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Royal Cork Yacht Club Cadets Set Sail for Exciting Summer Adventures Across Europe!

    Fellow sailors and enthusiasts!  Our talented cadets from the Royal Cork Yacht Club embark on an epic adventure across Europe for a series of prestigious National, European, and World events this summer. With 29 cadets competing in 12 championships across 9 countries, our club is set to leave a lasting impression on the […]

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A busy weekend for keelboat racing at the Royal Cork

On Thursday night we had a  fresh breeze for week 2 of the RCYC Summer Series June/July league. Almost 10 boats crossed the start line in a fantastic course provided by RO, Barry Rose. On the night Michael McCann won Spin IRC in “Don’t Dilly Dally”, with Sean Hanly’s “LUAS”  winning in Spin Echo. In […]

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Round The Island In A 1720

Following months of planning, a motley crew travelled to Cowes in the Isle of Wight for the annual Round The Island Race on Saturday June 15th. Here, Alex Barry recounts the trip. (more…)

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Isles of Scilly Cruise 2024

On the June weekend 10 boats departed our shores bound for the Isles of Scilly. With a northerly wind blowing all boats had a safe passage and made good time. We landed in Tresco on Friday morning and enjoyed the afternoon ashore exploring the beautiful island. Late afternoon we went across by dingy to Bryher […]

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Cork Harbour Combined League kicks off in style!

Last Friday saw the first race of the 2024 Cork Harbour Combined race. There were over 30 competing boats in total, the majority being from the Royal Cork, with 23 boats crossing the start line! What an amazing turnout for the first night of the league. We had a fabulous westerly breeze on a full […]

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A quality fleet assembling for Volvo Cork Week 2024

Racing at Volvo Cork Week 2024 begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries and expressions of interest received from far and wide, including Scotland, Turkey, Hong Kong and USA. The latest entry list is now published at www.corkweek.ie/entry-list and showcases the impressive quality and […]

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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – Less than 50 days to go!

Excitement and activity building Racing at Volvo Cork Week 2024 begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries and expressions of interest received from far and wide, including Turkey, Hong Kong and the USA. The dedicated event team at the RCYC continue to […]

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Success for Royal Cork Keelboats

Last weekend, the WAVE Regatta was held in Howth Yacht Club. The RCYC was well represented by Craig O’Neill’s J24, “Legal Alien”, the Jones family’s “Jellybaby” and James Dwyer’s ½ tonner “Swuzzlebubble”. (more…)

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Royal Cork Marina Awarded Blue Flag For 2024/2025

    Last week it was announced that our marina has retained its An Taisce Blue Flag, one of nine Blue Flag Marinas to fly the environmental award flag in 2024/2025. Gavin Deane, General Manager, commented that “The award is really important to the Club as it is a vital part of our overall sustainability […]

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RCYC Keelboats competing in major events this weekend!

There are 2 major keelboat racing events happening this weekend, in both Dublin and Kinsale.  Best of luck to all the Royal Cork Yacht Club boats competing in “WAVE regatta” in Howth. The RCYC will be well represented by Craig O’Neills J24, “Legal Alien”, the Jones family’s “Jellybaby” and the ICRA boat of the year […]

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Darkness into Light 2024

Darkness into Light 2024 On the morning of the 11th May at 04.30 we took to the water to participate in the country wide effort to raise funds for the Darkness into light Charity, Pieta house. There were 28 boats on the water who navigated their way through fog out as far as Roaches Point, […]

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A busy weekend for Keelboat racing at the Royal Cork!

Last Thursday night proved to be a tricky one with mixed conditions on the water. Bruce Springsteen was thrilling his fans in Supervalu Pairc Ui Chaoimh and while our sailors may have been a little too far away to hear the concert, it certainly was “Glory Days” for John and Ronan Downing in “Miss Whiplash” […]

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RS21 Charter opportunities for VCW 2024

    Volvo Cork Week gets underway on Sunday 14th July 2024, with racing beginning on Monday 15th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries received from far and wide, and the dedicated event team at the RCYC continue their work on preparing for another epic event. RS21 UK & Ireland Cup […]

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