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Coastal Tail-Enders Triumphant As Breeze Fills In at Cork Week

14th July 2022
Line honours winner by quite a way on 3hrs 14mins 50secs was Signal 8 (Jamie McWilliam)
Line honours winner by quite a way on 3hrs 14mins 50secs was Signal 8 (Jamie McWilliam) Credit: Mary Malone

Were it not for Jamie McWilliam’s stratospherically-rated Ker 40 Signal 8 managing to pull a miracle performance out of a frustrating day (Thursday), the results in the 21-strong Cork Week Coastal IRC Class would have been almost a reverse listing of the ratings.

The overall win went to Liam Madden of Foynes YC who got round the course in 4 hours and 6 minutes with his 0.966-rated Dexterity, but corrected into 3 hrs 56mins 22secs to take the win. 

Robert Rendell's Grand Soleil 44 Samatom lies third overall in the Cork Week Coastal ClassRobert Rendell's Grand Soleil 44 Samatom lies third overall in the Cork Week Coastal Class Photo: Bob Bateman

Line honours winner by quite a way on 3hrs 14mins 50secs was Signal 8, and with that correcting to 4:01:59 she was still in the hunt at 5th on CT. But among those ahead of her but previously not up in the spotlight were Dennis O’Sullivan’s Aris from Bantry Bay SC (3rd on CT and rating 0.976), and Peter Hopps & Hilary Cooks’ Sam from London Corinthian SC, rating 0.976 and placing second to Dexterity.

Overall, Signal 8 is now showing ahead on 13 to the 15 of Peter Dunlop’s J/109 Mojito from Pwllheli which has to carry a 6th from today, while Robert Rendell’s Grand Soleil 44 Samatom from Howth slipped back to 8th today, but still lies 3rd overall on 24 accumulated points.

With a number of protests still to be heard, results are provisional. 

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Published in Cork Week, ICRA
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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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