The first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's June Thursday league, sponsored by Union Chandlery, was held last night in balmy light winds of six or seven knots writes Bob Bateman.
The course was from a Committee boat start to No. 5 back to Cage, then out to No. 6, back to Cage across to Corkbeg with a finish back at Cage.
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It was a reaching start but only Dara O'Shea's J70 Wildcard could fly her asymmetric which she did for the first two legs.
Mel Collins in Coracle IV started well at the pin end followed by three generations of the MacSweeney family sailing together with members of the RCYC Topper squad.
Mary O'Keefe's X362 started well and got the better of Ria Lyden's X362, Ellida. However, during the beat to No.6 Lyden's light air skills allowed Ellida to get the upper hand and she took the lead from Tux.