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Way Back When – No. 20

This post is a gentle reflection. Our normality, our plans, our future have in a blink become totally changed, ripped up and quite uncertain. This club is the oldest yacht club in the world because it’s members have successfully adapted to each change. Let’s just continue to adapt… (more…)

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WBW#19 – South Coast Boatyard

There is a long history of boat building in the harbour. This article by Dan Cross relates the tale of one yard which in it’s relatively brief existence produced over 100 yachts and helped make Cork Harbour a center of excellence on the international sailing scene. (more…)

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WbW#18 – The Royal Corkers

No matter what, our members have a great ability to rise to the occasion. In this post Marina Rose outlines some of the fun and frolics of the wonderful “Royal Corkers” – the group that took no prisoners in their hilarious annual review at the Laying Up supper for many years. (more…)

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Way Back When – No. 17

This post is a follow on to WbW#15 where we republished some fabulous photographs by Bob Batemen as part of the celebration of the work he and Claire did over the years. Here are more of Bob’s great photos, with a focus on the crews. (more…)

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WbW#16 – The Rankin Punt

This post is a lovely article by Conor English, one of the principle drivers of the great Rankin dinghy revival of the last five years. The Cobh built Rankin has a large following all over the harbour including being a popular transport on the river… (more…)

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