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Espey continues to climb at the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014

Update September 14th, 2014

Another day of light winds today (14 Sept.) at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. Only a few fleets managed to race and, in some cases, competitors experienced delays of more than five hours before the decision was finally made to abandon racing.

James Espey made the most of his chance to compete. After two nervy starts by his fellow competitors – resulting in nine sailors’ disqualification for being over the start line early – the Gold fleet finally got underway on the third attempt. Espey was rewarded for his composure as the 4-8 knot breeze saw him strong off the start line and jostling for position in amongst the leaders. At the mid-point he …

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RCYC 2K Team With Yet Another Great Result

#2kteamracing – Teams from Howth Yacht Club and the Royal Cork Yacht Club travelled to Porto Ercole, Tuscany for the Italian- Cala Galera leg of the 2014 2K team Racing Circuit, from the 5th to 7th of September. Both teams enjoyed high intensity racing, some very tight matches, exceptional racing conditions, and beautiful scenery.

The Royal Cork team, led by skippers Fred Cudmore and George Kinsgton won 6 of the 9 races in the round robin, over the first and second day of the event. They went into day 3 of the event in second place, and faced the highly experienced 2K racers, Yacht Club Costa Smerelda in the first to two wins semi final. Racing went down to the …

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Fog Clears The Way For Great Opening Race Day At The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds

James Espey in action on Day One of the ISAF sailiing world championships at Santander. Pic ISAF

James Espey in action on Day One of the ISAF sailiing world championships at Santander. Pic ISAF

Ten days of action packed racing commenced in Spain today (12 September) at the ISAF Sailing World Championships; the peak event for high performance sailing since the London Olympics. The thick fog that covered the harbour in Santander at the start of the day soon burnt off and gave way to a light 5 to 7 knot breeze from the north east allowing the Laser and Laser Radial Fleets to get afloat and start the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

First up to represent Ireland were James Espey and Finn Lynch who are both competing in the Laser Standard class of 150 …

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Get registered – Barts Bash – Cork harbour – September 21

Barts Bash



Ladies and Gents, We shall be having a mixed dinghy & yacht race on Sunday the 21st of September next in Cork Harbour in aid of the Barts Bash (Andrew Simpson who died on one of America cup boats last year)


This is a world wide event where your results will be recorded and posted against sailors across the world including Jimmy Spithill, Ben Ainsle, Ian Percy and every other top name sailor you can think of. This is the one day you can race everyone around the globe and see how you rank.

Each venue must complete a race of at least 1 kilometre on the day and record the race finishes with elapsed times.

There …

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InterClub Cup

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The Club is running it’s first every Interclub cup on the 20th of September 2014. We are now looking for expressions of interest from teams who would wish to represent the Club at this event. We will need one team of four Adults (Over 21) and one team of four Juniors (under 21). The format for the event will be as follows: Adults will match race in 1720′s on one course, while the juniors will two on two team race on an adjacent course in fireflies.  If you wish to be considered for this opportunity to represent your Club and take on other Clubs from around Ireland please contact Kieran O Connell 0873190464 or kieran3108@gmail.com. Click Here for Notice of …

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