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Boat Shipping and Equipment Transportation for Volvo Cork Week 2020

By |2020-01-14T08:30:43+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: News|

Making your visit to Volvo Cork Week 2020 easier. We in the Royal Cork Yacht Club have teamed up with Sevenstar Yacht Transport to help with the logistics of transporting yachts and/or equipment to Volvo Cork Week 2020 and the Cork300 events. Sevenstar is the world leader in the transport of yachts and equipment all around [...]

Entries open for IRC European Championship as part of Cork300

By |2019-12-19T13:43:15+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Cork Week, News, Racing|Tags: , , |

Online Entry is now open on www.corkweek.ie for the 2020 IRC European Championship which will take place in Crosshaven, during Volvo Cork Week as part of our unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held over five days of racing from Monday 13th July [...]

Planning where to stay for Cork300

By |2019-11-29T11:02:34+00:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

To make the most of your visit to Cork300 it is essential that you plan ahead.  There are many options when planning your trip to Cork300, these include: Houses and B&B's Air B & B Motor Homes Camping Hotels   HOUSES and B&B's and Aparthotel  For all local house rentals and B&B accommodation inquiries, please contact [...]

Royal Cork Yacht Club opens entries for ‘Volvo Cork Week 2020’

By |2019-11-28T14:10:58+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Cork Week, News, Racing|Tags: |

Bumper fleets expected to attend prestigious international regatta incorporating Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships as part of historic club’s tricentenary celebrations The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which will see hundreds of boats and thousands [...]

Cork300 events series launched for 2020

By |2019-10-01T10:54:33+01:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Cork300 will celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary, where it all began, and Cork’s maritime haven, with a series of events next summer. In 2020, the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven will celebrate its 300th anniversary with an exciting series of events on and off the water across Cork harbour, called Cork300. Founded in [...]

Royal Cork Yacht Club Today

By |2019-09-26T16:05:27+01:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: History|

The Royal Cork Yacht Club today encompasses a wide variety of sailing activities from young kids in their Optimist dinghies sailing right through the winter months to the not-so-young kids racing National 18s and 1720s during the remaining nine months. There is also enthusiastic sailing in Toppers, Lasers, RS Fevas and other dinghies. The larger keelboats [...]

Royal Cork Yacht Club set to host Major Sailing Championships in 2020

By |2019-07-03T14:14:34+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the Cork 300 celebrations in 2020, the Royal Cork Yacht Club are delighted to announce they will host 3 major sailing championships.  The National 18 Class Championship, the Optimist Open and National Championship and the Laser Class Championship will take place at the club in August 2020.   Throughout the Championships weeks, the [...]

Move to Crosshaven

By |2019-09-26T16:03:29+01:00September 26th, 1960|Categories: History|

By the 1960s changing economic and social patterns made Cobh less and less attractive as a base for the club. In 1966 the Royal Cork and the Royal Munster Yacht Clubs agreed to merge and the Royal Cork moved to its present premises in Crosshaven assuming the title “The Royal Cork Yacht Club, incorporating the Royal [...]

Americas Cup

By |2019-09-26T16:02:05+01:00September 26th, 1900|Categories: History|

One of the very first sporting heroes, Sir Thomas Lipton, who challenged for the America’s Cup sailing his famous series of yachts called Shamrock was admitted to the club in 1900.