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The second race of the May league for the 'Genaveve Plate' was raced at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork on Saturday in near 'tropical' conditions, according to organisers.

The fleet started downwind from the harbour line in a light northerly breeze, rounding the Cush Buoy off Long Island and then heading for the Amelia Buoy.

On approaching the mark, the wind dropped to zero, which allowed the back markers to rejoin the fleet while they all drifted around for a period before restarting in a light northeasterly for a final leg into the harbour on a shortened course.

The Murphy family's  Shelly D, a Moody 30, took the win in the Schull Harbour Sailing Club for the 'Genaveve Plate' as part of the club's May LeagueThe Murphy family's  Shelly D, a Moody 30, took the win in the Schull Harbour Sailing Club for the 'Genaveve Plate' as part of the club's May League

Flor O Riordan's Three Cheers took line honours, however, victory in both IRC and Echo went to the Murphy family in Shelly D, with Peter Duggan's Manzanita and Schull Community College's Athena taking second and third in Echo, while Athena was second in IRC ahead of 3 Cheers in third.

Published in West Cork

Growler (G. Horgan) took home the trophy at the Schull Harbour Sailing Club's Summer cruiser league's Tadg Dwyer Trophy Race on Saturday.

Dave O’Brien’s Aphrodite came in second, while John McGowan’s Mackey G took third place.

This was the eighth race of the league, which has Barry Quinlan’s Capella in the overall lead with 20 points, followed by Tony O’Brien’s Tighey Boy with 30 points. Tadg Dwyer’s Brazen Huzie, with 33 points, comes in at third place.

The club is preparing for next week's CD Environmental-sponsored Calves Week Regatta, which should see 75 boats come to the line for West Cork's biggest sailing event.

Published in West Cork

Tom Newman’s Sitelle won the Ronan Long Island Trophy Race at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork.

Don McCarthy’s VSOP was second, and Brian Ronan’s Kopper Too was third.

Published in West Cork

The Mulloy Trophy Race on Saturday at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork was won by Tony O’Brien’s J109 Tighey Boy, with Tadgh Dwyer’s Brazen Huzie second and John McGowan’s Mackey G third.

SHSC is now in the final stage of preparations for its CD Environmental Calves Week Regatta from 8 - 11 August 2023.

Published in West Cork

Don McCarthy's Sovereign 'V.S.O.P.' won the Barnett Trophy at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork on July 1.

Fine sailing conditions off Schull saw McCarthy beat Barry Quinlan's Dehler 35 Capella in a strong breeze of over 20 knots. 

The one-hour, forty-minute Barnett Trophy fixture was race four in the  All-in-Club ECHO 2023 Summer League.

Dave O'Brien's First 32 Aphrodite was third.

Overall Quinlan leads the summer league by a margin of three points.

Published in West Cork

At Schull Harbour Sailing Club's All-In cruiser ECHO racing in West Cork, the Windbourne Trophy was won by Kevin Daly's Jamaro.

The Geneveve Trophy winner was Tony O'Brien's J109 Tighey Boy, and Alan Dwyer's Joxer won the Rosbrin Trophy.

The Barnett Trophy is scheduled for this Saturday.

Summer League leader is John McGowan's Mackey G, with Barry Quinlan's Capella second and Tadg Dwyer's Brazen Husie third.

Published in West Cork

After three races in Schull Harbour Sailing Club’s Autumn League, Don McCarthy’s Sovereign VSOP leads on 13 points, with Simon Nelson’s Witchcraft second on 14 and Alan Dwyer’s Sally in Stitiches third on 16.

Published in West Cork

Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork has thirteen yachts racing its weekly Saturday league series. Flor O’Riordan’s Elan 31 ‘3 Cheers’ won the fifth race of the series under All-In Club Standard ECHO/IRC handicap, with Tony O’Brien’s J109 Tighey Roy second and Manzanita, John Molloy, third.

The win for ‘3 Cheers’ places it third in the series which is led overall by Martin Lane’s Oceanis 33, Chatterbox, on 8 points. Second overall is Tighey Boy on 8 points, with Flor O’Riordan on 10. Manzanita is in fourth place, one behind on 11.

Fifty for Calves Week 2022

Fifty yachts have entered for Calves Week at Schull, which will be raced from August 2 to 5, the top West Cork event of the Summer sailing season.

Racing will be under IRC and ECHO handicaps and there will be a White Sail class, also scored under ECHO and IRC.

Registration will be on Monday, August 1, at the Fastnet Outdoor Education Centre from 2 to 5 p.m., with a briefing for Skippers to follow at 6 p.m.

Published in West Cork

Martin Lane’s Chatterbox won the May Cruiser League at Schull Harbour Sailing Club (SHSC) in West Cork.

Michael Murphy’s Shelly D was second and Frank O’Hara’s Samphire third.

The Summer Series begins at SHSC on Saturday, June 11th.

Published in West Cork

A 12-mile "gentle reintroduction" started the racing season at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork.

The 'Saturday Morning Taste of Sailing' sessions were restarted, with thirteen junior sailors in five boats bringing youngsters onto the water for club training. This will continue until the end of August.

That afternoon, eleven cruisers came to the start line for the cruiser season's opening race, which is traditionally for the 1st Commodore Trophy.

Conditions were ideal with sunshine and light to moderate Westerly winds. They raced a 12-mile course around Goat Island and club marks - "providing a gentle reintroduction to all points of sailing," said club Commodore Sean Norris.

ECHO Handicap was won by Gaby Hogan's 'Growler' with the 'experimental' IRC/Standard Echo Handicap winner being Flor Riordan's '3 Cheers.'

Next Saturday's Race is for the Applebe Trophy.

Published in News Update
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About Pamela Lee, Irish Offshore Sailor

Ireland has produced some of the world’s most dedicated offshore sailors, and Pamela Lee of Greystones is one of them. She has made a name for herself in the sailing world, having worked as a mate on a charter Super-yacht for two and a half years. After coming ashore, she has been fully committed to her offshore sailing ambitions since 2019.

Lee has raced in various craft, including Figaro 3s, Class 40, Tp 52s, and multihulls, and has eight transatlantic crossings under her belt. In partnership with Kenny Rumball, Lee supported Rumball’s La Solitaire du Figaro sailing campaign to secure the Irish berth in the proposed Mixed Offshore Keelboat event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

One of Lee’s stated main aims is to promote female empowerment in sport, and she set out to establish a double-handed Round Ireland speed record with Englishwoman Cat Hunt in the winter of 2020. This campaign gained much publicity, and Lee expressed pride in bringing sailing and offshore sailing, in particular, into the conversation for 2020.

To further her offshore sailing career, Lee moved to France, where she has recently secured a place to skipper a yacht in the Transat Jacques Vabre Challenge in October 2023. Lee’s passion and dedication to offshore sailing are inspiring, and her achievements are a testament to her hard work and perseverance.