Racing

Current Program of Sailing Events offered by Cove SC (See current Racing Schedule for more details)

Titanic Trophy Race

Titanic Trophy

Cruiser/racers. Annual race and usually the first trophy race of the season. Beautiful bronze replica of Titanic donated to the Club by Vincent Keaney is presented to the winner of this “All-in Echo” event for Cruiser/racers.

May League

Cruiser/racers. Sunday afternoon racing marks the start of CSC season. Class 2, 3 and whites. Incorporates the Marlogue Trophy race (all in IRC/Echo).

Friday Night League

Cruiser/racers. Whites and Kites racing in and around Cork Harbour. Runs throughout May-August.

The Jim Hennessy Midweek Dinghy League

Dinghies – Wednesday evenings throughout June-August. Mixed dinghy fleet. Provides an introduction to racing aimed at Club Juniors so they can gain confidence in competitive environment and develop their racing skills.

The Mary English Weekend Dinghy League

Dinghies – Sundays through June to August. Mixed dinghy fleet and incorporates the named dinghy races below to give an overall league result.

Rankin (R7) at the Cobh People’s Regatta (2013)

Cove at Home

Dinghies and cruiser/racers weekend action.

Cobh Peoples Regatta

Dinghies and Cruiser/racers. One of Europe’s oldest regattas. Sailing, together with other water based activities form the major part of this annual Cobh festival. Class 1,2,3,4/traditional & Whites.

East Ferry Cup

Dinghies (all classes). Annual race from Cobh to East Ferry.

Ballinacurra Cup

Dinghies (all classes). Annual race from Cobh around the cans finish in Ballinacurra.

Brooklands Cup

Dinghies (all classes). Annual race in Cork Harbour.

Lusitania Coastal Race

Cruiser/racers. All in IRC/ECHO and Whitesail. New annual race introduced this year to meet the growing demand (and abilities) of our members for a longer, more challenging coastal race.

September League

Cruiser/racers. All classes. Incorporates the Cobh/Blackrock race which is one of the oldest yacht races still run each year and was named as a City of Culture Event during 2005 when Cork held the title as European City of Culture.

In addition to a comprehensive Racing Program, the club runs a Sailing School on Saturdays for Junior Club members (see Junior section). The club holds regular social events for our members from popular monthly prize giving events and quiz nights through to talks and safety demonstrations from RNLI etc. In November the Club hosts the well attended Laying Up Supper – a dinner dance to mark the end of the sailing calendar.

Cobh as seen from the water after the Blackrock Race

 

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