Cove Sailing Club will finally have a home and Cobh will get a marina. Commodore of Cove Sailing Club Adrian Tyler announced that at a meeting of Cove Sailing Club members it was unanimously passed to go ahead with a 74 berth marina at Whitepoint, Cobh. It will be built in two phases. The first phase is for thirty berths and this is expected to be operational by early in 2015.
Rear Commodore Derry Allister said that the works will begin immediately. The funding for this community marina is made up of SECAD funding of €125,000 a grant from Cork County Council of €200,000 and club members have sponsored the remaining €300,000 for the project.
President of Cobh & Harbour Chamber Brian Curtis said this marina was a welcome boost to tourism in Cobh this news on the back of Cobh retaining its silver medal position in the tidy towns competition ends a great week for Cobh and gives all the community a boost for next year’s tourist season.
Brian Curtis stated that the marina will allow more tourists to visit Cobh and they will at last have a marina to tie their boats up. Without the assistance of our four newly elected councillors working together at Cork County hall with the marina committee this great news would not be possible today.
The marina group also acknowledged the assistance of Mr Louis Duffy of Cork county council in guiding them through the storms of financing the marina.
If you are interested in a berth and want to know more?
We will be holding a meeting for potential berth holders shortly and details will be posted on our website. If you are interested in a berth please email Cove Sailing Club at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know a few brief details including the type and size boat you may want a berth for.