4 June 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Hard to believe it’s Summer isin’t it? The fire is lighting and TShirts are but a dream. That being said technically it is summer and planning continues for a host of events.
“Crosshaven Traditional Sail Regatta” is being planned for June the weekend of 19th-21st June in the scenic Co Cork village.
About sixty boats from across the south coast are expected to take part in the festivities which has become an annual family favourite for sea dogs and landlubbers alike, with activities on water, and land.
The fleet will assemble at the Hugh Coveney Pier on the Friday evening, June 19th, and visitors can behold an astounding collection of classic yachts and traditional Irish pleasure and working boats. One of the most spectacular boats to visit this years event is the ‘Peel Castle’, a converted trawler, built in 1929 and restored in West Cork. Also of interest is in an 18 foot day sailor “Happy Days” built by local sailor George Bushe (RIP). This boat has competed annually in the event since the first edition in 1995.
Shore side spectators can watch the in-harbour racing from vantage points at Camden Fort Meagher or enjoy the parade of sail from Crosshaven village as the fleet will sail along the Owenabue River on the Sunday afternoon from 4pm.
The weekend highlight will be the fireworks display on Saturday evening from 11pm
Full programme of events is available on CrosshavenTradSail.com