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D2D 7am Sat – Royal Cork's Antix Leads the Offshore Fleet West

13th June 2015
(Top) Antix makes her get away along the south coast this morning, a clear leader on IRC handicap. Photo: Michael Chester
D2D 7am Sat – Royal Cork's Antix Leads the Offshore Fleet West

#D2DRace – Rounding the Tuskar Rock after 7am this morning, the Royal Cork and Baltimore crew on Commodore's Cup winner Antix (Anthony O'Leary) is heading west at 7 knots to be first in IRC handicap and contiune to be 2015 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race leaders. After a night at sea, the 30–boat National Yacht Club fleet is still tightly bunched off the Wexford coast with 190–miles to sail to the Dingle finish. The bulk of the fleet will round the Tuskar Rock by mid–morning with some early notable front runners including the Dublin Bay DB1 Red Rhum (Johnathan Nicholson), as high as fourth place. The vintage Dehler chose a shore side strategy from the Dun Laoghaire start heading directly to Wicklow Head. It was an inshore strategy, with a premium on downwind skills, that paid off with the leaders in three divisions (racing, two handed and cruiser) all picking that option.

The forecast until Sunday at 7am show only light northerly winds along the Cork coast.


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Read more on the 2015 D2D in this morning's Sailing on Saturday blog Team

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