Last Saturday Crookhaven Harbour Sailing Club played host to the annual Marconi Cup Junior Team Challenge 2014
Congradulation to Baltimore Sailing Club who won all three cups in the 2014 Marconi Cup Junior Team Racing this year. Winning the Relay Racing, Team Racing and the overall combined Marconi Cup 2014
The Marconi cup is a West Cork event for the combined clubs west of Galley Head and the Glandore, Baltimore, Schull, Crookhaven and Bantry usually participate. The Marconi cup was inaugurated in 2001 by Crookhaven Sailing Club and has been an important summer club event each year since, with the venue rotating each year between the Clubs.
The Marconi Cup is awarded based on the over results of the two events, the morning event is a Relay Race where each club race one boat around a fixed course, there are three laps to the course with a crew change between each lap. This event was positioned right under the village and a grandstand view was afforded to the many spectators who were cheering their teams on from the shore.