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Class divisions emerge for Cork

29th May 2008

With six weeks to the first gun at ACCBank Cork Week the Class divisions are beginning to take shape with handicap bands in the big boat fleets forecast to be similar to 2006.

Class Super Zero comprising the largest and quickest of the competitors is forecast to have a total of 14 boats which is a jump from 8 boats in this division at the last Cork Week. A total of 6 TP 52's are racing within this class.

At this time class zero looks like being identical in handicap Bands (TCC between 1.130 and 1.279) to 2006 with a fleet of 18 boats expected compared to 16 at the last regatta. These handicap numbers are important for owners in this class as boats in Class's Super Zero and Zero and certain One Design's may carry Group Three sailors aboard during the

regatta whilst all others Class's are for Group 1 and 2 sailors only per the ISAF Sailor Classification.

The numbers expected in Class 1 are also similar to 2006 with 28 boats currently entered in what was also an extremely competitive fleet last time round. A repeat of many old rivalries is assured with local crews aboard Jump Juice (Conor and Denise Phelan) and Mariners Cove (Dave Dwyer) sure to be in the thick of the action as the week progresses. Team

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