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Sean Hanley's HB 31 Luas were the winners of the Titanic Trophy cruiser race on Friday evening, the opening race of Cobh's Peoples Regatta weekend in Cork Harbour.

In light winds, Hanley's Royal Cork crew won the drifting white sails race that finished off Cove Sailing Club Marina at Whitepoint.

The Cobh's Peoples Regatta weekend also features racing for Cruisers, Optimists and Rankin and mixed dinghies.

Light winds for the CSC Titanic Race Photo: Bob BatemanLight winds for the CSC Titanic Race Photo: Bob Bateman

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Cobh People’s Regatta, with Cove Sailing Club, is on this weekend with events ashore and afloat.

Sailing races begin with the young sailors of the Optimist fleet on Friday morning, starting at 10 a.m. The cruisers will race that evening at 7 p.m. for the Titanic Trophy. Both are open events as is the Dinghy Racing on Saturday, starting at 2.30 p.m.

The famous Rankin dinghies will race for the ‘Rankin Brothers’ Cup on Saturday. “We expect a great fleet with fifteen boats entered and we hope to have a race mark in by the Promenade in Cobh to increase spectator enjoyment,” Maurice Kidney, one of those who led the revival of the fleet, tells me. First gun for this fleet will be at 3 p.m.

On Sunday, there will be cruiser racing, starting at 1.30 p.m., an open event for all clubs.

Ashore there is a wide variety of events planned.

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The leader at Cove SC in the GI Motors - event continues to be Gary Mills’ Shipman 28, Tonga, on 10 points after seven races in Cork Harbour.

Nick O’Rourke’s First 32, Bright Wings, has moved up to second on 15 and Jim Buckley’s Hanse 371, Magic Elfin, is now third on 27. Twelve boats have sailed the series.

Maurice and Francis Kidney continue at the top of the Wednesday dinghy league after eight races, in Rankin R12, on a total of 21 points. Owen O’Connell’s R 61 remains second on 36 and Joe Keenan in the SOLO is third on 38.

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Two Rankins and a Solo share 34 points each at the forefront of the Wednesday evening dinghy league in Cove Sailing Club.

The leader continues to be Rankin R12 sailed by Maurice and Francis Kidney on 15 points. Rankin R11, Gary Mills; Rankin 61 Owen O’Connell and Joe Keenan’s Solo, are next on 34 each.

Gary Mills’ Tonga has built a big lead in the Friday Cruiser League with just 7 points overall accumulated after a hat-trick of first places in the last three races.

Des Corbett’s Netta J has 26 in second. Nick O’Rourke has moved Bright Winds into third place on 29.

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At Cove Sailing Club, racing in the Friday evening GI Motors Cruiser League Gary Mills skippering the Shipman 28, Tonga, has shaken off the tie at the top with the Sadler 25, Netta J (Des Corbett) and so holds the top position with six points.

Netta J has 12 points in second place.

Robbie Allen/Damien Leahy’s Dehler 34, Rana, is third on 20.

In the Wednesday night Dinghy League, Rankins continue to dominate. Maurice and Francis Kidney still hold the lead after six races, on 14 points overall from Owen O’Connell on 17, while Fiona O’Connell has improved her position, moving into third place on 26 points.

The Optimist League is led by Eoin Jones from Theo Carney in second and Ruadhan Jackson third,

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Two cruisers are tied at the top of Friday League racing at Cove Sailing Club, both on five points - the Shipman 28, Tonga, owned by Gary Mills and the Sadler 25, Netta J, of Des Corbett.

They are six points clear of Cathy Mullan’s First 260, Angela, on 11 points. Ten boats have raced the Cork Harbour Club’s series so far.

Rankins dominate dinghies

In the Wednesday night Dinghy League, Rankins continue to dominate the top places. Maurice and Francis Kidney are the clear leaders, out in front after five races, with 10 points in Rankin No.12. Second is Owen O’Connell with 14 points and in third place David and Richard Marshall on 21. Thirteen boats have raced in the series so far.

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Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour had a break-in on Monday evening (July 4), resulting in considerable damage to its waterside clubhouse. 

Contents of the clubhouse located at Whitepoint were 'smashed', but a defiant membership has posted on the club's Facebook page; "They may have smashed our tv and the contents of our club, but they didn't break our Cove Sailing Club spirit." 

Local reaction has been swift to condemn the vandalism, with Cobh's Aisling O Callaghan posting, "I am totally shocked and dismayed. I am so sorry that this has happened to the club and Cobh".

The clubhouse opened in 2009 with support from a Sports Council grant, Cobh Town Council and Cobh VEC. The facility includes a dinghy park at Whitepoint, Cobh, to provide boats, equipment, changing facilities and coaching primarily aimed at local children who want to learn to sail.

The club, which describes itself as 'a friendly and informal club', recently staged the successful Friday night Great Island Motors June Cruisers League

If anyone has any information regarding the break-in, they are asked to contact Cobh Gardai.

Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour had a break-in - CSC Facebook pageCove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour had a break-in - CSC Facebook page.

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At Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour Gary Mills’ Shipman 28, Tonga, leads the Friday night Great Island Motors June cruisers league, with Cathy Mullan’s First 260, Angela, second and Des Corbett’s Sadler 25, NettaJ, third.

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Rankins are dominating Wednesday night dinghy sailing at Cove SC in Cork Harbour. Fiona O’Connell’s R21 leads, with David and Richard Marshall’s R30 second and Maurice and Francis Kidney third in R12. Eight boats are entered.

There are also eight entries in the Sunday Optimist League for young sailors of the club. After the first race Theo Carney leads from Eoin Jones, with Ruadhan Jackson second.

The Friday night cruiser league is led, also after the opening race, by Cathy Mullan’s First 260, Angela; with Gary Mills second in the Shipman 28, Tonga and third Déjà Vu, the Sun Odysessy 37, owned by Brian Curtis.

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A presentation and workshop on race management will be given by Kinsale Yacht Club Regional Race Officer Michele Kennelly at Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour on Thursday (June 2nd) as part of the Club's ongoing Women on the Water series.

Kennelly is an integral part of Royal Cork YC's Peter Crowley's (international race officer) race team that oversees events such as Volvo Cork Week, Sovereign's Cup, the just-launched Squib Nationals and the recent Munster Oppie Championships at Crosshaven.

The presentation will cover course laying, race starts, time setting, racing rules and the correct flags to use. Michele will invite participants to lay a course using various wind directions and taking tides into consideration.

Cove Sailing Club is inviting female sailors from local Cork clubs and beyond to attend as part of its Women on the Water initiative is to encourage more women on the water and to get involved in race management.

The presentation will take place at the clubhouse at 7.30 pm on Thursday, June 2nd. 

Michele will be giving a second presentation to the younger female club sailors on racing and having fun on the water on Friday 1st July and an on the water session will be held the following morning Saturday 2nd July.

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Cork Harbour Information

It’s one of the largest natural harbours in the world – and those living near Cork Harbour insist that it’s also one of the most interesting.

This was the last port of call for the most famous liner in history, the Titanic, but it has been transformed into a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The harbour has been a working port and a strategic defensive hub for centuries, and it has been one of Ireland's major employment hubs since the early 1900s. Traditional heavy industries have waned since the late 20th century, with the likes of the closure of Irish Steel in Haulbowline and shipbuilding at Verolme. It still has major and strategic significance in energy generation, shipping and refining.

Giraffe wander along its shores, from which tens of thousands of men and women left Ireland, most of them never to return. The harbour is home to the oldest yacht club in the world, and to the Irish Navy. 

This deep waterway has also become a vital cog in the Irish economy.

‘Afloat.ie's Cork Harbour page’ is not a history page, nor is it a news focus. It’s simply an exploration of this famous waterway, its colour and its characters.

Cork Harbour Festival

Ocean to City – An Rás Mór and Cork Harbour Open Day formerly existed as two popular one-day events located at different points on Cork’s annual maritime calendar. Both event committees recognised the synergy between the two events and began to work together and share resources. In 2015, Cork Harbour Festival was launched. The festival was shaped on the open day principle, with Ocean to City – An Ras Mór as the flagship event.

Now in its sixth year, the festival has grown from strength to strength. Although the physical 2020 festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, the event normally features nine festival days starting on the first week of June. It is packed full of events; all made possible through collaboration with over 50 different event partners in Cork City, as well as 15 towns and villages along Cork Harbour. The programme grows year by year and highlights Ireland’s rich maritime heritage and culture as well as water and shore-based activities, with Ocean to City – An Rás Mór at the heart of the festival.

Taking place at the centre of Ireland’s maritime paradise, and at the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, Cork is perfectly positioned to deliver the largest and most engaging harbour festival in Ireland.

The Cork Harbour Festival Committee includes representatives from Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork, UCC MaREI, RCYC, Cobh & Harbour Chamber and Meitheal Mara.

Marinas in Cork Harbour

There are six marinas in Cork Harbour. Three in Crosshaven, one in East Ferry, one in Monkstown Bay and a new facility is opening in 2020 at Cobh. Details below

Port of Cork City Marina

Location – Cork City
Contact – Harbour Masters Dept., Port of Cork Tel: +353 (0)21 4273125 or +353 (0)21 4530466 (out of office hours)

Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831023

Crosshaven Boatyard Marina

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)21 4831161

Salve Marina Ltd

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831145

Cork Harbour Marina

Location: Monkstown, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)87 3669009

East Ferry Marina

Location: East Ferry, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)21 4813390

New Cove Sailing Club Marina

(to be opened in 2020)

Location: Cobh, Co. Cork
Contact: 087 1178363

Cork Harbour pontoons, slipways and ramps

Cork City Boardwalk Existing pontoon

Port of Cork 100m. pontoon

Cork city – End of Cornmarket St. steps and slip;

Cork city - Proby’s Qy. Existing limited access slip

Quays Bar & Restaurant, Private pontoon and ramp for patrons, suitable for yachts, small craft town and amenities

Cobh harbour [camber] Slip and steps inside quay wall pontoon

Fota (zoo, house, gardens) Derelict pontoon and steps

Haulbowline naval basin; restricted space Naval base; restricted access;

Spike Island pier, steps; slip, pontoon and ramp

Monkstown wooden pier and steps;

Crosshaven town pier, with pontoon & steps

East Ferry Marlogue marina, Slip (Great Island side) visitors’ berths

East Ferry Existing pier and slip; restricted space East Ferry Inn (pub)
(Mainland side)

Blackrock pier and slips

Ballinacurra Quay walls (private)

Aghada pier and slip, pontoon & steps public transport links

Whitegate Slip

Passage West Pontoon

Glenbrook Cross-river ferry

Ringaskiddy Parking with slip and pontoon Ferry terminal; village 1km.

Carrigaloe pier and slip; restricted space; Cross-river ferry;

Fountainstown Slip

White’s Bay beach

Ringabella beach

Glanmire Bridge and tide restrictions

Old Glanmire - Quay

Cork Harbour Festival & Ocean to City Race

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, Cork Harbour Festival will now take place 5 – 13 June 2021, with the Flagship Ocean to City An Rás Mór on 5 June.

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