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O'Keefe's Tux Wins Royal Cork Race

13th May 2011
O'Keefe's Tux Wins Royal Cork Race
Mary O'Keefes' Tux, an X-332, was the winner of last night's IRC class one fleet in Cork Harbour, a night of perfect sailing conditions reports Hugh Mockler. In class two Kieran and Liz O'Brien's Magnet, an MG335, scored a second race win to lead overall after the second race of the season. Full Results below.

Short legs and plenty of mark roundings and a WNW breeze of 15 to 18 knots with flat water and sunshine made for a great night's sailing at Royal Cork Yacht Club.

There were over 20 boats racing in the McWilliam Sailmakers May league. Class 1 started at 19.00hrs, then Class 2 & 3 at 19.05 and then the White Sail at 19.10.

Race Officer was Edmund Cogan (National 18 sailor) with the help of his team. The combnined fleet started at Corkbeg and the firt leg was a beat to No.8, staying on the Eastern side of the course seemed to pay off.

The tide was ebbing with low water at 20.00hrs but for neap tides, there was still a good flow out of the harbour.

Adding an extra complication to race tactics was a cable laying tug in the middle of the course with yellow marker buoys around it, marking an exclusion zone. 'Do we go North or South?' was the decision skippers had to make.

Far easier was remembering the course; all the marks were to starboard.

After No.8 there was a short reach to No.10. After No.10 the fleet headed for No.7 before a gybe back to Corkbeg.

Spinnakers came down at Corkbeg and a close-hauled reach across the harbour to the Cage Buoy off the Grassy Walk line.

After that there was another reach back the way we came to Corkbeg, with big debates whether to carry a kite or not. .

The fleet rounded Corbeg and then reached close-hauled once again back to the finish line at the Grassy Walk.

Main results below

Class One IRC
Series PlaceSail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1 IRL3209 Endgame A35 Frank Doyle 1.031 5 1 4
2 IRL6021 Ellida X332 Ria Lyden 0.986 5 3 2
3 IRL8991 Exhale X362 Sport Diarmuid & Hilda Good 1.024 7 2 5
4 IRL892 Tux X332 Mary O'Keeffe 0.981 8 7 1
5 IRL2003 Gloves Off Corby 38 Kieran Twomey 1.115 10 7 3
6 IRL7290 Felix X332 Michael Wallace 0.981 11 4 7
7 IRL2805 Indulgence Dufour 36 Aidan Heffernan 1.023 13 7 6
8 IRL1367 Endeavour First 36.7 Conor & Denise Phelan 1.009 16 7 9
8 IRL2007 Jump Juice Ker 37 C & D Phelan 1.105 16 7 9
8 IRL3939 Antix Ker 39 Anthony O'Leary 1.129 16 7 9
8 IRL4430 Samba Sunfast 40.3 John Downing 1.030 16 7 9
8 IRL9609 Jelly Baby J109 Ian Nagle & Paul O'Malley 1.029 16 7 9
8 IRL9834 True Penance Projection 35 Mod Colman Garvey & Martin Darrer 16 7 9
8 IRL13500 D-Tox X35 Donal O'Leary 16 7 9
8 IRL17200 Antix Beag 1720 Mod Robert O'Leary 1.005 16 7 9
Class Two IRC
Series PlaceSail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1 GBR9896 Magnet MG335 Kieran & Liz O'Brien 0.945 2 1 1
2 IRL9732 Wicked Sunfast 32 Mark Mendell 0.940 5 2 3
3 IRL16859 Bad Company Sunfast 32 Desmond, Ivers & Deasy 0.939 8 6 2
4 IRL1022 Aramis Contessa 33 Pat Vaughan 0.929 8 4 4
5 IRL78 No Gnomes Nicholson 33 mod Leonard Donnery 0.910 11 3 8
6 IRL1972 No Excuse X 302 MK2 Ted Crosbie 0.931 11 6 5
7 IRL1193 Catalpa First 31.7 Derry Nash 0.955 12 5 7
8 IRL6676 Y-Knot First 32S5 Pat Barrett & Cathal Conlon 0.933 14 8 6
9 GBR7525 Thunderbird Corby 25 Denis Coleman 0.940 19 8 11
9 IRL2005 Gosling First 31.7 Gerard O'Sullivan 0.955 19 8 11
9 IRL2525 Yanks $ Ffrancs Corby 25 Vincent O'Shea 0.938 19 8 11
9 IRL3492 Big Deal Dehler 34 Derek Dillon 0.925 19 8 11
9 IRL3651 Aisling Dufour 36 Bryan Heffernan 0.933 19 8 11
9 IRL3861 Cavatina Granada 38 Ian Hickey 0.928 19 8 11
9 IRL9187 Aurora Corby 25 Ronan Lydon 0.935 19 8 11
9 IRL9992 Split Point Dufour 34 Performance Seamus Gilroy 0.966 19 8 11
White Sail IRC
Series PlaceSail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1 IRL3691W Silk Breeze Dehler 36 Ernie Dillon 0.927 2 1 1
2 IRL3612W Sweet Dreams Sun Odyssey 36i Batt O'Leary 0.982 6 2 4
3 IRL2510W Lady T Jeanneau 32i Michael Lynch 0.940 6 3 3
4 GBR1786YW Thistle Hustler 25.5 Peter Webster 0.805 7 5 2
5 IRL3610W Elegance Sun Odyssey 36i Paul O'Shea 0.963 11 4 7
6 IRL1022W Aramis Contessa 33 Pat Vaughan 0.920 14 7 7
6 IRL1950W X-Tension X-372MH Conor O'Donovan 0.952 14 7 7
6 IRL2005W Gosling Beneteau 31.7 Ger O'Sulllivan 0.945 14 7 7
6 IRL2406W Expression Jeaneau 30 Billy Duane 0.868 14 7 7
6 IRL3492W Big Deal Dehler 34 Derek Dillon 0.915 14 7 7
6 IRL3651W Aisling Dufour 365 Brian Heffernan 0.930 14 7 7
6 IRL3861W Cavatina Granada 38 Ian Hickey 0.913 14 7 7
6 IRL9992W Split Point Dufour 34 Seamus Gilroy 0.955 14 7 7
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