Morgan Cup - Cancelled
Organised by the RORC, with a trophy from Royal Thames Yacht Club and the support of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron, this year’s Morgan Cup was expected to be extremely popular. The race was to finish in Cork harbour for the first time - to coincide with the Cork 300 celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the oldest yacht club in the world - the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
The course had the fleet travelling the traditional south westerly route past the Lizard and Land’s End and then on across the Celtic Sea to Crosshaven in Cork. In addition to the Morgan Cup for the overall winner under IRC rating HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, kindly donated a trophy to the Royal Cork Yacht Club for the line honours winner in the race.
RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone comments: “We had come up with an alternative course and considered changing the start of the race to the weekend (from Wednesday 8 July), but sadly that couldn’t happen with the latest Government advice. I am really saddened for the Royal Cork (and our competitors) as I know they had put a lot into their big anniversary celebrations and it was going to be a brilliant race and celebration in Cork.”