In one of the Royal Cork yearbooks there is an article about a yacht that has been in continuous use on Cork Harbour since 1936. This led your WbW team to wonder if this is a record or whether others could lay claim to the title. So we went investigating…
Lady Min currently is undergoing restoration in Ballydehob for Simon O’Keeffe, great-grandson of her original builder and owner. The extraordinary video above was done by Pat Tanner for Simon three years ago as part of the job of getting her lines onto an accurate drawing and is well worth a peek. On the video you will note GHSC on her transom – she was sold in 1990 to Glandore Harbour and Jack O’Driscoll then continued his racing in Minx – a Cork Harbour One Design.
WORTH NOTING: UPCOMING EVENT MARCH 10th, 2020
WayBackWhen is being published as a regular series in the run up to the Cork 300 celebrations next July. The idea is to bring to life the rich history of the Royal Cork through stories and memories from the lifetime of the current membership while being relevant to today’s club. The publication team have been delighted with the level of engagement and help that they have received from members since the first post some six weeks ago. We are slightly overwhelmed with the volume of material coming our way and promise to try to do it justice over the coming few months.