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Great Island Sailing Club Dinghy Race Around Spike Island

27th August 2019
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Dinghies raced round Spike Island Dinghies raced round Spike Island

Great Island Sailing Club (GISC) ran a dinghy race around Spike Island in Cork Harbour on Sunday. It had an entry of 13 boats that included two Rankins, 10 GISC boats and a visiting boat from Monkstown Bay SC. It was the first race for a lot of junior sailors in GISC.

In Class 1 the MBSC 505 visitor, Norfolk and Chance, sailed by Charles, Myles and Isobelle McCarthy was the winner with 2nd, Miracle John Cotter and 3rd the RS400 Tadgh & Kate Scannell.

The Rankin winner was Helga, Fiona and Owen O’Connell, with Maurice Kidney and Johnn Wigham second in Rankin 12.

Class Two winner was the Topaz of David Radley & Ryan McCormick and 2nd Kaylee Kneeshaw in a Topper.

Published in Cork Harbour
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It’s one of the largest natural harbours in the world – and those living near Cork Harbour insist that it’s also one of the most interesting.

This was the last port of call for the most famous liner in history, the Titanic, but it has been transformed into a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

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