Cork Model Yacht Club – 12/06/18

Cork Model Yacht Club is based at the Lough in the heart of Cork City since its foundation in 1938.  The club meets on Sundays, between 11.00 and 13.00, when around twelve yachts participate in various races.  Six races are held with the course selected based on the direction of the wind.  Results are then tabulated on a league basis.

The yachts are powered by wind only and there are no impellors, so if a yacht is taken off course, a dingey is brought out and someone has to collect it.  The yachts might look small but they average about 5.5 feet tall on a work stand and cost several thousands of Euro depending on the model. They are all based on a single design. It is a well-established club and is authorised by Cork City Council to use the Lough. A nice bunch of lads who love to talk about yachts, of the real and model varieties. See www..facebook.com/corkmodelyachtclub for more.

Click here to see some images from one of their meets.

- Jim Curtin

 

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Night Kayak Fundraiser – 20/04/2018

A night kayak event was organised in Whitegate, Co. Cork to raise funds to send a very seriously ill local teenager, Aaron McMahon, to the U.S.A to receive medical treatment.

The people of East Cork and from further afield turned out to support Aaron on the evening of 20th April. There was a great atmosphere on the pier and in the water as young and old took to the water in all types of crafts.

As the sunset approached and as the water began to fill with happy paddlers it was evident that the people of East Cork are determined to send this young lad to the States. Well done one and all.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the shoot.

- Eileen Upton

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Ballindenisk Cup Polo Tournament – 26/27 May 2018

Ballindenisk Polo Club held their first tournament of the year on 26th and 27th May
and the East Cork Camera Group were delighted to be present to capture the
action.

Six teams took part: Rits, Curraghmore, Rocklow, Valley Farm, Bunclody
and Ballindenisk. The weather on Saturday was absolutely perfect allowing the first
round of games to get off to a terrific start. As the teams jostled each other for
possession, it gave us quite a challenge to keep up, such was the speed of play.
Despite heavy rain on Saturday night, play started at 12 pm on Sunday. The pitch
held up well but needed the help of supporters to thread the field between games as
the ponies tore up patches of grass as they galloped up and down the field.

The final came down to Curraghmore and Bunclody but, in the end, Curraghmore were
decisive winners, taking the Ballindenisk Cup home to Waterford for 2018.

A thoroughly enjoyable weekend of sport was had by all present and the East Cork
Camera Group are looking forward already to the next Polo Tournament to be held
at this fantastic venue.

See a gallery of images from the shoot here. Enjoy!

 - Eileen Upton

 

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