505 World Championships 2022 - Royal Cork Yacht Club Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland
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About The Royal Cork Yacht Club • The Royal Cork Yacht Club is situated in the town of Crosshaven which lies at the entrance to Cork Harbour, one of the worlds largest natural harbours in Ireland • The ‘RCYC’ is the oldest yacht club in the world, dating back to 1720. Today, the RCYC continues to be a hub of activity across all forms of sailing including dinghy racing, keelboat racing and cruising. In 2020, the RCYC was named Irish Yacht Club of the year • The RCYC has a strong history and record when it comes to hosting dinghy events having previously hosted the Enterprise Worlds, 505 Worlds, Laser Standard & Masters Worlds and in 2021 we will host the Topper Worlds along with many other prestigious keelboat events such as Cork Week and ISAF match racing events • This is a club run by the sailors, for the sailors • www.royalcork.com
About The Royal Cork Yacht Club • The Royal Cork Yacht club is situated in the town of Crosshaven which lies at the entrance to Cork Harbour, one of the worlds largest natural harbours • The club is the oldest yacht club in the world dating back to 1720 and today continues to be a hub of activity across all forms of sailing including dinghy racing, keelboat racing and cruising. In 2020, the ‘RCYC’ was named Irish Yacht Club of the year • The RCYC has a strong history and record when it comes to hosting dinghy events having previously hosted the Enterprise Worlds, 505 Worlds, Laser Standard & Masters Worlds and in 2021 we will host the Topper Worlds • This is a club run by the sailors, for the sailors
Cork300 • 2020 was a special year for the club as we celebrate our Tricentenary • To mark the occasion we had a series of events lined up including the biannual and world famous Volvo Cork Week, the Optimist Nationals, the Laser Nationals, and the All Ireland Sailing Championships • Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact on the hosting of these events so we are extending our celebrations into 2021 and 2022
The Provisional Schedule – August 2022 Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd August 2022 Registration & Measurement Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th Pre Worlds Sunday 7th Registration, Measurement & Opening Ceremony Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th Worlds Racing Thursday 11th Spare Day Friday 12th Worlds Racing Saturday 13th Worlds Racing, Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony
Experience Hosting Events The RCYC has a wealth of experience in hosting largescale events- • Cork Week is held bi-annually, this is a world famous keelboat regatta. In 2020 entries were expected to hit 300 before cancellation and in the 2000’s regularly reached 500+ • Previous hosts to the Enterprise Worlds, Mirror Europeans, Laser Standard and Master Worlds and in 2021 will host the Topper Worlds • 3 time host of the 505 Worlds, this will be the 4th • In 2019 we hosted the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals consisting of Toppers, Oppies, Lasers and 420’s with 200 boats competing • ISAF Nations Cup and ISAF Womens Match Racing Worlds • Cork DinghyFest is held bi-annually, this is a consolidation of various regional and national championships for adult dinghy fleets and entries are generally between 100 – 150 boats • In 2020 we held the Optimist Nationals (150 boats) • We do this through a combination of great facilities, great people and a great location
Facilities – Space is one of our greatest assets 9 10 5 8 6 7 4 3 1 2 11 1 – Container storage 6 – Event office, trackers & changing rooms 11 – Parking & camping 2 – Car, trailer and campervans 7 – Media or Jury Room 3 – Boat park 8 – Sr. changing rooms Virtual Tour 4 or 7 – Event marquee 9 – Club dining room (100+) 5 – Slipways 10 – Club bar + jury rooms
Race Area • The racing will take place outside of Cork Harbour as all major championships do, this ensures we have deep water and an onshore breeze (prevailing wind direction being South Westerly) • The proposed race courses lie within 3nm of the RCYC • Tides will be favourable or slack for transit from club to racecourse and back • Tides on the racecourse are relatively slack with a mean 0.5 knots Race Area • Anchorage for committee vessels is sound and proven • The racecourse is out of the main shipping channels. We always liaise with the Port of Cork to ensure maximum safety in relation to commercial traffic
Race Area(s) • The racing will take place outside of Cork Harbour as all major championships do, this ensures we have deep water and an onshore breeze (prevailing wind direction is South Westerly) • The proposed race courses lie within 3nm of the RCYC • Tides will be favourable or slack for transit from club to racecourse • Tides on the racecourse are relatively slack with a 1 mean 0.5 knots 2 • Anchorage for committee vessels is sound and proven Race • The racecourse is out of the main shipping channels. We always liaise with the Port of Cork to Area ensure maximum safety in relation to commercial traffic
Conditions Average Wind Speed: 10 knots + regular sea breezes – expect any and all conditions Average Wind Direction: WSW Average Air Temperature: 18 degrees Average Water Temperature: 16 degrees Sunrise August 1st 2022: 05:56 Sunset August 1st 2022: 21:24
Sustainability The RCYC is passionate about the environment. We have a sustainability committee in place who continually develop and monitor our guidelines for activities ashore and on the water. Our detailed policy is strictly adhered to, for further info please see our website or visit the club to see it in action- https://www.royalcork.com/environmental-policy/
Access Airports • Cork Airport services many European destinations and is only a 15 minute drive from the RCYC www.corkairport.com • Dublin Airport services many Worldwide destinations and is only a 3 hour drive from the RCYC www.dublinairport.com Ferry Ports • Brittany Ferries have a weekly service from Roscoff, France to Ringaskiddy in Cork, a 15 minute drive from the RCYC www.brittanyferries.ie • Stena and Irish Ferries run daily services mainland UK to Rosslare, a 2 hour 30 minute drive from the RCYC • Ferry discounts via Irish Ferries will be available closer to the event Container Traffic • The Port of Cork is 15 minutes from the RCYC and is an International shipping hub. We have strong connections with the club and our outgoing Admiral is a retired Harbour Master which will ensure smooth transit of containers
Accommodation There are many options when planning your trip to Crosshaven, these include: •Hotels •Houses and B&B’s •AirBnB •Motor Homes (on site) •Camping (on site) Full details of all accommodation including hosting opportunities in members’ homes and campervan & camping enquiry forms are here The local areas of Carrigaline, Monkstown, Douglas, Kinsale and Cork City also offer plenty of accommodation and are within close drive of Crosshaven with little to no traffic to consider in August.
Enjoying Your Stay We hope sailors and families will take the opportunity to explore Cork and its surrounds and may even extend their stay. Apart from all Crosshaven has to offer, there are an abundance of attractions available for day trips, a full selection of these activities is available here.
Chandlery & Sailmaking Services • CH Marine is a leading Irish chandlery and Cork based. They provide a wide range of clothing and hardware and can provide an event trailer if needed • www.chmarine.com • We have two sail repair services in the locality, UK McWilliam and North Sails who can provide a drop and collect service direct from the club. We also have reps from Quantum and Doyle’s within the club. • http://www.marshallmarine.ie/northsails.htm • http://uksailmakers.ie/
Thank You & We hope to see you in Cork soon!
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