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Antix, Storm, Allure, Tiger and Xtension are IRC Winners

19th June 2011
Antix, Storm, Allure, Tiger and Xtension are IRC Winners

Six wins was more than enough for locals Neil Kennefick and Joxer O'Briens' Tiger to win Class three of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association national championships that ended in Crosshaven this evening.

The quarter-tonner from the host club was the favourite in Class Three since Friday when the immaculate black hulled yacht opened her national championship account with three firsts.

Following the thrills of heavy air sailing on Saturday the final day of racing turned out to be a beautiful sun filled one with a breeze of 7/8 knots.

Classes Zero, One and Two with Race Officer Peter Crowley were sailing windward/leeward courses almost out to the Daunt while Classes Three, Four and Whitesail sailed off Trabolgan with Race Officer Richard Leonard. 

All fleets with the exception of Whitesail sailed two races today.

Anthony O'Leary successfully defended his IRC zero title in his Ker 39 from a reduced fleet of five entries.

Counting five firsts Howth's  J109 Storm (Pat Kelly) took an impressive vistory in class one IRC beating the modified 1720 Antix beag by 11 points.

Early leader in class two Allure from Kinsale Yacht Club maintined form to win from  the Dehler 34 Disaray.

Full IRC results and photos and prizegiving photos are below:

Class Zero winner Antnony O'Leary's Antix. Photo: Bob Bateman


Class One winner Pat Kelly's Storm. Photo: Bob Bateman
Brian Goggin's Class Two Winner, Allure from Kinsale. Photo: Bob Bateman

Class Three winners Tiger prepare for a hoist. Photo: Bob Bateman

Winning form from the Dynamo 25. Photo: Bob Bateman

The winning Whitesail yacht, Xtension. Photo: Bob Bateman
Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries Points
1IRL3939EAntixKer 39Anthony O'LearyRCYC1.1297
2IRL2003EGloves OffCorby 38Kieran TwomeyRCYC1.11513
3IRL2007EJump JuiceKerConor PhelanRCYC1.10518
4IRL9852ECrazy HorseMills 36Chambers/ReillyHYC1.08521
5GBR7737REImpetuousCorby 37Richard FildesSCYC1.09125
Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries Points
1IRL1141EStormJ109Pat KellyRSC/HYC1.0197
2IRL17200EAntix Beag1720 (modified)Robert O'LearyRCYC1.00518
3IRL9609EJelly BabyJ109RCYC1.02918
4IRL13500ED-toxX-35Donal O'LearyRCYC1.04835
6IRL8991EExhaleX362 Sport1.02539
7IRL8109EJetstreamJ109Peter Redden1.02840
8IRL892ETuxX332Mary O'Keeffe0.98144
9IRL6021EEllidaX332Ria Lyden0.98648
10IRL7290EFelixX332Michael & Gretta Wallace0.98158.5
11IRL3323EDexterityX332Alan McEneff (Team Foynes)Foynes YC0.98459
12IRL3709EAxiomX37Michael O'NeillRIYC1.03559.5
13IRL811ERaptorMILLS 30CRDenis HewittRIYC1.02562
14IRL6695EEosX362 SportDavid ScottKYC1.02265
Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries Points
1IRL2506EAllureCorby 25Brian GogginKinsale YC0.93615
2IRL487EDisarayDehler 34 Optima 101Raymond McGibneyFoynes YC0.92927
3IRL2525EYanks $ ffrancsCorby 25Vincent O'SheaRCYC0.93628
4GBR7525REThundebirdCorby 25Denis ColemanRCYC0.94129
5IRL2010EAlpacaFirst 31.7Paul & Deirdre TingleRCYC0.95730.5
6GBR9896EMagnetMG335Kieran & Liz O'BrienRCYC0.94432.5
7IRL16859EBad CompanySunfast 32Desmond / Ivers / DeasyRCYC0.93933
8IRL4170ESlack AliceGK WesterleyShane StathamWHSC0.95133.5
9IRL7495EMaximusX302Paddy KyneHYC/WHSC0.93038
10IRL9732EWickedSunfast 32Mark MendelRCYC0.94050.5
11IRL3492EBig DealDehlerDerek DillonFoynes YC0.92562
12IRL1022EAramisContessa 33Pat VaughanRCYC0.92972
13IRL26026ERuthlessCorby 26Conor RonanSligo YC0.95373
14IRL2706EKodachiCorby 27Denis EllisCove SC0.95974
15IRL6676EY-KnotFirst 32s5Barrett/ConlonRCYC0.93385
Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries Points
1IRL999999ETigerQuarter tonKenefick & O'BrienRCYC0.9026
2IRL3087EAnchor ChallengeQuarter tonEamonn RohanKYC0.91213
3NZL3311EBlackfunQuarter TonJamie McDowellRoyal Port Nicholson YC0.90816
4IRL1771EShillelaghBlazer 23 (Kirby)John TwomeyKYC0.86827
5IRL9600EImpacuniousHunter ImpalaEdward RiceRCYC0.88828
6IRL78ENo-GnomesNicholson 33ModLeonard DonneryRCYC0.91034
7IRL4794EJunebugJ24Hyde & FoleyRCYC0.88940
8IRL9564EWhyte KnightImpala OODFergus CoughlanCove SC0.89046
9IRL9538ERunning WildHunter Impala OODSullivan BrothersRCYC0.89049
10IRL9591EPrometheusImpala OODPaul MurrayRCYC0.88857
11IRL9577EBedlamImpalaDavid DoyleCove Sailing Club0.89069
Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries Points
1GBR9625RESundancerDynamo 25Alan MulcahyKYC0.8417
2172EGranny KnotWesterley GK24Michael SextonKYC0.83010
Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries Points
1IRL1950EXtensionX372Conor O'DonovanRCYC0.9527
2IRL4430ESambaSF 403John DowningRCYC1.0069
3IRL4434ESigma 33OODTom McNeiceRCYC0.90511
4IRL2406 ExpressionJeanneau Sunlight 30Billy & Hillary DuaneRCYC0.86814
5IRL7212 PhaetonGK29Clive DohertyRCYC0.83214
6IRL9992ESplit PointDufour 34 PerformanceSeamus GilroyRCYC0.95520
7IRL4369ECharismaSigma 33OODDes Lyons/Aine DunneKYC0.90426
8IRL3612 Sweet DreamsSun Odyssey 36iBatt & Helen O'LearyRCYC0.98234
9IRL3252 MoliaDufour 325 GLDenis MurphyRCYC0.91536
10IRL408 Julia BSHE33Bill O'MahonyRCYC0.85440
11IRL2510 Lady TSun Odyssey 32iMicheal LynchRCYC0.94042
12IRL5639 RythmTrapper 28James O'BrienGlandore0.86843
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