Royal Cork Retains Five Gold Anchor Status 27-02-2015
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Steeped in history, the Royal Cork Yacht Club prides itself in being the oldest Yacht Club in the world, and now they have retained their status as a TYHA Five Gold Anchor Marina as well as an ICOMIA Clean Marina. This is a sure sign of dedication to provide a top quality marina facility.

The Royal Cork became the first Yacht Club in Ireland to be awarded this prestigious title in 2011 and further to a recent inspection, the Club has retained this status. Ratings range from one to five Gold Anchors and for the Royal Cork to attain the maximum number of anchors is a fantastic achievement by all of the Club staff involved.

Preparations for a busy summer of visiting yachts from all corners of the globe and organisation for some of Ireland’s most prestigious sailing events are well underway. Gavin Deane, General Manager commented “This year is gearing up to be a busy one for the Club and retaining our Five Gold Anchors was a fantastic way to start 2015. Through our involvement in the Gold Anchor scheme we hope see an increase in our visitor numbers again this year which is great news for the Club and also for the local economy. In addition to hosting a number of high profile events this year, we hope to expand on our training offering for both children and adults. Last year the Club was awarded the Irish Sailing Association 'Training Centre of the Year' and we have witnessed a significant increase in numbers coming to try sailing for the first time”

Mark Ring, Racing & Marina Co-ordinator at the Royal Cork, who has qualified as a Certified Marina Manager since our last inspection commented “We are delighted to retain the coveted TYHA Five Gold Anchor Award in 2015. This award is very much a team effort and everyone’s input is necessary both in preparing for inspection day and maintaining the five Gold Anchor standard, while upholding that essential customer service ethos. There is an enormous sense of pride amongst all of the staff that our members and visitors will receive excellent service and high standards at the Royal Cork Yacht Club under the THYA Five Gold Anchor scheme.”

The Royal Cork Yacht Club is situated in a beautiful area, perfect for sailing and angling. The site is impeccable and the staff friendly and helpful, working together efficiently. Although they offer excellent onsite facilities, the team are constantly looking for improvement. The Club is very active and vibrant, hosting many events and programmes for both members and visitors.

The Clubs Executive Committee and management have shown their commitment to improvement by making substantial investments in the marina and facilities.

Royal Cork Yacht Club - 5 Gold Anchors

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For more information about the Gold Anchor Scheme, visit The Yacht Harbour Association’s website,