The RCYC At Home this year is enjoying the sponsorship of the prestigious MSL Motors Group. The club is looking particularly resplendent with the latest Mercedes models on the lawn and the Mercedes flags and colourful bunting all around the site making for a festive atmosphere. The At Home weekend is one of the highlights of the year at the Royal Cork Yacht Club when members and their families gather to renew old acquaintances, meet new friends and simply to have a great day.
The shoreside activities are always a great attraction with the highlight of the day being the Admirals Boules match always drawing the attendance together to shout at and cheer on the gallant contestants. Also greatly enjoyed is the youngsters tug o war that attracts huge interest and is great fun. Not forgetting all the activities for the little ones and of course the attraction of the sumptuous goodies provided for afternoon tea on the lawn. The Admiral’s Lady, Judy, and her merry band organize this mouth watering affair with the help of the ladies of the club in providing the homemade culinary delights.
On the water it was a particularly busy day for sailing. The Curlane Bank was fully occupied by a large group of Optimists while in Cuskinny the National 18 Class were having their South Coast Championships. Outside Roche’s Point the 1720’s National Championship was taking place and here it has to be reported that first, second and third helms were Anthony, Nin and Peter respectively, making it a clean sweep for the O’Leary family. The cruiser fleet was racing in the harbour and it was nice to see Brian Cudmore taking the helm of Ann Again in racing mode bringing to mind the glory days of Anna Petrea. However, the piéce de resistance was the appearance of the Cork Harbour One Design, Maureen, to mark the At Home weekend. The wind was about six knots all morning and filled in to approximately twelve knots in the afternoon making for an ideal sailing day.
Racing continues tomorrow but I am sure there will not be any delay on the part of the sailors coming ashore to enjoy the shoreside festivities and activities.