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Rendell's Samatom Leads Cork Week's Competitive Coastal Class

12th July 2022
Wan Waterman's Saxon Senator (blue hull) of Royal Cork competing in the Coastal Class Harbour race of Volvo Cork Week Credit: Rick Tomlinson

21 teams are racing in Cork Week's Coastal Class which is proving to be one of the most competitive classes.

Robert Rendell’s Grand Soleil 44 Samatom from Howth YC leads the class after winning today’s Harbour Race by just 32 seconds.

Robert Rendell's Samatom hoists her black and white spinnaker in today's Harbour race of the Cork Week coastal class Photo: Bob BatemanRobert Rendell's Samatom hoists her black and white spinnaker in today's Harbour race of the Cork Week coastal class. The Grand Soleil 44 was putting in a very businesslike performance, grabbing a two minute lead on corrected time from Signal 8, with Michael O’Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood third in a well spread class of twenty one boats Photo: Bob Bateman

Second after IRC time correction was Jamie McWilliam’s Royal Hong Kong YC team racing Ker40+ Signal 8. Wan & Eric Waterman’s Saxon Senator from the Royal Cork YC was third in today’s race by just 34 seconds after time correction.

Jamie McWilliam’s Royal Hong Kong YC team racing Ker40+ Signal 8Jamie McWilliam’s Royal Hong Kong YC team racing Ker40+ Signal 8 Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Alpaca and Pata Negra and Incognito race downwind in the coastal class Photo Rick TomlinsonAlpaca (left) and Pata Negra racing downwind in the coastal class Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Samatom leads the series by a single point from three boats that are all tied on points. Peter Dunlop’s Mojito, Paul & Deirdre Tingle’s Alpaca, and Michael O'Donnell’s Darkwood.

Robert Rendell’s Samatom was new last year and the British owner loves racing with Irish crew. “The boat is based at Howth, and I love to race there, and we also raced in the Round Ireland. My crew said I would love to race at Cork Week, and they were right, it has been absolutely brilliant on the water and at the Royal Cork Clubhouse. We have really close racing in the class, and we are just delighted to be at the top of it, but we will have to sail well to stay there!”

Michael O'Donnell's J122 Darkwood Photo Rick TomlinsonMichael O'Donnell's J122 Darkwood Photo Rick Tomlinson

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Published in Cork Week, ICRA
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Louay Habib is a Maritime Journalist & Broadcaster based in Hamble, United Kingdom

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Cork Week 2022

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, the dates for the 2022 edition of Cork Week in Cork Harbour is: 11 –15 July 2022

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