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The vintage and immaculately restored Cork Harbour One Design 'Jap' was back on home waters today, at the marina at Royal Cork Yacht Club in celebration of Cork300.

Prior to launching the historic 1895-built boat was trailed to Crosshaven and stored on her trailer at Crosshaven Boatyard, drawing many admiring glances.

As Afloat's Tom MacSweeney reported in March, C4, Jap, after many years based on the South Coast of England, has been donated by her owner to the Royal Cork YC and will be sailing in Cork this season.

Photos prior to Jap's launch below by Bob Bateman

Cork Harbour One Design 'Jap'

Jap, Cork Harbour One Design

Cork Harbour One Design Jap

Jap Cork Harbour One Design

Published in Cork300

A light air race brought proceedings to a close on the water in Cork Harbour yesterday at the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series writes Bob Bateman.

Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo topped a six-boat Class Zero fleet. Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice was second. 

In eight boat Class One IRC, there was big change at the top after the final race as Kinsale's Elan 333 Artful Dodger (Finbarr O'Regan) lost out to the Jones family J109 Jelly Baby who took the overall prize. Third was Paul Tingle's Alpaca.

Denis Byrne's Trapper T250 Cracker from Royal Cork Yacht Club who was on the same 11 points going into the final race as the Cove Sailing Club Sonar, No Half Measures skippered by Ewan O'Keeffe had it all to do in the final race to take the lead. Byrne took the advantage and won eight boat class two IRC. O'Keeffe was second and third was Ian Hickey's Cavatina. 

Prizegiving photos by Bob Bateman are below and race action photos from this month's league are in one handy link here. Full results are here.

 DSC2473A packed clubhouse for the Autumn Series prizegiving

 DSC2473RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan DSC2473Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell DSC2473Aidan Heffernan, Indulgence, 3rd WS1 Echo DSC2473Harry Ellis, Mazu, 2nd WS1 Echo DSC2473Mike McCarthy, Jolastan,1st WS1 DSC2473Denis Ellis, Mazu, 1st WS1 IRC DSC2473Harry Durcan, T Bone, 1720 2nd

 DSC2473Anthony O’Leary, Antix,1720 1st DSC2473Ewan O’Keefe, Spi 2 Echo and Spi2 Irc winner

 DSC2473Denis Byrne, Cracker, Spi2 IRC and Echo 2nd
 DSC2473Paul Tingle, Alpaca, Spi 1 Echo

 DSC2473Mary Jones, 3rd IRC Spi 1

 DSC2473James Fegan who received Prize on behalf of Denis and Annamarie Murphy Nieulargo 1st IRC and echo DSC2473Conor O’Donovan Memorial trophy, 1st in both IRC and Echo, Kieran O’Brien, Magnet DSC2473Vinny O’Shea memorial Trophy Presentation was by Darragh Connelly on behalf of family and was accepted by Michael McCann.Denis and Annamarie Murphy are in Japan

Published in Royal Cork YC
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Conor Phelan's Jump Juice established a firm grip on Abersoch Keelboat Week yesterday, winning both races in very light airs. The Royal Cork YC Ker 37 was on fire in IRC 1, winning race six by over a minute and race seven by a whopping 24 minutes.

Two races are scheduled this morning in a medium air forecast for the final day. Fingers are crossed for a repeat of Jump Juice's 2015 victory, says mainsheet trimmer/crew boss Maurice O'Connell.

See results here.

Published in Offshore

Tricentenary 'Cork 300' Celebrations at Royal Cork Yacht Club

Cork 300 is the overall name for a series of events which will be held in Cork Harbour and further afield in 2020 to celebrate the tricentenary of Royal Cork Yacht Club.

300 years earlier, 25 individuals came together and created what is now the oldest yacht club in the world (where it all began). Today, there are thousands of yacht clubs across the globe with a collective membership running into the millions.

Cork, its harbour and its communities will proudly celebrate all that is on offer to visitors to Irelands Maritime Paradise with a series of events throughout the year. Register your interest here.

The lead events will be as follows:

July – The Great Gathering (Keelboats)
August – The Three Championship Weeks (Dinghies)
August – The Club At Home Regatta (Keelboats & Dinghies)

Events include…

AIB 1720 Southern Championships 28th-30th August
Sadly, the 1720 Europeans scheduled to take place as part of Volvo Cork Week fell victim to the covid 19 pandemic. The Royal Cork Yacht Club is instead hosting the AIB 1720 Southern Championships 2020 as part of their Tricentenary At Home Regatta weekend. The 1720 class originated from an idea generated by some committed racing members of the Royal Cork Yacht Club with the first prototype taking to the water in 1994. Designed by Tony Castro, they have been delighting many a competitive sailor since.

Tricentenary at Home Regatta, 28th - 30th August:
The AIB Tricentenary at Home Regatta will be the biggest sailing event of the year in the Royal Cork calendar. Racing will be available for all classes both dinghy and keelboat with many visitors expected from up and down the Irish South Coast. The National 18 Southern Championships will also feature as part of the racing over the weekend.

Maritime Parade 29th August
A maritime parade, originally scheduled for July, will now take place during the Tricentenary Regatta on the 29th August, with the support of the Irish Naval Services and Port of Cork. The Admiral of the Royal Cork and other dignitaries will review the parade from one of the Irish Naval Service vessels which will be anchored in the vicinity of Haulbowline.

1720s Race from Haulbowline to Crosshaven, 29th August
Following the Maritime Parade, a race will take place between all of the 1720s boats from the Naval Signal Tower back to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven. The National 18 Class will also be participating.

RCYC Exhibition at the Sirius, 29th August to 19th December
A RCYC Exhibition will be launched at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh on August 29th following the day's events. The Sirius was the Royal Cork Club House from 1854 to 1966, and the Exhibition will take a look at what life was like at the yacht club during its time there.

Fastnet Challenge, 29th August
The Fastnet Powerboat Challenge originally scheduled for the last week of July has now been moved to the last weekend of August (Weather permitting). This will see the UIM Long Distance Cork-Fastnet-Cork World Record attempt competed for.

Cork300 Family Race to the City, 12-13 September
In conjunction with Cove Sailing Club's annual Cobh to Blackrock race, Yachts and craft from across Cork Harbour will take part in a race to Blackrock Castle, following on from which, they will continue to the city Quays where they will remain overnight and provide a spectacle of sail within the City environs.

AIB National 18 Championships, 12-13 September
The AIB National 18 Championships for adult sailors in the UK and Ireland will take place from 12-13 September in Crosshaven this year as part of the Cork300 celebrations.

AIB Cork300 Autumn League, 27 September-25 October
The premier yacht racing event on the South Coast this year, the AIB Cork300 Autumn League, will be held over 5 weekends leading up to the October Bank Holiday weekend. This is expected to be the largest yacht racing event on the South Coast of Ireland this year.

AIB Irish Team Racing National Championships 2020, 21-22 November
Sailing teams from across the country will compete in Cork Harbour for the title of AIB Irish Team Racing National Champion 2020

All races will be governed by the COVID-19 guidelines as laid out by Irish Sailing and organising clubs.

At A Glance – Royal Cork Tricentenary

Founded in 1720, by a group of 25 pioneering individuals, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in the world, and its tricentenary celebrations will take a look back at the origins of ‘where it all began’, which is attracting significant international interest from thousands of yacht clubs across the globe

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