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Royal Cork's Navy Race Gets Brisk Conditions

15th September 2018
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Brian Jones sailing Jelly Baby. Scroll down for photo gallery Brian Jones sailing Jelly Baby. Scroll down for photo gallery Photo: Bob Bateman

A stiff southwesterly breeze with a cloudy sky was the order of the day for the annual Naval Race at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman.

This year the organisers chose a central location in the Harbour close to Whitegate Jetty to start the race. This was to facilitate yachts from Monkstown, Cobh the Naval Squadron and the Royal Cork Yacht Club to participate.

RCYC Navy Yacht race2Mo Ghile Mear from MBSC rounding number 8 buoy

Race officer Tom O’ Mahoney sent the eight spinnaker entrants to Number eight Buoy on to Ringabella, back into the harbour before going to East Ferry and finishing at the Signal Tower on the Base with finger food and refreshments served in the Mess on Haulbowline Island.

RCYC Navy Yacht race2The White Sail start

The white sail fleet of 20 yachts had a similar course except the leg up to East Ferry was omitted.

RCYC Navy Yacht race2Royal Cork's under 25 team

RCYC Navy Yacht race2Pat Vaughan's Aramis

RCYC Navy Yacht race2Ria Lyden's Ellida

RCYC Navy Yacht race2Relativity from Cove Sailing Club

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