I spent a few very pleasant days sailing last week at the Glandore Harbour Yacht Clubs biennial Classic Regatta. Which was an uncommon treat, I don’t get to go sailing half as much as I would like.
I was really there doing research, well that’s what I told my wife. I was interested in having a look at the Cork Harbour One Designs. They were designed in 1896 by William Fife and are, as is to be expected from such a master designer, exquisite. I was offered a day helming one, but alas I had already committed to helming for a former piano student of my mothers. So being a gentleman, most might disagree, I had to decline. Damn!
The reason I was so interested in the Cork Harbour One Designs is that I have been able to secure the co-operation of the holders of the Fife archive, Fairlie Restorations, in the building of a new Cork Harbour One Design. Of course the fact that they are from Cork and look beautiful is the main reason; but not only that, as they were designed specifically for the often turbulent waters of Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, and were not restricted by any class rules they are superb sailors and excellent seaboats even with their enormous cockpits. They also fit in a 40 foot container which makes shipping to regattas far and wide a economic and secure affair.
If you or some one you know would like a Cork Harbour One Design contact Tiernan Roe or give Roeboats a ring +353 (0)28 38973 or +353 (0)86 158 69 37
Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37 e:firstname.lastname@example.org