Update May 15th
GHYC regrets to advise that due to the Covid-19 virus, we are unable to hold the JPF 2020 Glandore Classic Regatta. We are still considering whether to hold an event in 2021, or reschedule it for 2022 when we could still partner with the Cork 300 event.
Meanwhile we would like to thank everyone who was ready to support the Regatta, and we hope we can count on your continued support in future.
Update March 31st
Covid-19: Message from the Commodore
A Covid-19 meeting of the committee was convened on Monday, March 30th by teleconference to review GHYC measures and update members and course attendees accordingly.
The committee is very mindful of our responsibility to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff, members and general public. The committee will follow the requirements and guidance of the Government, HSE and the Irish Sailing Association of which we are a member.
At present, there is no certainty on how long particular measures and guidance will remain in place or to what new measures may be required and over what timeframe. With that in mind, the strategy of the committee is to continue planning for our various courses, events and sailing taking place until such time as a cancellation or postponement is required. The committee will endeavour to do this in a timely way so that our members can act and plan accordingly.
GHYC is fully committed to the exciting JPF 2020 Glandore Classic Regatta schedule of events and is continuing to plan for them. A decision on cancellation/postponement will be made in the first week of May.
To see the full text of the Commodore’s message in relation to the current situation, click this link: Covid-19 Update March 31st
Update March 22nd
Covid-19: Message from Glandore Harbour Yacht Club
The GHYC committee is very mindful of our responsibility to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff, members, guests and general public. We will follow the requirements and guidance of the Government, HSE and the Irish Sailing Authority of which we are a member.
IRISH SAILING ADVISES THAT ALL ORGANISED SAILING ACTIVITY SHOULD CEASE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND WILL BE REVIEWED ON 29TH MARCH. The ISA will continue to monitor Government announcements and update their advice accordingly.
At present there is no certainty on how long particular measures and guidance will remain in place or to what new measures may be required and over what time frame. With that in mind our strategy is to plan for our various courses, sailing, and events, including the JPF 2020 Glandore Classic Regatta until such time as a cancellation or postponement is required. The committee will endeavour to do this in a timely way so that our members and guests can act and plan accordingly.
Regatta entry Fees: If the club has to cancel a course/event then a 100% refund will be made to the course applicant. If an applicant cancels a course/event then the club makes a 75% refund under the Club’s Terms and Conditions. We would ask those who had intended to enter the Classic Regatta to continue to do so in the normal way – this enables the club to plan the event and support it appropriately.
We want to reassure you that we will continue to closely monitor the situation and to review the plans for these events in line with updated health advice and guidance. We will at all times act in the best interests of public health and safety in an effort to play our part in the global efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
To see the full text of the Commodore’s message in relation to the current situation, click this link: https://glandoreyc.com/covid-19/
Update January 20th
We are pleased to announce that online entry to the JPF 2020 Glandore Classic Regatta is now open. Please click Entry Form & Race Documents where you will find the Notice of Regatta, Online Entry and Online Payment. There is a 20% discount on race fees available until the end of April. Early entries help us to ensure that you have a great regatta.
We look forward to seeing you in Glandore.
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.