Here’s a bit of good news for sailing fans.
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has re-launched a selection of events planned to celebrate its 300th anniversary, many of which were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
While many of the larger high profile international events, such as The Great Gathering, the Powerboat Festival, and Volvo Cork Week, which were set to attract thousands of sailors and competitors from around the globe, cannot go ahead this year, the organisation has confirmed that a Tricentenary Regatta, a Maritime Parade in Cork Harbour, a RCYC Exhibition at the Sirius Arts Centre, a Family Race to/from Cork City, and several National Championship races will be held in August.
“We were disappointed that we had to cancel our March to July Cork300 events as a huge amount of work went into organising the celebrations for what is an incredibly historic year for our club and for sailing worldwide,” said Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Chairman of Cork300 Colin Morehead.
“However public health is of paramount importance and we are delighted that a revised schedule of our events can now go ahead next month, adhering to Government and HSE guidelines.”
All competitors and attendees will be required to comply with public health safety guidelines and use the club facilities in a safe manner.
“As sailors and members of the oldest yacht club in the world, we’re thrilled to be able to get back out on the water and mark this historic anniversary for the Royal Cork Yacht Club and for sailing clubs globally. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation around Covid-19,” added Mr Morehead.
To check out the full schedule for August and beyond, visit the Royal Cork Yacht Club calendar here.