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Drama Filled Second Race Day at Royal Cork's Autumn League

7th October 2018
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Heavy weather sailing off Roches Point in today's second race of the RCYC Autumn League. Scroll down for photo gallery Heavy weather sailing off Roches Point in today's second race of the RCYC Autumn League. Scroll down for photo gallery Photo: Robert Bateman

It was a drama–filled second race day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League when near gale force winds swept through today's coastal course race writes Bob Bateman

The three boats competing in Class Zero were reduced to two when Conor Doyle's XP50 Freya split her jib at the harbour mouth forcing her retiral.

Southwesterly winds at Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour were averaging 24 knots but gusting to over thirty.

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Dave Doyle's Muskateer from Great Island Sailing Club Photo: Bob Bateman

Prior to that, the zero start was postponed when Conor Phelan's Jump Juice fouled the pin end buoy of the start line and had to be freed and the line reset.

In a separate incident, in class one, the rail or rail wire on Paul Tingle's  XP33 Alpaca gave way and some of her hiking crew ended up in the water but were all recovered safely.

untitled 8922The course set by Race Officer Peter Crowley

Race officer Peter Crowley sent classes 0,1,2,3,4 on a coastal course starting close to Whitegate. Zero went to Daunt, Smiths, W1, No.5 with a finish at Cage. 

Class 1and 2 went to W1, Power Head, Ringabella, No.5 and a finish at Cage

Classes 3 and 4 got a shorter course out to Ringabella Harp and finish at Cage.

Race Officer David O'Brien sent the white sail division to Ringabella, Harp mark, back to W1, no 5 and finish at Cage. White Sail One got a slightly longer course but in the same area.

The 1720s sailed on the Harbour's Eastern Bank.

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Sigma 33 Flyover (David Marchant)  Photo: Bob Bateman

Results are here

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Miss Whiplash (John Downey) Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Jelly Baby (Brian Jones) Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Above and below the Elan 333 Chancer Photos: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Coracle (Barry Rose) to leeward and Finnbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodger Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210The J109 Justus from Kinsale Yacht Club Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Ria Lyden's Ellida Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210(Above and below) The J80 Jedi skippered by Fergus Coughlan Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Bad Company, (Desmond/Ivers/Deasy) Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Autumn Yacht race210Robert Marchant's Fulmar Fever from Waterford Harbour Photo: Bob BatemanRCYC Autumn Yacht race210Sean Hanley's Luas, a HB31 Photo: Bob Bateman

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