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Cork300 will celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary, where it all began, and Cork’s maritime haven, with a series of events this summer.

Founded in 1720, by a group of 25 pioneering individuals, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in the world, and its tricentenary celebrations will take a look back at the origins of ‘where it all began’, which is attracting significant international interest from thousands of yacht clubs across the globe.

In advance of the Coronavirus pandemic, this was shaping up to be one of the most hotly anticipated events in the sailing world in 2020 with sailing communities throughout Europe and as far as Australia, Hong Kong and San Francisco expected to attend the world famous biannual Volvo Cork Week, along with a number of other large events. 

In light of the Coronavirus, the schedule has been restricted and a number of difficult decisions were made including-


  • AIB 29er Irish National Championships – Cancelled


  • Volvo Cork Week 2020 (in partnership with Johnson & Perrott) – Cancelled 
  • The Beaufort Cup 2020 – Cancelled

Dates for diary – Cork Week 2022 11th– 15th July 2022, we really hope to see you all there.

July continued

  • Classic Boat Festival – Cancelled
  • Wild Atlantic Way Cruise in Company – Cancelled
  • International Powerboat Festival – Cancelled
  • Royal Cork Yacht Club Fleet Review – Postponed


  • AIB National 18ft Class Championship – Cancelled

However all is not lost and Cork300 will continue to be celebrated with the following events scheduled to go ahead-




  • Keelboat Autumn League
  • All Ireland Sailing Championships 2020 – Cancelled
  • AIB Sutton Book 2020


  • AIB Irish Team Racing Championships 2020

A Gala dinner will also take place in 2021 once restrictions allow.


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