Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta 2013 this weekend


Cobh Trad Sail regatta will be held on the waters of Cork Harbour this weekend – June 28th until 30th. The event is run in association with the Cove Sailing Club, Commodore Derry Allister and the Naval Service Yacht Squadron, Squadron Captain, Commander Willie Roberts NS. A programme of events to encompass all boat lovers – from those who simply want to watch from the shore, to the most dedicated of boat owners is on offer.

The activities on the water will be co-ordinated by Sailing Master Commander E P Ryan Ns (retd.) and will cater for all types of craft depending on prevailing conditions each day. With the beautiful backdrop of the town of Cobh in the sheltered waters of Cork harbour the annual event promises to build on the spectacular showpiece that it has become. It is an event with a varied and interesting programme that can be enjoyed by all.

The opening reception will be held in the Sirius Art centre, which from 1856 to 1965 was the home of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The RCYC was formed from the Munster Yacht Club and the “Water Club” of Haulbowline (1720), the first such yacht club in the world.

The locality has such a strong maritime tradition, activities such as the Titanic Trail walk, given by Dr Michael Martin, a visit to the national park of Spike Island, a prison for the transportation of prisoners to the colonies for many years, the Heritage Centre which provides a historical tour of the story of emigration from Ireland and the National Maritime College of Ireland which has a state of the art bridge and engine simulation centre, will provide all sailors with experiences that they rarely have time for. Indeed, with such a packed programme, it will be difficult to fit in the traditional glass of orange.

2013 has been designated the year of the “Gathering”. The Regatta has been designated a Gathering Ireland 2013 event  with boats from France, England and Ireland. The schooners Irene, Soteria and Ruth will be present.

Programme (further details on

28th – 30th JUNE 2013

90 Meters of Pontoon Berthing (No Cost to Participants in the Regatta)

Sole Access to Quays Bar & Restaurant

Secure Overnight Berthing Available

Secure Access to the Pontoon Berthing


Friday 28th June:

All Day – Registering of Boats on the Pontoon

14.00 –  Visit to Spike Island National Park

20.00 –  Official Opening at the Sirius Centre

20.30 –  Welcome Barbecue and Traditional music entertainment

Saturday 29th June:

10.00 –  Breakfast as required at the Quays bar & Restaurant.

11.00 –  Titanic Trail Tour conducted by Dr. Michael Martin.

12.00 –  White Sail Fleet

14.00 –  Start of Fun Racing

Rankin Traditional Boat Race & Cork Harbour One Designs

Traditional Boat Classes & White Sail Fleet

17.00 –  Wash Up and photo Exhibition of the days sailing events

17.30 – 19.00      Tour of Visiting Vessels

20.00     Sea Shanties & Traditional music entertainment

Sunday 30th June:

10.00 –  Breakfast as required at the Quays bar & Restaurant.

11.00 –  Sea Shanty Workshop

13.00 –  Skippers Briefing

13.30 –  Blessing of the Fleet

14.00 –  Parade of Sail

16.00 –  Traditional Music Session with BBQ

16.30 – 18.00      Tour of Visiting Vessels

18.00 –  Presentation of Prizes


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