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Winners Confirmed in Last Race of Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn League

28th October 2018
Frank Doyle's J122 Cara Frank Doyle's J122 Cara Photo: Bob Bateman

A 15-knot northwesterly breeze brought the 2018 Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn League to a close today writes Bob Bateman. 

The series attracted entries from all the south coast clubs including Kinsale Yacht Club, the newly founded Great Island SC, Monkstown Bay SC, Waterford Harbour SC and Schull Harbour SC.

This year's series was raced over five Sundays with a good mix of laid courses and coastal style courses across the series as well as racing for 1720's on their own course.

After seven races sailed, Conor Phelan's clean slate in a four-boat class zero fleet meant the Ker 37 did not have to sail the last race. Second overall was Frank Doyle's J122 Cara. 

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In the 14-boat Class one and two fleet, Annamarie and Denis Murphy's Grand Soliel 40 Nieulargo was the overall victor after seven races by four points from Kieran Collins' Olson 30 Coracle IV. Third was the Jones family J109, Jelly Baby.

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Visiting Westerly Fulmar, (Robert Marchant) from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club was the overall winner by four points after seven races sailed. Second was Richard Leonard's Bolero 26, Bandit. Third was the Trapper 250 Cracker (Denis Byrne). 


In the 1720 sportsboat class, after 12 races sailed and two discards, Tom Durcan and Clive O'Shea's T-Bone emerged as the overall winners by three points from Anthony O'Leary's Evolution Racing.

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For full results see here 

Published in Royal Cork YC

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