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Royal Cork Yacht Club's New 'Pop Up' Race Initiative for Keelboats

11th June 2018
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Denis Murphy and crew on Nieulargo were the winners of RCYC's first pop up race. Scroll down for more photos Denis Murphy and crew on Nieulargo were the winners of RCYC's first pop up race. Scroll down for more photos Photo: Bob Bateman

Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour introduced the first of its Keelboat 'Pop up' family-oriented races last Friday. The idea was to start at 1800 and round as many marks as possible in 1hr and 30mins, for every minute each competitor was late back across the finish line, they would have one mark deducted from their total, the final total would be then divided by the boats Club ECHO handicap.

Denis Murphy and crew on Nieulargo were the winners on the night, with a total of 17 marks rounded and a finishing time of 1934 giving him a total of 14 marks to count and a score of 14.01

Second was Brian and Mary Jone and crew on Jelly Baby with a total of 24 marks rounded and finishing time of 1944 giving him a total of 10 marks to count and a score of 10.10

Third was Mel Collins and crew on Coracle IV with a total of 17 marks rounded and finishing time of 1946 giving him a total of 1 mark to count and a score of 1.03.

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