Cork300 is a celebration of Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary, where it all began, and Cork’s maritime haven.
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 was 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.
- 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
- The Tricentenary At Home Regatta 2020, including Fleet Review in Cobh – Postponed To 2021
- AIB Autumn League – Cancelled
- All Ireland Sailing Championships 2020 – Cancelled
- AIB Sutton Book 2020 – Cancelled
- AIB Irish Team Racing Championships 2020 – Cancelled
However all was not lost and as restrictions were lifted temporarily mid-Summer, some celebrations of Cork300 went ahead-
Over the course of the next number of years, many other events will take place to mark the Tricentenary including-
- A Gala dinner
- Topper Worlds 2021
- Laser Nationals 2021
- National 18 British & Irish Championships 2021
- Irish Team Racing Nationals 2021
- Tricentenary At Home Regatta 2021
- Wild Atlantic Way Cruise 2021
- Cork Week 2022
- 505 Worlds 2022 (Provisional)
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