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‘Tribal’ Continues To Dominate At WIORA Champs Day Two

7th July 2017
The WIORA fleet assembled in the Aran Islands this week The WIORA fleet assembled in the Aran Islands this week

#WIORA - With the forecast of light winds looming over the weekend, PRO Alan Crosbie opted to run three races on the second day of the Volvo WIORA Championships. 

Racing started at a steady 10 knots which built to a perfect 15 knots as the day progressed. Class 1, 2 and 3 raced windward leeward courses again with the windward mark tucked in off Straw Island lighthouse out the tidal channel between Inis Mór and Inis Meáin in the Aran Islands

In IRC 1, Liam Burke on Tribal continues to dominate the class with four straight winds ahead of Glen Cahill’s Joie de Vie in second. Lauren Heskins Dubois 33 Now What is looking comfortable in third.

In ECHO 1, Enda O’Coineen’s Kilcullen Flyer leads the way with Tribal and Joie de Vie in second and third respectively. 

In IRC 2, John Callanan’s Stonehouse Racing is at the top of the pile with Aidan Breen’s Dehler 37CW in second and Smile in third. ECHO 2 sees Pat Aylwards Elixir leading from Port of Galway with IRC leaders Stonehaven in third overall.

In IRC 3, Gala Racing port tacked the whole fleet in the first race of the day going on to take the win but it’s Brian Raftery’s J24 Gossip from Sligo Yacht Club that’s leading with Gala Racing in second and Aaron O’Reilly’s Beneteau First Class 8 in third. 

Gala Racing from Foynes leads ECHO 3 with Galway Bay boat Rhocstar owned by Aine Nolan in 2nd and the first class 8 in third. 

The White Sails course took the fleet to a mark off Inishmann with Frankie Leonard’s Roamar leading progressive ECHO, Owen Cunningham’s Woofer in second and Simon Trezise’s Leonidas in third. 

Full results can be found HERE.

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  • Comment Link Aaron O Reilly 7th July 2017 posted by Aaron O Reilly

    That first class 8 is called Koncho Buntz and has a highly competent crew! @justin Farrell

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