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Celebrating 300 Years: Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence Simon Coveney TD marked the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th birthday this weekend at a small ceremony on Haulbowline island, the Irish Naval Headquarters and home of the original ‘Water Club of the harbour of Cork’, as it was known back in 1720. The Royal Cork, which is the oldest sailing club in the world, rescheduled its Cork300 events series to celebrate its anniversary until July 2021.  Pictured here are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence Simon Coveney TD, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Colin Morehead, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service Commodore Michael Malone and Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett.
Picture Darragh Kane

AIB RCYC Tricentenary Regatta

The AIB Royal Cork Yacht Club Tricentenary Regatta 2021 will take place on Saturday August 28th & Sunday August 29th. This is our biggest celebration of the Tricentenary to date and we hope to see all members involved over the course of the weekend.We have a great programme of events both on and off the water this year, beginning with the parade of motor & sail off Haulbowline on Saturday AM, a BBQ on Saturday, an AIX Rosé reception and picinic on Sunday, two great days of racing and many fun events. As always, ‘the At Home’ is open to Royal Cork members and members of visiting clubs.

The schedule of events and sailing instructions are as follows.

Admiral Colin Morehead was in the Naval Base last week and brings us this update.

To keep up to speed throughout the event, please join the Regatta Whatsapp Group.

Saturday 28th August 2021

11.30hrs – Tricentenary At Home Regatta Parade of Motor & Sail at Haulbowline. Full event details are now live here. We really hope for a great turnout at this special marking of the founding of the club 301 years ago and we will be joined on the day by a number of dignitaries. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome, once capable of 5 knots. We don’t expect dinghies to join but we do hope our dinghy sailors can partake and return in time for racing. Please register in advance here.

12:10hrs – Keelboat FG at Haulbowline. Notice of race here, sailing instructions here and entry here

12.55hrs – Dinghies FG. Sailing instructions here and entry here

13.00hrs – Dignitaries welcomed to the Royal Cork Yacht Club

17.00hrs – 20.00hrs – BBQ – A subsidized barbecue will take place following racing in the club, tickets for this are now sold out.


Sunday 29th August 2021

10.55hrs – Keelboat & Dinghy FG

14.00hrs – Crab Fishing for 10yrs & under

15.00hrs onwards – Bring Your Own Picnic & AIX Rosé reception – Given the restrictions, we won’t be able to enjoy the usual buffet but why not take the chance to pack a picnic and enjoy a few drinks on the lawn while the activities play out. No other food offering will be available.

Rosé reception sponsored by AIX

15.30hrs – Parents Oppie Race, Youth Table Tennis Event, Face Painting etc.

16.00hrs – Admirals’ Boules

17.00hrs – Prize giving – Some very special trophies have been commissioned to mark the Tricentenary. A series of individual COVID compliant prize givings will take place throughout the grounds and will be attended by prize winners, crew and family only.

By taking part in any of the events covered by this Regatta, each member and visitor is responsible for complying with any regulations in force from time to time in respect of COVID19 and for complying with the Royal Cork’s COVID-19 procedures.

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