Harbour Master Port of Cork, Pat Farnan, has revealed exciting plans for the development of Cork City pontoons which will host the Clipper Race in July and will also add a new mooring facility for leisure craft to visit the City of Cork. This will be a permanent legacy from the Clipper Round the World Yacht race visiting Cork.
Captain Farnan stated “As part of the Port of Cork’s recreational strategy and in association with the City Council, the Port of Cork is delighted to announce the new 100m pontoon on South Custom House Quay. The pontoons will open up the city quays for leisure craft and visiting boats and will remain a permanent fixture for the City. The Port of Cork is delighted to launch the pontoons in conjunction with Clipper and we look forward to welcoming the fleet to Cork in July”.
Cork City Manager, Joe Gavin also commented : The City Council is delighted to partner the Port authorities in providing new permanent pontoons which will be a lasting amenity for the city. The pontoons will provide facilities for visiting boats and will greatly help the running of events like the Lee Swim and the Ocean to City Traditional Rowing Race
Facilities for visitors have been improved immensely in the Cork area in recent years leading to Corks designation in the Lonely Planet guide as one of the top three cities in the world to visit. The new pontoon will add to that attraction