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Sailing / Rowing

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

Last Sunday, July 27th, rowers and supporters of the GalleyFlash were up bright and early to make the journey to Passage West for the Cork County Finals. Changeable weather and unsettled seas combined to pose a tough challenge for those competing on the day. With the club not competing in the first race of the day, this offered rowers an opportunity to view the course before taking to the water.

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club notes

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club continue to accumulate silverware at Cork County Coastal Rowing Final 2014 Kilmacsimon crews and supporters travelled east to Passage for the first time in almost 20 years last Sunday July 27th to compete in the 2014 Cork County Coastal Rowing Final, the largest coastal rowing event outside of the All Irelands, hence the earlier 9am start.

Women on the Water event in Baltimore in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research

Megan and Celina Ryder from Limerick with Amelia Green from London and Alex Nash from Baltimore Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water WOW– a fun event for all types of sailing craft on Tuesday 12th August at Baltimore Sailing Club in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. Sponsorship cards & registration at the Baltimore clubhouse. www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie Pic: Gerard McCarthy

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club continue to accumulate Championship silverware

The attractive village of Castletownshend and Castlehaven Harbour was the setting on yet another balmy summer’s afternoon on Sunday last July 20th, for the third round of the SWCYRA 2014 Championship where Kilmacsimon crews again fared very well on the day, winning 7 races, finishing second in 6 and coming in third in 2 races – a considerable achievement out of a total of 18 race categories.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

The third round of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship was held on Sunday last, July 20th in Castletownshend. With the County Final merely a week away and with several qualification places still up for grabs, rowers of the GalleyFlash produced some great displays of skill and endurance in sweltering conditions.

Irish Dragon National Championship 2014 in Kinsale a big success

THE 2014 Dragon Class Irish National Championship was held in Kinsale between June 26th and 29th. The entry was an impressive 21 boats and the race organisers were particularly delighted to welcome 9 boats from the UK.   Racing began on Thursday 26th June in both glorious sunshine and torrential downpours. The wind was shifty and problematic but 2 races were completed with IRL216 Chimaera ( Craig, Mathews & Pettitt)

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

The rowers of the GalleyFlash Rowing Club got their South West championship campaign underway last Sunday, June 29th in Baltimore. With a number of championship debutantes in their midst, the club had a hugely successful day at such an early stage in the season. The rowers on the day representing the Galley were as follows: U12 Ladies (2nd) Áine O’Brien, Aibhin Ruddy, Lucy Quirke, Ciara O’Driscoll & Danny Hayes (Cox)