The Club continued to prosper and there was a detailed account in the Cork Examiner on September 14 1961 entitled "A Sunday Outing With Baltimore Sailing Club" with pictures and text as follows:
" After a two hour sail to Castle Island seven miles from Baltimore, the big contingent of visitors settle down to enjoy a picnic. Later they explored the now uninhabited island. On the way back to Baltimore the wind dropped and the yachts were becalmed. All were taken in tow by motor launches and the convoys moved over a glassy sea en route to base at Baltimore where the teenagers of the club had a hot meal prepared.
Members and supporters of the Baltimore Sailing Club were photographed at the pier at Baltimore."
As the club continued to progres the teaching of young sailors commenced with the old IYA skill stages. Now, under the ISA Junior Sailing Scheme, as many as three, three week courses for levels 1 to 5 are held during the summer with a total of up to 120 young sailors passing each year. Many fully qualified instructors are required to train and supervise this great effort with lots of boats on the water each day.
The Mirror dinghy continues to be the principal training craft. However a one week Optimist Class training has also been held for the last 8 years. The main types of dinghy now racing regularly in the club are Mirrors, Lasers, Toppers, Optimists and Wayfarers.
The importance of Baltimore was emphasized when the Mirror Irish National Championships were held in the summers of 1998 and 1992 with 145 boats in the latter event. The principal organizer was Peter Murphy, the son of founding member Frank. Optimist events have had up to 60 boats participating and a regular Easter event is the Laser Southern Championship.Irish National 18 Championships were held in 1999.
Whilst Cruiser racing in the Harbour had long been a tradition in the club, a major change took place in 1979. That January Neil Hegarty, Joe Kennedy, Richard Perry and Brian Murphy O'Connor went to the London Boat show with their wives and each bought a new 28ft yacht called an Impala.
These yachts were the first cruiser class to arrive in Baltimore. Beagle, Rowena, Crescent Moon and Aeolus began racing each other in 1980 along with J24s and Puppeteers. The class has continued to be supported in Baltimore and this culminated in the Impala European Championship being held here in 1994 with 22 yachts participating in what continues to be described by Impala skippers as their best regatta ever!
The Impalas have since been joined by a class of Ruffians, five of which were built in Skinners yard at Baltimore.