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Club Sailing Calendar                                                                 (Posted 10Apr15)

The club dinghy and cruiser calendar for 2015 is now online at the top of this page. 

Cruiser Calendar                                                                          (Posted16Feb15)

The cruiser calendar for 2015 is now online.

RS Demo day at RCYC                                                                 (Posted 16Feb15)

Hi All

We will be hosting a Demo Day at RCYC on Tuesday 7th April (1100 - 1600). I will have two RS Aero’s with all three sizes of rigs available (5,7 & 9) and we will also have an RS200. There will be special offers on the day for those attending.

I will be at RCYC Monday after noon and during the ISA event from Wednesday until Friday. So if you know of someone who can’t make it we can possibly arrange a sail on another day.

Many thanks

Brian Spence

McCready Sailboats Ltd

2015 Sailing course                                                                   (Posted 05Feb15)

The sailing course details can now be found at the top of the web page

2015 Application                                                                         (Posted 15Jan15)

The link to the 2015 application form can be found at the top of this page. The discount applies if membership is paid before 31st January.

Christmas Races                                                                         (Posted 21Dec14)

Hi all,
Sandy Rimmington here I'm the new sailing secretary. I like to thank Ciaran for his amazing work over the last few years and bemoan the fact he has left me such big boots to fill.
I know that this time of year with the season that's coming upon us and the weather patterns being thrown our way boats are near the bottom of your list. However i just wanted to check in with everyone and let you know that there are still activities planned over the Christmas period.
On Stephens day to shake off the turkey and minced pies I'm proposing an action packed day.
Firstly is the annual Christmas race with an all in start. Provisional FG is 1125.
Secondly there is a fun raft race to raise funds for Breath Hope For Roisin. Roisin is the daughter of our very active member Brendan O Callaghan. Roisin has Cystic Fibrosis and has recently been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension and needed to raise £55,000 for stem cell treatment. I'm delighted to say that amount has been raised and all money thereafter is for continued treatment to help Roisin in her fight.
The raft teams should be between 3 and 5 people with no pre-manufacture hulls (you can't tie two lasers together). Most of all its to have fun and raise much needed funds.
Entry will be 20 euro per person.
After all this action the club will be open for hot showers, drinks and a few Christmas leftovers.
Anybody interested in either or both of these please contact me so i can finalise plans for rescue, etc.
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas!
Thanking you,

Sandy Rimmington
MBSC Sailing Secretary
087 9034687

2015 Membership now due                                                       (Posted 21Dec14)

The membership form for 2015 in now available online at the top of this page.

Parker 505 for sale - no. 8072                                                    (Posted 01Nov14)

See the for sale page for more details.

Halloween Disco                                                                        (Posted 17Oct14)

The Junior Halloween disco will take place in the club on Friday 31st October at 8pm. Click here for more details

MBSC Cruisers                                                                            (Posted 03Oct14)

Our Cruiser class Laying Up Supper will be held on Friday17th of October. This event has been a very successful way of winding down the cruiser calendar over the last few years. The cost of the meal will be kept the same as last year at €15. Please let me know how many places you will require ASAP as places will be limited to 40. Bookings and payment can be made by contacting myself or Alan before Friday 10th October.

October League                                                                          (Posted 03Oct14)

The entry form and notice of race can be found online here.

September League Final Results                                                (Posted 01Oct14)

Hi to all,

Please see the results of our September League here- congratulations to Brian Jones and Gary Frost for a win by a very tight margin on John Moynihan, when it comes to count back you know it must have been fun on the water!

I would like to thank those of you that have come forward and offered your assistance for our upcoming Primeline October League, I will be in touch on Thursday to confirm duties and dates, anyone else feeling generous with your time please make contact tomorrow so I can finalise the rota for the month - experienced boat drivers and crew gladly accepted.
FG on Saturday is 14:00 so get on the water early to avoid disappointment.

See you Saturday,

Ciaran Mc Sweeney
MBSC Sailing Secretary

September League Results                                                        (Posted 21Sept14)

The provisional results for the September league Class 1 and Oppie fleets are now online here.    Oppies (Bronze)   Oppies (Copper)     Class 1 

Jacko Creenan Cup Winner                                                      (Posted 21Sept14)

Congratulations to Tom Cussen on wing the Jacko Creenan Cup yesterday.

Ballinacurra Cup in MBSC hands                                              (Posted 21Sept14)

Congradulations to Ronan Kennelly winning the Ballinacurra Cup in his Laser 192703.

Laying Up Supper                                                                      (Posted 16Sept14)

In order to provide as much notice as possible so that arrangements can be made we would like to confirm that this years laying up supper will be held on November the 7th in Cork Constitution. 
Full details will follow in due course but this email should help some to plan ahead.

Thanking you,
Ciaran Mc Sweeney
MBSC Sailing Secretary

Cruisers: Goldie Cronin Trophy                                                 (Posted 15Sept14)

Congratulations to Don Teegan and crew on winning the Goldie Cronin Alta to starboard trophy.

MBSC Sailor of the Year                                                           (Posted 15Sept14)

With more than 3 months left in 2014 we can still announce The MBSC Sailor of the year.

ALEX BARRY has flown the  MBSC Flag at major events and has achieved results that have never been even approached by any of our sailors in the history of the Club.

505 British national - 3rd (behind 2 former World Champions)
- Easterns 2nd.
- Westerns 1st.
- Southerns 1st
and National Championships - WINNER

He also finished a very creditable 3rd in the Irish Helmsmans championships.

A fantastic set of achievements - Well done Alex

RS400 News                                                                              (Posted 15Sept14)

Congratulations to Alex Barry and Richie Leonard on winning the RS 400 Southerns at Royal Cork Yacht Club. (Photos here)


British & Irish National 18 Champions 2014                               (Posted 05Sept14)


July/August League Results                                                       (Posted 28Aug14)

The July league results are now available online for Class1, Class 2 and the oppies.  The class 1 August league results are also onlien with the Class 2 results to follow shortly.

Oppie National Championships 2014                                         (Posted 19Aug14)

Congrats to our MBSC oppie sailors who performed very well at the National championship. Julia and Daniel McCarthy. Doireann Kelly. Harry and Simon Pritchard. Sally McCarthy. Richard McSweeney. Alison and Emily Crotty. Kate Horgan and Patrick Bruen. Well done to you all.


RS Western Championships 2014                                               (Posted 23July14)

Congratulations to Alex Barry and Ritchie Leonard who led from the start to Win the RS400 western Championships. Sandy Rimmington and Richy Harrington were joint second over night and finished up 4th overall after a black flag in the last race. There is a good  article and results on Afloat online.

July league Results for Class1/2 & Oppies                                  (Posted 23July14)

Hi all. The July league results for Thursday night 17th are now online..    Class 1          Class 2      Oppies

July league Results for Class1/2 & Oppies                                  (Posted 09July14)

Hi all. The July league results for Tuesday night are now online..    Class 1          Class 2      Oppies

At Home Results for Class1/2                                                       (Posted 09July14)

Hi all. The July league results for Thursday night are now online..    Class 1          Class 2  

July league Results for Class1/2 & Oppies                                  (Posted 05July14)

Hi all. The July league results for Thursday night are now online..    Class 1          Class 2      Oppies

June league Final Results for Class1/2                                       (Posted 04July14)

Hi all. The final June league results are now online.    Class 1          Class 2

Roster for July                                                                             (Posted 03July14)

Hi all. The July roster is now online. Please make every effort to play your part in supporting race activities. However if you can't make your rostered date can you please organise cover and notify the race committee of the change.    Roster

July league Results for Class1/2 & Oppies                                  (Posted 02July14)

Hi all. The July league results are now online..    Class 1          Class 2      Oppies

June league Results for Class1/2                                               (Posted 29June14)

Hi all. The provisional June league results are now online.    Class 1          Class 2

June league Results for Class1/2                                               (Posted 19June14)

Hi all. The June league results are now fully up to date for tonights races (19th) online. Well done to Ronan Kennelly and Paul O'Sullivan who both managed to take the bullet in tonights race  in what must have been a battle to the death.    Class 1          Class 2

June league Results for Class1/2                                               (Posted 12June14)

Hi all. The June league results are now online.    Class 1          Class 2

May league Results for Class1/2                                               (Posted 02June14)

Hi all. The May league results are now online.    Class 1          Class 2

National 18 April league                                                           (Posted 08May14)

Hi all. The April league results will be posted onlne soon.

2014 events calendar                                                                (Posted 06Apr14)

The 2014 calendar is now available online.  So its time to start planning your sailing season.

MBSC Open Day for parents and children UPDATE                 (Posted 25Mar14)

Dear Parents,
As some of you might already be aware MBSC is hosting an Open Day next Saturday 29th March from 11am-4pm.  We would love to see as many of our Oppie sailors on the water as possible. The aim of this day is to raise awareness of our club to non sailors so if you have friends who haven't tried out sailing before and might be interested, please invite them to come along and give it a try. We will have all types of boats there from Oppies, to Fevas, Lasers, National 18, and 1720.  Its not just for the kids, adults can get on the water too.  If you have spare life jackets (with your name on them)bring them along with you too.
We are also reminding anyone who hasn't yet signed up for the Summer sailing course and you know you will be participating to please sign up ASAP so we have our numbers to finalise the number of instructors that we need.  We will have membership and sailing course forms available next Saturday if you need them.
 Please contact John Crotty at or Jane Hughes at if you have any queries.
Many Thanks 

Ruth McSweeney

MBSC Optimist Open Sessions                                                   (Posted 25Mar14)

Dear All,
Now that spring hopefully  is here and all those Winter storms are behind us it’s time once again to get the wet gear and boats ready for a new season ahead for our Oppie Fleet in Monkstown Bay.

The next group of MBSC optimist open sessions are re-commencing on Sunday 13th April and shall run for a duration of 8 weeks (excluding Easter Sunday & May and June b/hol w/ends) until June 22nd. 1030 am on the Sandquay in Monkstown.
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MBSC Open Day for parents and children                                 (Posted 04Mar14)

Junior Training Courses 2014 (June/July). Summer Sailing Camp for Boys & Girls Aged 7yrs Upwards.

MBSC will be holding an Open Day for parents and children on the 29th of March 2014 from 11am to 4pm followed by Barbeque.  All Welcome.

We will take your children sailing on this day.  Please contact Jane to make arrangements for times, clothing required etc. We can also take the parents for a spin on the same day if they would like to have a go. 

Any further information needed contact Jane Hughes 0872118270 or email

PY500 Race                                                                               (Posted 22Feb14)

The race will be run conjunction with the RCYC, with Prize money of €500 for the race winner.
It will be an all in dinghy race within the River at Crosshaven and involve a number of laps of the river with a defined all in start and a finish off the Marina. The number of Laps will be at the discretion of the race office.
Entries are open to all. The Handicap bands runs from a Mirror dinghy to a 49er so that should satisfy the spread of fit, keen, able and enthusiastic dinghy sailors.

Flyer        Notice of Race

2014 I.S.A. Junior Training Courses                                          (Posted24Jan14)

The date of the sailing course is Monday 23th June 2014 to Friday 11th July (Minimum age 10 years at start of course).  This year MBSC continues the ISA Cara Na Mara sailing programme for 7-10 year olds. This course is for one week only and will commence on Monday 30 June and end on Friday 4th July. Click to open the application form



2 Weeks

30th June to 11th July




Level 4 -  GO RACING 1


3 Weeks

23th June to 11th July


Cara Na Mara –Otters

1 Week

30th June to 4th July


A Discount of €25.00 will be given for the 2nd and subsequent child.

Cobh Trad Sail Maritime Lecture Series 2014                             (Posted 03Jan14)

Lecture 1  Pirates of Cork Harbour 1600 to 1800 ad  13th Feb  by Max Mc Carthy Lecture 2  Sailing on Asgard II and Jeannie Johnson  20th Feb by Tom McCarthy Lecture 3  Sailing in the Caribean with Spirit of Oysterhaven Feb 27th by Oliver Harte  Location Sirius Art centre ( Old Yacht Club) at 20.00hrs  further details on website in about a week.  Jack Hickey.

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