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BALLINACURRA MAN FOUND ANTARCTICA

Ballinacurra is one of Cork Harbour’s renowned locations, though less accessible these days than sailors would wish. The famous schooner, Brooklands, Jacko Creenan and Creenans pub, all from and in Ballinacurra are etched in the history of the harbour. But another name from that village is, surprisingly, not well-known, despite his achievement in finding Antarctica. […]

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Only Ten Seconds Separate First Two Boats In Today’s Racing For The O’Leary Insurance Group Winter League

Bright sunshine and a blue sea with an eight to ten knot northerly breeze greeted competitors for the third day of the O’Leary Insurance Group Winter League. The first mark on the course was the Corkbeg buoy. Some competitors chose to sail beyond it to head for the eastern shore. This allowed them to avoid […]

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Second Day of O’ Leary Insurance Group Winter League

The second race of the O’Leary Insurance Group Winter League took place today. The wind was very light from a west southwest direction and if one were unfortunate enough to get caught, it was blank in patches. The flooding tide was strong and this did not help the situation. Following a short postponement R’O’s Clem […]

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