Club Dinner Dance – Sat Nov 16th – Metropole Hotel

***Tickets on sale now in the club cafe!

Underage (16years+) must be accompanied by an adult.

Given that the club was founded 120 years ago this year by a group from dolphin swimming club. We invite you to our “under the sea” themed dinner dance.

I am just ‘dropping ye a line’ to let ye know the annual Cork Boat Club dinner dance will take place on Saturday the 16th of November in the Metropole Hotel 🎣 🦀

Come and ‘bask’ in the glory of our Club rowers, Irish Champions and Internationals of 2019🧜🏼‍♀️🐙

We can guarantee you a ‘whale’ of a time🐳

Tickets are €50, you can email myself or Linda to book or catch me on my ‘shell’ phone 086 0753906 to book tickets 🐚 🌊

Hope you don’t have bigger fish to fry! 🐡 🐠

Annual General Meeting – Monday 9th September @ 19:30 Sharp

This notice is to inform you that Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cork Boat Club will take place at 7:30 PM on Monday 9th September in the Club bar.

Any Notices of Motion to be included at this meeting need to be sent to by Monday 2nd September 2019.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, can I ask that you send your apologies to me at the email address listed below.

Best Regards,

Karen McCarthy
Club Secretary

National Championship 2019 – Bringing our total to 49

The 2019 National Rowing Championships were held at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra over 3 days from the 12th to 14th July. The club had a very successful weekend winning 3 national championships bringing the total for the club to 49 which maintains our position in the top 10 of total championship wins of Irish rowing clubs. The club also had 3 wins in non-championship events (2 of these in composite crews). For a number of our junior boys and girls it was their first time competing at the national championships so the experience should be of great benefit to them for next season and beyond.

The following is a list of the results events the club achieved a top 3 placing:

Championship Events:

· Mens Intermediate 4+ #1st place
· Mens Intermediate 8+ #1st place
· Womens Junior 2- #1st place
· Mens Club 1X #2nd place
· Womens Intermediate 8+ #3rd place
· Womens Intermediate 4+ #3rd place
· Womens Senior 2- #3rd place
· Mens Intermediate 2- #3rd place

Non-championship Events:
· Mens Junior 15 4X+ #1st place in Final 3
· Mens Masters 8+ #1st place (composite crew with Shandon, Lee Valley and Clonmel)
· Mens Masters 4+ #1st place (composite crew with Shandon and Lee Valley)
· Womens Junior 15 4X+ #2nd place in Final 3
· Mens Masters 1X #2nd place
· Mens Junior 1X #3rd place in Final 5
· Womens Junior 15 8+ #3rd place in Final 1

Thanks to all the athletes, coaches, parents and supporters that made the weekend another memorable national championships for the club. Behind the scenes there were many logistical tasks required such as painting oars, fettling boats, towing trailers and pitching tents to name a few. All this would not be possible without the help and support of many club members. Thanks also to those club members that volunteered to help run the event with the organising committee.

Home Internationals, Strathclyde, Scotland 27th July
Three athletes from Cork Boat Club are selected to represent Ireland at the 2019 Home Internationals:
· Hannah Gahan – Junior Womens Team
· Paul Beechinor and Michael Cronin – Junior Mens Team

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Italy, 3rd August
Three athletes from Cork Boat Club are also selected to represent Ireland at the 2019 Coupe de la Jeunesse:
· Jane Duggan, Claragh O’Sullivan and Vikey Hanlon (cox)

Well done to all and best of luck in Scotland and Italy!

Club Open Day – Saturday Sept 1st – Blackrock Village

We are holding an open day in the club on Saturday September 1st at 11am where you will get to meet the Captain and coaches and also get a tour of the facilities. Why not drop in and check it out. We will be there to answer any of your questions.

Why Rowing:

  • When done properly, rowing uses about 85% of the muscles in your body. In one workout you have effectively worked you upper and lower body as well as your core.
  • Rowing provides resistance training which builds stronger bones and muscles.
  • Rowing challenges your aerobic and anaerobic systems for a well-rounded cardio workout.
  • This low impact exercise makes it a great choice for people with joint issues.
  • You can burn up to 800 calories per hour (maybe more) making it a great workout for weight loss and fat burning.
  • Rowing is a full-body, multi-joint workout that can help increase your flexibility and mobility.
  • A rowing workout is adjustable making it great for all fitness levels.