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With less than four months to go,competitors are relishing the thought of returning to Crosshaven for Cork Week in July. The Royal Cork, is getting ready for the big event and the club is in great shape, as Cork Week Chairman, Pat Lyons explains:

“The club and our marina are in excellent condition and this was confirmed in February by the award of a 5 Gold Anchor Marina by The Yacht Harbour Association in conjunction with the RYA. The Royal Cork is the first Yacht Club in Ireland to be awarded this prestigious title and it is a fine assessment of the fantastic efforts of all the staff. We are delighted to have been awarded this impressive title prior to …

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Royal Cork Lands Major Award

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Royal Cork Yacht Club has been awarded the title of a 5 Gold Anchor marina as well as an ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) Clean Marina.

The Royal Cork becomes the first Yacht Club in Ireland to be awarded this prestigious title. Ratings range from one to five gold anchors and for the Royal Cork to attain the maximum number of anchors on its first assessment is a fantastic achievement by all of the Club staff involved.

The Gold Anchor award scheme is a voluntary assessment programme focused on customer service and providing Quality Assured Berthing for any boat owner. The scheme is designed for the marina consumer by …

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PRESS RELEASE: International cast bound for Cork Week


It only happens every other year and this July the Royal Cork Yacht Club will host Ireland’s most prestigious regatta. Cork Week has always attracted an international fleet and the 2012 edition of the race is no exception.

From Cape Town, South Africa Mike Bartholomew will be racing at Cork Week with his Mills 40, Tokoloshe. The sleek blue hull has been tremendously successful and was in fine form last year, winning the prestigious Britannia Cup at Cowes week. A previous winner of at the Scottish Series and RORC Easter Challenge, Tokoloshe has a fine racing pedigree and represented South Africa in the 2010 Rolex Commodores’ Cup.

Mike Bartholomew explains why he is returning to Cork Week having missed the …

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