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Last night, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 1 person, on board a 33ft cruiser on rocks after suffering engine failure, and which was now taking on considerable amounts of water. Mathew Gallagher, skipper of Aftermath was standing by, but was unable to get close to the casualty.

At 17.54hrs the lifeboat, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Colin Knight and Ger Egan was launched. The lifeboat carried its salvage pump, and in addition, Lifeboat Operations Manager, Charles Stanley-Smith made contact with Fergal Kerney, Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority, who agreed to take a second salvage pump to Portumna by road.

At 18.15hrs the lifeboat was alongside the casualty vessel which was listing to port and on rocks. There were two persons on board (the skipper has been joined by a friend, a marine mechanic). The lifeboat transferred an RNLI crew member and the salvage pump to the casualty vessel and the lifeboat salvage pump was immediately put to work. The cruiser Aftermath met Fergal Kerney and took him to the scene. At 18.21hrs the lifeboat transferred the second salvage pump to the casualty vessel, set up a tow and held off head to weather.

At 19.25, (it was now dusk) and with two pumps running, the vessel was not floated. At 19.34hrs, RNLI Lifeboat helm agreed one last attempt to float the vessel before taking all persons off. Eamon Egan, Marine Engineer, brought a third, larger pump to the vessel from Portumna. At 19:45hrs, when the boat was not floated with three pumps running, the lifeboat made the decision to take all persons off and advised Valentia Coast Guard of same. At 20.15hrs, the two persons from the casualty vessel were transferred onto Aftermath, who had offered to take them back to Portumna. The owner will attempt to refloat his vessel in daylight tomorrow. The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service again at 21.10hrs.

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 Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat went to the assistance of two persons on board a 35ft cruiser that had run aground as it tried to assist another cruiser in distress yesterday.

At 12.24hrs September 7 Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched, following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a vessel aground close to Terryglass Harbour at the Northern end of Lough Derg. The lifeboat, with helm Johnny Hoare, Ger Egan and David Moore on board, was alongside the casualty vessel at 12.51hrs. Winds were West Southwest, Force 4 gusting 5, with frequent squally showers reducing visibility.

The vessel was aground very close to the shore and the two persons on board were safe and unharmed. Two other passengers had walked to shore and made their way by road to Terryglass Harbour. The vessel had got into difficulties after it had gone to the assistance of another cruiser; this other vessel had made it's way to safe water and was tied alongside at Terryglass Harbour when the lifeboat arrived on scene. The vessel was taken off the rocks at 13.25hrs, she had suffered a lot of damage to her props but was not holed. With an RNLI crew member on board the vessel was towed to Terryglass and was tied alongside at 13.50hrs.

The lifeboat returned to station was ready for service again at 14.35hrs. Helm Johnny Hoare said that he was "pleased with the progress of the rescue considering the conditions on the lake and the position of the boat in very rocky water".

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A 21-foot sailing cruiser for €2,500? A vandalised 26-footer for six grand? Both of these boats are on Afloat's boats for sale site and worth a peek, if not a call to either of the south coast brokerages.

Kerry's O'Sullivan Marine are offering a 1973 Bowman 26 with long keel. Ideal for coastal sailing. The yacht was in good condition, however, due to some malicious damage being done, it is now in need to a major clean up and repairs, especially to the electrics and navigation instruments, which have to be replaced. On the positive side, the engine - a Yanmar 20hp (2GM20), sails, rigging and upholstery are in good condition and with some tlc this boat could shine again! €5,950 and she's yours. Here she is.

Crosshaven Boatyard say the 21-foot Varianta K3 is a sweet boat to sail and is ideal for someone that is looking for a classic. We've double checked the price just to be sure and yes she's on the market for €2,450, an affordable way of getting you on the water and possibly a great project for this Winter? Check her out here.

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July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Boat of the week, Supernova, will be in action again this weekend in the Cruisers III East Coast championships. The annual fixture is being raced as part of tomorrow's DBSC Cruiser Challenge sponsored by MGM boats, Dún Laoghaire.

Entries for  the Challenge stand at 70 to date and remain open for the three day event run by Dublin Bay Sailing Club.

The DBSC Cruiser Challenge is open to Cruisers 0, 1, 2 and 3, Sigma 33s and 31.7s, who will also compete for their national championships during the event.


VDLR Champion Supernova is in action again on Dublin Bay tomorrow

Pat Shannon, vice-commodore of DBSC, says that as well as boats from the main Dún Laoghaire waterfront clubs, DBSC has invited boats from Howth, England and the Isle of Man to compete. "Last year we had 80 boats and we expect something similar. We're running it over the UK bank holiday so we might get those boats," says Pat. DBSC also welcomes Cruisers 3 to the event, who are taking part for the first time. (The Cruiser Challenge will also incorporate this year's Cruisers 3 East Coast Championships.)

This year the National Yacht Club is the host club for the event. Hal Bleakley is the race officer on committee boat, MacLir, and Henry Leonard is race officer on Spirit Of The Irish. NYC sailing manager Olivier Prouvier will coordinate activities on the water.

The organisers also plan plenty of fun after racing, with live music and barbecues in the NYC and a party for the 31.7 nationals in the National Yacht Club on Saturday night.

The main organisers are DBSC commodore Tony Fox, vice-commodore Pat Shannon, rear-commodore Chris Moore and honorary secretary Donal O'Sullivan, assisted by a team of around 28 volunteers. "We're always very grateful to the volunteers, they're the greatest resource we have," says Pat. "We have all the equipment, the greatest resource is the people who help out."

Pat adds that there are great prizes this year – half model yachts, made by Marine Model Makers of Wicklow. "They are very special, so it's worth entering," he says.

The entry fee for each boat is €105 with a reduced fee of €80 for entries received before 12th August.

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Local success is being toasted in Dun Laoghaire tonight following the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta prizegiving this afternoon.


The bulk of the major trophies were divided among sailors from the waterfront Dublin Bay yacht clubs or Howth at the end of four days of racing today.

The major overall prize went to the Class III IRC winner Supernova who produced three wins and three second places in a 38 boat fleet, the biggest class of the regatta. More on Supernova HERE.


The quarter tonner Supernova - Shining brightly on Dublin Bay

The biennial regatta is being hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore as a combined fleet of 420 boats raced over nine courses and a range of conditions since racing began last Thursday from full gale to flat calm.

Supernova won but only after the third tie-break was applied against arch rival Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll). Both boats had equal points plus three wins and two second places apiece. Both had also discarded a second place and so the class, and the 2011 title, was decided on countback and who won the last race.

The cruisers zero IRC winner, in the biggest turn out of the class this year is Alan Chambers and Norbert Reilly's Crazy Horse. Steven Cowie's Beneteau 40, Zephyr from Royal Gourock was 4 points behind the Howth winner with the Dufour 42 Grand Cru from Clyde Cruising club three points further adrift.

In Cruiser one IRC the prize went to the National Yacht Club's Something Else (John & Brian Hall & Sue McDonnell). Second was Scotland's Carmen II (Paul Scutt/ Alan Jeffrey) and third Bengal Magic (John Moorehead/ Chris Ferres)

In class two Howth's Impetous lifted the IRC trophy from a fleet of 21. Second was Sligo traveller Conor Ronan sailing Ruthless, a Corby 25,
Third was the half tonner King One (David Cullen) from Howth.

In the one designs class champions prevailed in the SB3, the Sigma and the Flying fifteen classes.

In a new departure for the event Kitesurfing was added to the slate and the sport was showcased yesterday off Seapoint. Francios Colussi won the demonstration event.

The next Dun Laoghaire regatta is scheduled for early July 2013

The full breakdown of overall results is below.

Overall results VDLR 2011 (provisional and subject to protest)

OVERALL WINNER – Supernova (Sybil MacCormack/Ken Lawless/Pat Shannon),

IRC CLASS 0 - 1. Crazy Horse (Chambers/Reilly), 2. Elf Too (Christina Murray) 3. Grand Cru II (Jamie McGarry)

IRC CLASS 1 ­ 1. Something Else (John & Brian Hall & Sue McDonnell 2. Carmen II (Paul Scutt/ Alan Jeffrey) 3. Bengal Magic (John Moorehead/ Chris Ferres)

IRC CLASS 2 - 1. Impetuous (Fergal Noonan/Robert Chambers) 2. Ruthless (Conor Ronan), 3. King One (David Cullen)

IRC CLASS 3 - 1. Supernova (Sybil MacCormack/Ken Lawless/Pat Shannon), 2. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 3. Scandal (Brian McDowell)

NON SPINNAKER 1 - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Lula Belle (Liam Coyne), 3. Persistance (Charles Broadhead/Jerry Collins/Ian Stuart)

NON SPINNAKER 2 - 1. Bite the Bullet (Colm Bermingham), 2. Voyager (Joe Carton), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

NON SPINNAKER DBSC CUP - ) 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 3.Eden Park (Liam Farmer) 3. Nauti-Gal (John and Jason Crawford)

J109 - 1. Joker 2 (John Maybury) 2. Storm (Pat Kelly), 3. Jedi (Barratt/Austin/McGuinness)

J80 WELSH/IRISH CUP- 1. Ireland 1 (Geoff O'Donoghue), 2. Ireland 2 (Stephen Doherty), 3. Wales 1 (Kieron Iniman)

LASER SB3- 1. Sharkbait (Ben Duncan/Brian Moran), 2. TBC Aidan O'Connell, 3. BoMChickaWahWah (John O'Driscoll)

BENETEAU 31.7 ­ 1. Twister (Fletcher/Byers/Fair), 2. Flying Machine (Conor & Donal O'Gallagher),3. 30 Something (Kavanagh/Jones/Gaffney/Lubliner)

SIGMA 33 - 1.White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Gwili Two (Dermot Clarke and Paddy Maguire)

RUFFIAN 23- . 1. Diane 2 (Alan Claffey) 2. Ruff Nuff (Derek & Carol Mitchell), 3. Ruff n'Ready (Cullen/Brown/Kirwan)

SHIPMAN- 1.Curraglass (John Masterson), 2. Whiterock (Henry M Robinson), 3. Lulu (Bob & Tom Galvin)

GLEN - 1. Glenluce (Donal &Richard O'Connor), 2. Pterodactyl (Roderick & David McCaffrey) 3 .Glenmarissa (Frank Elmes/Wilf Higgins)

FLYING 15- 1. Hy5ive (David Gorman), 2. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole) 3. Deranged (Alan Green)

DRAGON- 1.Phantom (Peter Bowring/David Williams), 2. Jaguar (Martin Byrne), 3. Susele (Michael Halpenny)

MERMAID - 1. Tiller Girl (Jonathon O'Rourke), 2. Endeavour (Roger Bannon), 3. Dolphin (James O'Toole)

SQUIB - 1. Toy for the Boys (Peter Wallace), 2. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne/Vincent Delaney), 3. Perfection (Jill Fleming) (PROTEST PENDING THAT AFFECTS SECOND AND THIRD)

WATER WAG - 1. Little Tern (J Ross-Murphy) 2. Tortoise (William & Linda Prentice) 3. Molly (Cathy McAleavey)

WAYFARER- 1. Black Pear (David Wade) 2. Hofreki (Trevor Fisher) 3. Devil's Advocate (Richard Hartley)

FIREBALL- 1. El Rey Del Fuego (Francis Rowan) 3. Moon Monkey (Diana Kissane) 3. Lets Get Messy (Andy Boyle/Barry Hurley),

IDRA 14- 1. Delos II (Patrick O Neill) 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Chaos (Julie Ascoop/Heather Keenan)

HOWTH 17- 1. Oona (Peter Courtney) 2. Aura (Ian Malcolm) 3. Leila (Roddy Cooper)

LASER RADIAL - 1. Pump It (Luke Murphy) 2. No Name (Declan Kickham), 3. No Name (Eoin Foley)

LASER STANDARD - 1. Fossa Too (Will Nesbitt), 2. No Name (Francis Barry) 3. Buster 3 (Garry O'Hare)

KITE BOARDERS 1. Francios Colussi 2. Jade O'Connor 3. Colm Murphy

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On Saturday evening June 25, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, towed a vessel and its skipper to safety, after it grounded on rocks, off Scarriff Bay on Lough Derg.

At 19.26hrs, Saturday June 25, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, to assist a person whose vessel had grounded on rocks west of the Scilly Islands, in Scarriff Bay on Lough Derg. The lifeboat with helm Eleanor Hooker, Peter Clarke and Colin Knight on board, launched at 19.40hrs. Winds were southerly, Force 3, visibility was good. The lifeboat was alongside the casualty vessel, a 32ft cruiser, at 19.58hrs.

The person on board, senior but with a lifetime of boating experience, was quite unsettled by his experience, having misread his location. He was reassured by the lifeboat crew. After a thorough examination of the vessel, which was not holed, it was taken off the rocks and into safe water. With a crew member on board, the casualty vessel was taken under an alongside tow, via Scarriff Bay, up the Scarriff river in County Clare to his mooring. The vessel was tied safely alongside at 21.20hrs.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service again at 21.40hrs.

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Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 has got off to the perfect start in today's ICRA National Championships taking a double win in the top class of the 65-boat event at Crosshaven. Second to Antix is the Corby 37, Impetuous skippered by Richard Fildes. Third is Conor Phelan's Jump Juice, another Ker design from the host club, Royal Cork.

Winds from the North West freshened during the day.

Full IRC results and photos below.

The 17-boat  IRC class one division is lead by J109s with Pat Kelly's Howth entry Storm leading local sistership Jelly Baby (Ian Nagle) by four points after two races. Third is Dublin Bay's Aztec III, an A35 design sailed by Peter Beamish of the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

In class two, West coast champion Disaray, a Dehler 34 from Foynes Yacht Club and skippered by Simon McGibney has worked out a one point advantage over Brian Goggin's Allure, a Corby 25 from Kinsale. Full IRC results below:


The Kiwis round the weather mark of their first race in Ireland. Photo By Bob Bateman. Scroll down for 17 more pics from today's Cork harbour ICRA racing below.

Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries PointsRace 1Race 2
1IRL3939EAntixKer 39Anthony O'LearyRCYC1.129211
2GBR7737R ImpetuousCorby 37Richard FildesSCYC1.091523
3IRL2007EJump JuiceKerConor PhelanRCYC1.105752
4IRL2003EGloves OffCorby 38Kieran TwomeyRCYC1.115835
5IRL9852ECrazy HorseMills 36Chambers/ReillyHYC1.085844
6IRL1281EAquelina/WJ122James & Sheila TyrrellArklow SC1.0831899
6IRL7111 WoW/WJ111George SiskRIYC/RCYC 1899
6IRL36000 Roxy 6/WCorby 36Robert DaviesRCYC 1899
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1IRL1141 E Storm J109 Pat Kelly RSC/HYC 1.019 3 1 2
2IRL9609 E Jelly Baby J109 Ian Nagle & Paul O'Malley RCYC 1.029 7 2 5
3IRL29832 E Aztec A35 Peter Beamish RIYC 1.034 8 7 1
4IRL13500 E D-tox X-35 Donal O'Leary RCYC 1.048 8 5 3
5IRL811 E Raptor MILLS 30CR Denis Hewitt RIYC 1.025 8 4 4
6IRL17200 E Antix Beag 1720 (modified) Robert O'Leary RCYC 1.005 11 3 8
7IRL6695 E Eos X362 Sport David Scott KYC 1.022 18 6 12
8IRL3709 E Axiom X37 Michael O'Neill RIYC 1.035 19 13 6
9IRL6021 E Ellida X332 Ria Lyden RCYC 0.986 19 10 9
10IRL8109 E Jetstream J109 Peter Redden RIYC 1.028 20 9 11
11IRL892 E Tux X332 Mary O'Keeffe RCYC 0.981 21 11 10
12IRL3323 E Dexterity X332 Alan McEneff (Team Foynes) Foynes YC 0.984 24 12 12
13IRL8991 E Exhale X362 Sport Derry Good RCYC 1.025 26 8 18
14IRL7290 E Felix X332 Michael & Gretta Wallace RCYC 0.981 27 14 13
15IRL2382 E Xerxes/W IMX38 LD O'Neill RIYC 1.046 36 18 18
15IRL3307 E Rockabill IV/W Corby33 Paul O'Higgins RIYC/NYC 1.044 36 18 18
15IRL9834 E True Pennance Projection 35 Colman Garvey/Martin Darrer RCYC 1.022 36 18 18
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1IRL487 E Disaray Dehler 34 Optima 101 Raymond McGibney Foynes YC 0.929 5 3 2
2IRL2506 E Allure Corby 25 Brian Goggin Kinsale YC 0.936 6 2 4
3GBR7525R E Thundebird Corby 25 Denis Coleman RCYC 0.941 7 4 3
4IRL16859 E Bad Company Sunfast 32 Desmond / Ivers / Deasy RCYC 0.939 8 7 1
5IRL2525 E Yanks $ ffrancs Corby 25 Vincent O'Shea RCYC 0.936 8 1 7
6IRL7495 E Maximus X302 Paddy Kyne HYC/WHSC 0.930 13 8 5
7IRL26026 E Ruthless Corby 26 Conor Ronan Sligo YC 0.953 15 6 9
8GBR9896 E Magnet MG335 Kieran & Liz O'Brien RCYC 0.944 16 5 11
9IRL2010 E Alpaca First 31.7 Paul & Deirdre Tingle RCYC 0.957 19 11 8
10IRL9732 E Wicked Sunfast 32 Mark Mendel RCYC 0.940 19 9 10
11IRL3492 E Big Deal Dehler Derek Dillon Foynes YC 0.925 22 10 12
12IRL1022 E Aramis Contessa 33 Pat Vaughan RCYC 0.929 25 12 13
13IRL4170 E Slack Alice GK Westerley Shane Statham WHSC 0.951 26 20 6
14IRL6676 E Y-Knot First 32s5 Barrett/Conlon RCYC 0.933 33 13 20
15IRL222 Zoom/W Dehler DB1 Nicola & Stuart Harris WHSC 40 20 20
15IRL1649 E Caesium Beneteau 31.7 Shaun & Kathy Doran Ballyholme YC 0.951 40 20 20
15IRL1972 E No Excuse/W X302 Ted Crosbie RCYC 0.931 40 20 20
15IRL2706 E Kodachi Corby 27 Denis Ellis Cove SC 0.959 40 20 20
15IRL8094 E King One/W Half Tonner Dave Cullen Howth YC 0.951 40 20 20
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1IRL999999 E Tiger Quarter ton Neil& george Kenefick/James O brien RCYC 0.902 3 1 1 1
2IRL3087 E Anchor Challenge Quarter ton Eamonn Rohan KYC 0.912 8 3 2 3
3NZL3311 E Blackfun Quarter Ton Jamie McDowell Royal Port Nicholson YC 0.908 9 2 3 4
4IRL1771 E Shillelagh Blazer 23 (Kirby) John Twomey KYC 0.868 13 4 7 2
5IRL9600 E Impacunious Hunter Impala Edward Rice RCYC 0.888 16 6 5 5
6GRB1479R Flashheart Quarter Ton Mike Webb & Tom Bailey King Queen YC 0.893 18 5 6 7
7IRL78 E No-Gnomes Nicholson 33Mod Leonard Donnery RCYC 0.910 20 7 4 9
8IRL9538 E Running Wild Hunter Impala OOD Sullivan Brothers RCYC 0.890 25 11 8 6
9IRL9564 E Whyte Knight Impala OOD Fergus Coughlan Cove SC 0.890 26 9 9 8
10IRL4794 E Junebug J24 Sarah Hyde/Annette Foley RCYC 0.889 28 8 10 10
11IRL9591 E Prometheus Impala OOD Paul Murray RCYC 0.888 33 10 12 11
12IRL9577 E Bedlam Impala David Doyle Cove Sailing Club 0.890 39 12 11 16
13I8709 Cri-Cri/W Jezequel 116 Paul Colton RIYC 0.905 48 16 16 16
13IRL400 E Jaguar/W J24 Gary Fort Tralee Bay SC 0.889 48 16 16 16
13IRL4206 E Powder Monkey/W Sigma 33 Liam Lynch Tralee Bay SC 0.909 48 16 16 16
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1GBR9625R E Sundancer Dynamo 25 Alan Mulcahy KYC 0.841 4 2 1 1
2172 E Granny Knot Westerley GK24 Michael Sexton KYC 0.830 5 1 2 2
3IRL7156 E Gaelic Kiwi GK 24FR Kevin O'Connor Cove SC 0.854 12 4 4 4
ECHO and White Sail results to follow
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While there may be a reduced entry of 65 boats there is no mistaking the quality of the fleet lined up in Crosshaven for what promises to be a windy start to the ICRA Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Friday.

In Class 0 Local boats Antix, Anthony O'Leary; Jump Juice, Conor Phelan and Gloves off Kieran Twomey will be challenged By George Sisk's new Wow, Norbert Reilly's Crazy Horse and Richard Fides Welsh entry Impetuous which is a former Blondie.

Class 1 sees a fine Class where last years Echo winner Ian Nagle's Jelly Baby will be challenged by sister ship Peter Reddin's Jetstream Denis Hewitt and friends on Raptor and likes of Donal O Leary's D Tox.

Class 2 will see a battle between Corby 25s; Vinny O' Shea's Yanks and Franks, Brian Goggin's new Allure and Denis Coleman's Thunderbird.These will be tested by likes of Conor Rohan's Ruthless, Shane Statham's Slack Alice Kieran and Liz O Brien's Magnet and Desmond Ivers Deasy combo on Bad Company.

Class 3 has a backbone this year of state of the art Quarter Tonners. ICRA are welcoming Black Fun Jamie Mc Dowell all the way from New Zealand where he will be challenged by Neil Kenefick's Tiger, Eamon Rohan's Anchor Challenge who will be up against Leonard Donnery's No Knomes, John Twomey's Blazer 23 Shilelagh and Sullivan Brothers in Running Wild. Fergus Coughlan's White Knight from Cobh will also challenge.


New Zealand yacht Black Fun, complete with torpodeo keel, has arrived in Crosshaven for Friday's Cruiser National Championships. Photo: Bob Bateman

First time Class 4 will see Kevin O Connor's Gaelic Kiwi take on likes of Alan Carroll's Sundancer and Michael Sexton' Granny Knot.

The Non Spinnaker Corinthian Cup sees a fine fleet where Billy and Hilary Duane's Expression will compete against Clive Doherty's Phaeton Bill O Mahony's Julia B and Seamus Gilroy's Split Point.

John Downing's Samba and Conor O Donovan's Extension will also be in contention.

Day Prize Sponsors Dubarry have come up with the innovative idea that each crew on the winning boats in IRC and Echo each day will receive a prize in reward for their efforts.

Two styles of Dubarry sailing hats and custom sailing socks will be included in this effort to recognise crews and offer variety each day.

The Royal Cork have laid on high standard racing on the water under Race Officers Peter Crowley and Richard Leonard and crews will be warmly welcomed ashore to a carnival type atmosphere with music and casual food on the go immediately after racing.

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