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MG335 'Magnet' Wins Naval Race in Cork Harbour

25th September 2017
A Spring tide helped carry the fleet into the harbour at 3pm for the end of the Naval Race A Spring tide helped carry the fleet into the harbour at 3pm for the end of the Naval Race Photo: Bob Bateman. See gallery below

Kieran & Liz O'Brien's MG335 Magnet was the IRC all–in winner of Cork Harbour's Naval Race on Sunday. White Sails IRC was Pat Barrett/Roy Hanan's Plumbat writes Bob Bateman.

As well as a race in itself this year's 15-boat Naval Race formed one of the fixtures in the Cork Harbour sailing co–operation between Monkstown Bay Sailing Club, Cove Sailing Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club. The race was dealyed by a day due to strong winds on Saturday.

The start line was between the Committee Boat and Number 3 buoy. Classes 1, 2 and 3 were sent out to E2 off Roches Point back via Corkbeg to port taking 13 to port and a finish at the Naval Base for well–earned refreshments.

The White Sail fleet had a shorter beat but sailed the same course to the finish. A turning Spring tide carried the fleet into the harbour at 3pm.

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