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Cork Week Classic Do Some Self-Pruning

14th July 2022
Persephone (Y Lambert) passes Roches Point in the Cork Week Classics Division
French entry Persephone (Y Lambert) passes Roches Point in the Cork Week Classics Division racing Credit: Mary Malone

By the finish, the number of contenders in the Cork Week Classics on Thursday could be counted on the fingers of one un-mutilated hand, as overall points leader Bilou-Belle, a Dick Carter Tina design from the late 1960s, dropped out in frustration to leave just four boats to make it to the finish line, with Patrick Dorgan in the hyper-vintage Cork Harbour One Design Elsie getting a popular win both on the water and in the CT stakes, while the honour of the Dick Carter contingent from France was maintained by Persephone (Y Lambert) taking second and third went to Terry Birles with Erin.

Patrick Dorgan in the hyper-vintage Cork Harbour One Design ElsiePatrick Dorgan in the hyper-vintage Cork Harbour One Design Elsie Photo: Mary Malone

That useful third, however, is enough to have Erin leading overall on a scoreline of 4,2,4,3 for the week so far.

Terry Birles with ErinTerry Birles with Erin Photo: Bob Bateman

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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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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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