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Light Air Specialists Rule in First Race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's June League (PHOTO GALLERY)

8th June 2018
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RCYC's June League first race was held in light airs. Scroll down for Photo Gallery RCYC's June League first race was held in light airs. Scroll down for Photo Gallery Photo: Bob Bateman

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.

RCYC June Yacht Race1The J70 'Wildcard' managed to fly the kite for the first two legs Photo: Bob Bateman

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.

RCYC June Yacht Race1Close racing to Cork Harbour's No.6 buoy Photo: Bob Bateman

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.

RCYC June Yacht Race1X362 Tux Photo: Bob Bateman

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