#D2D Race – Having finished the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle at 7:45pm Ruth (Shanahan Family) must play the waiting game to see if any of the following boats can beat her corrected time of half an hour shy of two days. While not wanting to give false hope, Afloat predicts that the challenging yachts still at sea will fall foul of the predicted dying breeze which is forecast to extend across Dingle Bay as night falls. Of those with an outside chance, Lady Rowena (David Bolger) has the most distance to travel, thus giving her more time to make up the deficit. However, as she is currently in a very light headwind south of the Skelligs, the upset is unlikely.
It also looks as if there will be little change to the predicted overall podium, with Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox) taking 2nd, while Aurelia (Chris & Patanne Power Smith) and Dear Prudence (Jonathan Bourke) take 3rd and 4th places respectively making it a clean sweep for the J Boats brand.
In the cruiser division, Amazing Grace (Brian O’Sullivan and Frances Clifford) continues to hold off Lady Rowena (David Bolger), while Blue Eyes (Colm Buckley & Simon Knowles) has regained the lead ceded temporarily to the father and son team aboard Big Deal (Derek & Conor Dillon}
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