Our April Calendar picture is of the start of a One Ton Cup race in 1981. The club has a great history of hosting major international events and here we look at a few world class championships from the 1980s….
With the demise of IOR the Ton Cups eventually ceased – however in the second half of the 2000s Quarter Ton racing took off again and here we have a video of a young Royal Cork team at the 2010 Quarter Ton Cup – they went on to win the Corinthian division of same a couple of years later. One of the crew in this video, Nathan Kirwan, fell 30 feet from a tree and was paralysed from the neck down in 2013 – his rehabilitation story is extraordinary and we must commend him for the inspiration he has given to us all.
WayBackWhen is being published as a regular series as part of the Club’s 300th anniversary celebrations. Each post looks as some aspect of club and harbour life in the living memory of the current membership, and continues to be published twice a week for now. While the June and July elements of the Club’s celebrations have been cancelled (apart from the Fleet Review which it is hoped to have later this summer), it is important to note that the programme for August and September is unchanged at this time.