28 October 2020

Get ready for Cork 2021!

The 2021 International Topper World Championships will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Ireland, from the 24th to 30th July. The event has been planned to dovetail with the UK National Championships, following on two days later at Ballyholme YC, Northern Ireland, from the 2nd to 6th August - providing sailors with a fun, fortnight festival of top-quality racing.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club was founded back in 1720 and has since become famous for not only producing numerous dinghy and keelboat champions, but also for hosting the very popular biennial Cork Week yacht regatta.


Toppers racing in Cork Harbour, Winter Championships 2019


Cork Harbour is a natural harbour, with stunning scenery and provides a perfect location for any sailing championship. Claimed to be the second biggest in the world after Sydney Harbour, it has room for 2 protected races areas within the harbour and a further 3 out in the bay.



Crosshaven has a good number of hotels, guest houses and B&B's close to the club, so start planning your trip to the 'Emerald Isle' now! Royal Cork member April English is handling all accommodation enquiries, so contact her now as it is likely to busy again next summer.

Cork is well served by transport links - there are ferry routes from  Fishguard to Rosslare, as well as a Holyhead to Dublin option. There is also direct ferries to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain. Cork airport is only a 20-minute car journey from Crosshaven.

Entries will open in January as usual, full details to follow in December on the website and via our newsletter.




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