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Optimist World Championships 2014, Club Náutico San Isidro, Argentina

Harry Durcan sailing in the CH Marine Irish Optimist Championships 2014 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Pic Robert Bateman

Harry Durcan sailing in the CH Marine Irish Optimist Championships 2014 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Pic Robert Bateman

Racing commenced today in Argentina for the 2014 Optimist World Championships. Royal Cork Optimist sailor, Harry Durcan  the only Irish competitor in the fleet of some 230 boats. He is currently the ISA All Ireland Junior Champion and earlier this year he won the Consul Cup at Lake Garda. He also sailed in Cork Week on the all conquering Mark Glimcher’s Catapult in what must have been a thrilling and very proud experience for the young sailor.

Unfortunately, Day one in Argentina did not go Harry’s way. He had an OCS and a black flag but tomorrow is another day …

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National 18 Laying Up Supper, with Guest Star Elvis Presley


The National 18 Class Laying Up Supper will take place on 15 November in the Club Dining Room. As usual there will be a big bag of trophies awarded to worthy winners for the year, and an equally big bag of trophies for some less worthy but equally deserving candidates.

For a change from the usual razzmatazz of dubious performers, this year we’ve gone all out and have booked the one and only Mr Elvis Presley as our Guest Star.  We hope he will get a warm National 18 welcome, and look forward to his performance.

Booking is essential. Contact Rory Fitzparick or Willie Healy tel: 086 8554562 to confirm your place or book a table.…

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South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) results to date

Our SCORA Commodore, Ronan Enright, has been busy compiling results to date for the 2014 SCORA season that started in Kinsale YC in April and will end with the last race of the CH Marine Autumn series on Saturday next October 25th, 2014.

The results to date are now up on the SCORA page on the Royal Cork site, or can be found HERE.

Prizegiving will take place at the SCORA AGM in the coming months.…

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Penultimate Day of Royal Cork Yacht Club CH Marine Autumn Series provided plenty of exhilarating sailing

Exciting racing for the 1720's today.  Picture Robert Bateman

Exciting racing for the 1720’s today. Picture Robert Bateman

To day was the penultimate day of the Royal Cork CH Marine Autumn Series and such were the conditions a decision was taken to cancel Whitesail 1, 2 and Class 4. However, the 1720s had a fantastic day and as the 1720 Race Officer, Anthony O’Leary commented, they got good value for money as they got in three races and they were competitive right throughout the fleet. Sailing with smaller jibs and threequarter spinnakers they sailed windward/leeward courses and many a ‘Yahoo’ was heard as they went downwind at high speed. At the top end of the fleet Nicholas O’Leary, four times in a row winner of the Irish Helmsman’s Championship, …

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Royal Cork Navigation Courses begin next week.



Winter evening courses presented by Eddie English of SailCork

Eddie English of SailCork has been running sailing courses for 40 years and SailCork is Irelands longest established navigation school. He has been teaching navigation since the early 1980’s and has been running navigation courses at the RCYC since 1995.

Eddie’s unique presentation style is backed up with thousands of miles afloat in Ireland, the UK, Europe, the Caribbean and further afield. The courses bring together like minded sailors who share their knowledge as well as an excellent course syllabus. All of this combined with the comfortable surroundings of the Club make for an enjoyable and informative course.

The course syllabus includes a …

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