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 The Yacht Harbour Association with contribution from the RYA. With 23 years experience of Gold Anchor standards, this is a point of reference for all boat owners to make an informed decision on where to berth.

We are delighted to have been awarded this impressive title prior to Cork Week 2012 so as all our competitors can enjoy a top level of facilities and services.

For more information about the Gold Anchor Scheme, visit The Yacht Harbour Association’s website,