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/
- Jim Curtin