#WIORA – In an ebb tide the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Championship's hosted by Foynes Yacht Club got off to a terrific start yesterday on the Shannon Estuary. Race Officer, Liam Dineen set a challenging course for some of the classes. Competitors who travelled from Sligo to Mountshanon, enjoyed fine sailing in a steady north-westerly winds of 30 knots that kept the four fleets entertained for the passage race, which was raced east of Foynes Island to the Loughill navigation buoy.
Class 1 IRC: 1st Joyrider, 2nd Mustang Sally, 3rd Dexterity.
Echo: 1st Mustang Sally, 2nd Joyrider. 3rd Dexterity.
Class 2 IRC: 1st Dis-A-Ray. 2nd 2602. 3rd Golden Kopper.
Echo: Dis-A-Ray. 2nd 2602. 3rd Golden Kopper.
Class 3 IRC: 1st Reconnaissance. 2nd Jaws. 3rd Battle.
Echo: 1st Reconnaissance. 2nd Jaws. 3rd Battle.
Whiite Sails Division One: 1st Serendipity of Solent. 2nd Wyte Dolphin. 3rd Kerry Dream.
White Sails Division Two: 1st Alpara. 2nd Jabiru. 3rd Sea Saw.