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Cork300 events series launched for 2020

Cork300 will celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary, where it all began, and Cork’s maritime haven, with a series of events next summer.  In 2020, the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven will celebrate its 300th anniversary with an exciting series of events on and off the water across Cork harbour, called Cork300. Founded […]

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Royal Cork boats take first in all classes for the 2019 Cobh to Blackrock race.

Cove Sailing Club’s Cobh to Blackrock Race was a huge success with the 45-boat fleet enjoying a fast race to Cork in champagne sailing conditions. The fleet set off in glorious sunshine from a start line between the committee vessel at the Quays Bar pontoon and  the limit mark off Haulbowline. This made for spectacular sight for […]

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RTE Radio One ‘Back to the Rock’

In 1979, the Fastnet Yacht Race turned into one of the greatest yacht-racing disasters ever. 21 people died, many boats were dismasted, abandoned or sunk as the race became a fight to stay alive. On one of those boats was teenager John O’Donnell. (2019) Listen to the podcast here

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Royal Cork Launches September’s DinghyFest’19 Regatta

Now the largest stand alone dinghy festival event in the country, the official launch of Cork Dinghy Fest took place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club last week. Royal Cork Yacht Club Rear Admiral Brian Jones was joined by volunteers and sailors as they marked the announcement of the continued sponsorship and support from CH Marine and the Port […]

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