a recent vacation to Ireland, managing editor Eileen
Mansfield visited The Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven,
County Cork. Founded in 1720 and originally called
the The Water Club of the Harbour of Cork, the RCYC
is considered to be the oldest yacht club in the world.
During Mansfield's trip, the club was preparing for
the onslaught of sailors expected for Cork Week, a
biannual regatta. For more history on the club and
for a list of amusing rules set up by the founders,
go to: www.royalcork.com/Club/History.html
This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.