Cork club to host international yacht event
The world’s oldest yacht club has been selected to host a prestigious international forum at its headquarters in Cork next year.
Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) has been selected to host the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) World Forum in Crosshaven in September 2019.
The ICOYC World Forum is a unique opportunity to engage in discussion with fellow representatives from the world’s leading yacht clubs on areas of interest to clubs and the sport and to share experiences to the mutual benefit of all in attendance.
The announcement was made by ICOYC president Andy Anderson at the closing ceremony of this year’s forum at St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco.
Colin Morehead, vice-admiral of RCYC and chairman of the Royal Cork’s Tricentenary celebrations in 2020, said it was an honour for the flag officers and members of the Royal Cork Yacht Club to be chosen to host the ICOYC World Forum in 2019.
“Cork Harbour has been home to the world’s oldest yacht club since its founding in 1720 and has been welcoming sailors from across the globe throughout that time. Be assured all intending to travel will receive an especially warm welcome as the harbour and its communities are busy preparing to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Cork in 2020,” he said.
RCYC general manager Gavin Deane said the club is delighted to have been chosen to host this prestigious forum and looks forward to welcoming fellow council members from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the US, Hong Kong, and from many countries around Europe.
“Many of the attendees will stay on after the four-day conference and visit the tourist attractions around Cork City and county and beyond.”
Colin Morehead, vice-admiral, Royal Cork YC; Andy Anderson, ICOYC president; and Gavin Deane, general manager, Royal Cork YC.