In WbW#4 we discovered the ladies bar that was behind the fireplace up to 1946. By coincidence we have a nice photograph from that year of a ladies race in dinghies with some nice connections to both the past and the present.
The rules of this series dictate that items must be in living memory – so the photograph just qualifies on the basis that the crew in the center boat remembers!
Also of interest is that the helm of Curlew went on to become Lady Admiral of the Royal Cork in the early 1970s while the crew of Drisheen was Admiral in the mid 1980s!
Further information on the 12’s in Ireland including more on the Payne victories can be read here http://12footdinghy.org/countries/ei.asp
The class is quite active and some 12s are expected at Clinkerfest in late May as part of Lough Ree Yacht Clubs 250th anniversary celebrations.
Finally there is a book available on the story of the International 12s in Ireland by Vincent Delaney – see https://www.blurb.com/b/8609274-internation-12-foot-dinghy-in-ireland
WayBackWhen is being published as a regular series in the run up to the Cork 300 celebrations next July. The publication team are interested in photographs and articles showing the life of the club in living memory and are inviting submissions at this time. A number of members have already kindly agreed to write articles on specific subjects – for an example see WbW – The Cork Harbour One Designs by Patrick Dorgan. If you have items of interest or a good story that fits the theme please make contact through email@example.com