling west. Racing kicked off on Saturday around midday with overcast conditions but relatively warm and pleasant with a 12/20 knot breeze. Three races were completed.

Sunday was a different story. The competitors woke up to a much stronger breeze with big seas. These conditions resulted in the race officer …

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RS Northerns

RS400 Start Carlingford

Written By David Cheyne (Official RS Report)


Carlingford the scene of epic battles all weekend


Class RS400, Entries: 31, Results: Here


Hastings pulls off first ever perfect 360 at Carlingford RS400 Northerns.  It was a case of perpetual disorientation, but also a high point for Hastings, one of the fleets main movers and supporters, as he judged the spiralling wind, or Carlingford Kettle, to perfection. As those around him thrashed around helplessly, Hastings bore off in a smooth arc, with crew Neil Calvin maintaining perfect kite trim, and scribed a perfect circle, with no adjustments to sheeting angle, truly an incredible sight for all to witness. As the mini tornados spun their way across the lough, availing …

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ICRA Nationals & Sovereign’s Cup

Friday 26th June 2015, Kinsale, Co. Cork:
Tony Hayward's Blackfun from Cowes on the edge of control on Day 3 of the ICRA Sovereigns Cup sponsored by Cork County Council as a combined entry of 109 boats from around Ireland and the UK race on three courses.  The four day series concludes on Saturday afternoon.
David Branigan/Oceansport


In a jam-packed Event Marquee at Kinsale Yacht Club, Mike Walsh, Regatta Director for this year’s event, was Master of Ceremonies and announced Equinox as the winner of the 2015 Sovereign’s Cup.  The Howth Yacht Club boat, owned by Ross McDonald has displayed an incredible run of 6 consecutive wins over the last three days to win the title as the boat that the organising committee judged was the best performing boat in IRC!

Clubmate Maximus, owned by Paddy Kyne, ensured that Howth Yacht Club was a major winner on the evening.  Maximus, was judged the best performing boat of the regatta under the ECHO handicap.

The Michelle Dunne Prix d’Elegance, awarded in memory of a stalwart of Kinsale …

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