Once again there was a superb evening of Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in Cork Harbour last night. There was a strong cool breeze at the start with some debate about a No. 1 or No.2 . No. 1 was the call and just as well because the wind dropped as the race went on, going from about 18 knots down to 10 knots coming from the south west.
It was a good night for "Thistle" Peter Webster in White Sail, "Junebug" Sarah Hyde in Class 3, "Magnet" Kieran & Liz O'Brien in Class 2 (their third bullet of the league) and "Tux" Mary O'Keefe getting her second first of the league.
The Race Officer set an excellent course (Course No.97). A nice beat from Corbeg to the Cage Buoy off the Grassy Walk Line. The tide was still flooding quite strong even though there was only an hour left in the tide.
There was a long Spinnaker run up the harbour to No.11 a gybe and on towards Aghada to East Ferry 1 Buoy. "I couldn't believe that it was my first time being at this side of the harbour this year" remarked one crew. Once around the mark the fleet were beating again back leaving No.9 to port and on to the Cage.
After that there was a short run to Corkbeg and a short beat back to the finish at the Cage.