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Optimist Sailors head to Euromed Regatta

Oppie Squad

Six optimist sailors from the Royal Cork are heading to the 15th Annual Euromed Malta Championship this week.  The event is run over 4 days 19 – 22 December and this year has record entries of 120+ from 9 countries – Cyprus, Ireland, Russia, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Greece, Romania and Malta.

This year’s entries include Ebru Bolat from Romania who last July was declared the overall Optimist European Girl Champion 2014 in Dun Laoghaire.  Bolat is competing in her third Euromed event which she has yet to win.

The ISA Optimist Squad are attending the event and the team includes sailors Aoife Byrne, Kate D’Arcy, Emily Whitaker, Cathal O’Regan, Robert Keal and Conor Horgan from the Royal Cork.

Best …

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Irish Cruising Club presentation to family of the late Joe English

Picture shows L. to R. Cliff Hilliard, Robbie English, ICC Commodore John Killeen, April English, RCYC Admiral Pat Lyons and Dan Cross, ICC. Photo Robert Bateman

Picture shows L. to R. Cliff Hilliard, Robbie English, ICC Commodore Peter Killen, April English, RCYC Admiral Pat Lyons and Dan Cross, ICC. Photo Robert Bateman


At the Annual Dinner of the Irish Cruising Club held at the Royal Cork Yacht Cub last Saturday night Peter Killen, Commodore ICC, presented the John B. Kearney Cup to the family of the late Joe English together with a Citation which read as follows:

The John B. Kearney Cup: Awarded for outstanding contributions to Irish sailing.

To Joe English for an outstanding career as a word- class sailor sailor. He skippered NCB Ireland in the Whitbread Round The World race in 1989-90, took part in the same race on ‘Tokio’ in 1993-4, …

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Last Race Of The O Leary Insurance Group Winter League

Hi all,

The final race in the 2014 O Leary Insurance Group winter league is this Sunday with a 12.25 FG. The daily and over all prize giving will be shortly after racing in the club with some festive treats and music to get you in the Christmas mood. Hope to see you all Sunday.…

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Baltimore Icicle Laser Event

Baltimore Icicles Event

The ‘Icicle’ was a very appropriate name for the end of season laser event in Baltimore last weekend. Over 30 boats travelled from as far as Dublin to support this much loved event, which hadn’t taken place since 2011 due to adverse weather conditions. Saturday started wet, windy and cold but as the weather was set to worsen, 4 races were completed with the Royal Cork’s Nick Walsh, Johnny Durcan and Richard McGinley doing well. Sunday dawned sunny and sailable with Richard Thompson putting in a great performance in the 2 races of the day to finish the event 2nd overall for the Radials. Nick claimed 3rd place for the Standard rigs (and 1st Master) and top honors in the …

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The PY500 is Announced for 2015

Start 2014

After the success of last year’s race, The Royal Cork Yacht Club is delighted to announce the date for the 2015 PY500 river race. The race will be held on the 14th of March 2015 and will follow a similar format to last year, with a slightly modified race course as shown on the NOR. Last year saw more than 50 competitors racing on the Owenabue River, with a vast range of Dinghies competing, from a Mirror to a 29er. We would hope to see a big increase in numbers for this year’s race to battle for the chance to walk away with the first prize of €500.

Notice of race Click Here Online entry coming shortly.…

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