Update January 9th
Due to website development and maintenance issues, the 2020 Glandore Classic Regatta registration will now open on Monday, January 20th. We will also be posting the Classic Regatta NOR.
Don’t forget there is a 20% discount for early racing entries!
Preparations are well in hand and we are delighted with the expressions of interest shown so far. The 2020 Glandore Classic Regatta will be the best yet!
West Cork will be the place to be in July 2020 for all Classic Boat enthusiasts, and for anyone who enjoys sailing or watching sailing, in some of the most beautiful venues in the world.
Recognising that there will be an unprecedented ‘Gathering’ of extraordinary boats in Cork to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Glandore Classic Regatta is being scheduled so that classic boats can participate in both events, and then go on to the Cowes Classic Regatta.
There will be several weeks of exciting events for all kinds of boats in Cork Harbour, centering around a great ‘Gathering’ on 12th July. The Beaufort Cup will see naval vessels from several countries compete for honours. Flotillas of cruisers are coming from UK, USA and Europe. And a Power Boat race from Cork to Bantry will see some of the most powerful racing boats reach speeds in excess of 100 knots. Classic boat racing will be organized in Cork Harbour 13-15 July, and then boats will either road trail to Glandore, or cruise in company along the Wild Atlantic Way, calling in to Kinsale enroute to Glandore.
Once in Glandore there will be a Parade of Sail in the harbour on Sunday 19th July, providing spectators on Glandore Terrace with a rare bird’s eye view of these elegant craft in one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings.
Four days of Harbour and Bay racing will follow, but time will be allotted for fun events as well, like the ‘cruise-in-company’ to Castletownshend, with lunch in the famous Mary Anne’s Bar. We are already seeing very high levels of interest from some lovely international classic boats including Mariette and Eleonora. Some of the boats we hope to see here are the Dublin Bay 24’s, the Menai Strait Fife’s, the Cork Harbour One Designs, the Ette’s, the AK Ilen, and of course large fleets of Squibs and Dragons. In addition, a wide range of classic workboats and dayboats are expected, and several sail-training boats have shown interest in attending.