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Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta 2018

29th August 2018
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Mike Rider’s Rear Admiral Cruising sailing in last weekend's RCYC 'At Home' Regatta. Scroll down for photo gallery Mike Rider’s Rear Admiral Cruising sailing in last weekend's RCYC 'At Home' Regatta. Scroll down for photo gallery Photo: Bob Bateman

Photographer Bob Bateman captured the sailing cruiser and mixed dinghy action in Cork Harbour during Royal Cork's 'At Home' Regatta 2018 last weekend.

A nice southwesterly sea breeze filled in on Saturday for the opening day of the Royal Cork “At Home” sponsored by Mater Private.

RCYC Rear Admiral (Keelboats) Kieran O’Connell did the honours as race officer for the Cruiser classes.

RCYC At Home14Colin Morehead, RCYC Vice Admiral, sailing “Bene Baby"

Setting a windward mark off the entrance to Cork Harbour and using navigation buoys for the gybe and leeward marks and this, coupled with starting the white sail fleet first, meant that all the fleets were in close proximity to each other.

RCYC At Home14George Radley’s “Cortegada” off Roches Point

Meanwhile, on the Curlane Bank. the dinghies sailed and it was nice to see some of the younger competitors sailing their first 'real' race having completed the sailing courses during the summer holidays.

RCYC At Home14Brian Jones (Rear Admiral Dinghies) sailing his J109 “Jelly Baby”

RCYC At Home14Paul and Deirdre Tingle’s “Alpaca”

RCYC At Home14“Bad Company “ (Deasy Ivers Desmond) avoid a lone fisherman off Roches Point

The National 18s sailed their own course also on the bank. And it all provided a colourful spectacle.

RCYC At Home14National 18s on the Curlane Bank course

Sunday turned out grey and much windier.

The wind was very flukey and a large lop met the keelboat fleet. On the dinghy course some of the younger competitors were brought out on the Committee boat, from there they got to watch the RS 200s, Fevas and other classes at high speed with the occasional capsize of course.

On return to shore it was time to enjoy the Ladies Afternoon Tea, Crab Fishing, The Admirals “Boules” match and the hotly contested Tug of War. The under twelve girls won albeit with a bit of help from some large helpers used to grinding winches....

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