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This Island Nation some useful facts

Some very useful information on the Maritime Radio Programme presented by Royal Cork Member Tom MacSweeney. Tom, well known for his long standing support for all things marine provides excellent articles and interviews which are awaited eagerly by those interested in the sea and related matters.

Perhaps there are members out there who have knowledge of many items which might be of interest to listeners and readers and I am sure Tom would be very interested to hear from them.  Read below for interesting items coming up and for dates, times and access to the programme.:

Offshore island communities have been shocked by the decision of the Minister for the Environment to stop funding community development companies on non-Gaeltacht offshore …

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Ladies “Master Class” a big success

Reversing a Trailer picr

Congratulations to all the ladies who participated in last Saturday’s master class on “how to reverse a trailer”. A big thank you Paul Tingle, Nick Walsh & Darren O’Keeffe for your expertise and patience and also to Annamarie Fegan for organising the training. The photo shows the ladies with their “certificates of completion”.…

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Royal Cork’s Des McWilliam is interviewed on Tom MacSweeney’ s This Island Nation

Marine Correspondent Tom MacSweeney has an excellent audio on Afloat.ie with Royal Cork’s own Des McWilliam in which he talks about his first time sailing across the Atlantic, which he has “wanted to do” throughout his long sailing career, but has never done until now. He talks about the ARC – the Atlantic Cruiser Rally – in which he will start sailing this Sunday, November 23, leaving Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia – and about the disappointment that the huge successes of Irish international sailors, “the Ronaldos of the sailing world” as he describes them, are not recognised in Ireland because enough people “do not appreciate the sea and much more. Well worth a read and listen to.   Interview…

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Master Class for the Ladies

Trailer Towing

Reversing with a trailer - Master class for the Ladies.

Are you up for the challenge ladies! Annamarie Fegan has organised a master class  which will take place in the rear car park of the club on Saturday 22nd November at 11am. Why not learn some new skills such as reversing with a trailer, all of which will be very handy for dinghy towing mums and have some laughs while your at it. We will ask for a small donation to charity and lunch will be available in the club at 12.30 after all the hard work is done.…

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Junior Laying Up Supper – Optimists

The Junior laying up supper was held last Friday night at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. It was fantastic to see so mainly young sailors attend.

This year we had 15 Sailors who retired from Optimists, Tom Keal, Caoimhe Foster, Sarah Cudmore, Kelly Williams, James McCann, Harry Durcan, Juliet Nyhan, Paddy Cunnane, Patrick Day, Mia Murphy, Molly Murphy, Lia Berkery Kelly, Richard McGinley, Maeve O’Sullivan and Cian Jones. The retirees were presented with a framed photograph of themselves when they were at the beginning of their Optimist careers! Sincere thanks once again to Paul Keal who kindly sifted through his library of photographs from over the years to find and give to the Class an individual photo of each Sailor. …

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