Top Menu

PY1000

Solo Sailing Legend Sir Robin Knox Johnston Presents the Prizes at Crosshaven House PY1000 Dinghy Race

On Saturday evening (April 20), the club honoured British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who arrived into Cork Harbour during his Round Ireland cruise.

Knox Johnston, who famously completed the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world in 1969, presented the prizes after the successful staging of RCYC’s Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race.

The round-the-world legend presented the winner’s cheque for €700 to National 18 trio Colin Chapman (winning for a second time), Ewan O’Keefe and Dave Lane on the RCYC lawn in the evening sunshine.

The tenth edition of the mixed dinghy event featured a pursuit race in the Owenabue River, organised by Alex Barry.

Race Officer John Crotty saw the first boats off at 3:30 p.m. and finishers arriving at 5 pm.

The sunny day with an east, south-east wind made for a gentle start to the proceedings, perfect for the three-man National 18 dinghy to show its performance potential and arrive in first place. Charles Dwyer and Peter Scannell, in another N18, were second, with Daphne O’Leary (aged 8) and her father, Peter O’Leary third. 

Thank you to John Crotty and his team on the water. Noel Corcoran and the team in Crosshaven House yet again for their sponsorship, Tom Durcan for the burgers (cooked by Jen Barry and Mary Creedon) and all who helped out on the glorious day.

Full results: Crosshaven House PY1000 Results

Images here from Bob Bateman 

Images and drone footage here from Adam McCarthy

National 18 dinghies head off in the tenth Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race Photo: Bob Bateman

National 18 dinghies head off in the tenth Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race Photo: Bob Bateman

420 dinghies competing in the tenth Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race Photo: Bob Bateman

420 dinghies competing in the tenth Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race Photo: Bob Bateman

National 18 trio Colin Chapman (winning for a second time), Ewan O'Keefe and Dave Lane on their way to RCYC Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race victory Photo: Bob Bateman

National 18 trio Colin Chapman (winning for a second time), Ewan O’Keefe and Dave Lane on their way to RCYC Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race victory Photo: Bob Bateman

Daphne O'Leary (aged 8) and her father, Peter O'Leary were in the third in RCYC's Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race. Photo: Bob Bateman

Daphne O’Leary (aged 8) and her father, Peter O’Leary were in the third in RCYC’s Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race. Photo: Bob Bateman

A Melges 15 dingy made its RCYC Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race debut on the Owenabue river Photo: Bob Bateman

New marque – A Melges 15 dinghy (IRL 561) made its RCYC Crosshaven House PY 1000 dinghy race debut on the Owenabue river Photo: Bob Bateman

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply