CSC launch night

Last night saw members young and old gather at The Quays Bar for Cove Sailing Clubs 2016 Season Launch.

Many thanks to Noel and the staff for making the launch special and members new and old got treated to an evening of fun and information.

Eddie English stepped up to the plate and once and for all put to bed the arguments regarding the number of Cork Harbour One Designs built, with an outstanding talk on these fantastic vessels which form a huge piece of maritime history for our harbour, all this was accompanied by a marvelous slide show. He is also looking for photos of the One Designs and Rankins should any members be able to assist.

Also on the night we were treated to a slide show presented by photographer Bob Bateman, who needs no introduction. His prints of racing boats must adorn many people’s homes and if you check out the Bateman Gallery you will more than likely find your boat!!

Many thanks to Bob for attending especially as his wife Claire is in hospital,and we send her our regards. Get well soon!!

There was also a number of visitors who attended from the mainland from Crosshaven and Monkstown and it was great to see a full pontoon at the Quays so early in the year and they all behaved themselves impeccably. Thanks to all for making the effort, it was much appreciated.

A big thank you to all who attended both juniors and seniors it made for a brilliant launch night and remember that a club is nothing without its members!!