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#Seven people were rescued from the Solent after their boat collided with another yacht and sank this afternoon. 

The five men and two women were east of Bramble Bank when their yacht Ino collided with another named Valkyrie it has been reported.

Cowes RNLI lifeboat and Gosport independent lifeboat rushed to the scene and pulled the people out of the water.

The Cowes-based Corby 36 yacht Ino sank very quickly, according to the lifeboat team.

All people on board were wearing lifejackets and were taken to Trinity Landing in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

No-one was seriously injured.

More on this story by the Southern Daily Echo here

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#corby25 – A Corby 25 IRC cruiser–racer built by Harley Yachts, is on market, just in time for competition at the ICRA Nationals in Dun Laoghaire in June and Cork Week in July.

Thunderbird has been well maintained and stored inside every winter. The 2004 build is advertised on Afloat Boats for Sale site through Northern Ireland broker Whyboats Northern Ireland.

One of the most successful designs drawn by John Corby, these 25–footers have been extremely successful in Ireland, the UK and wins include the Irish IRC nationals Class 2 from 2007 to 2001 and Cork Week - IRC 5 in 2010 and 2008. The Corby 25 was awarded Yacht of the Year in 2009.

On sale at €25,000, Thunderbirds are go! Full advert here.

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#CORBYCUP – Richard Fildes Pwhelli based Corby 37 Impetuous was the winner of Howth Yacht Club's Corby Cup today.

Originally built by Corby Yachts for Royal Cork's Eamonn Rohan in 2006 and known as Blondie, the now Welsh based yacht was twice winner of Irish IRC Championships and also a top scoring yacht out of 174 entries in Scottish Series.

Second was Dun Laoghaire Corby 33 Rockabill skippered by Paul O'Higgins of the Royal Irish YC. Third was the Kinsale based Corby 25 Allure

Sailed in tough conditions on Saturday in 16-22 knots with heavy seas, sailors were glad to finish the third race and retire to the bar after three tough windward leewards.

Although there were just nine entries there was a good representation of the Corby designs as follows: Impetuous - Corby 37; Rockabill - 33; Eazi Tiger - 29; Ruthless - 26; Allure - 25; Tribal - 25; Smile - 25; Impetuous - 25 and Will2Win - 25

Sunday was altogether a different affair with two round the cans races, the second one with a downwind start. Everything was to play for in the last race with all but one boat, Impetuous owned by Fergal Noonan doing the right course and once spotted by the rest of the fleet, the overall result hung in the balance. Eventually Impetuous (Corby 37) owned by Richard Fildes snatched victory with the No Retreat decanter for the smaller fleet going to Allure owned by Brian Goggin.

Race officer Derek Bothwell who is also in action at next weekend's BM Championships in Howth commented that as the Corby's had worked through many early season glitches, they should be a potent force next weekend at the BMW ICRA Nationals.

Full results below:

HOWTH YACHT CLUB. CORBY CUP (O'ALL) 20/05/2012 Class 1 IRC: 1, Impetuous R Fildes SCSC (6.00); 2, Rockabill V P O'Higgins RIYC (6.50); 3, Allure B Goggin KYC (11.50); 4, Wil2win W Partington PSC (15.00); 5, Impetuous Noonan/Chambers HYC (20.00)

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