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Modified 1720 Wins in First Race of Royal Cork's Winter League

4th November 2018
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Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag was the winner of the Spinnaker one class. Scroll down for more photos from today's race Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag was the winner of the Spinnaker one class. Scroll down for more photos from today's race Photo: Bob Bateman

Coracle helmed by Mel Collins got off to a good start and led across Cork Harbour followed closely by Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag in the first races of the O’Leary Insurance Group’s sponsored Winter League at Royal Cork Yacht Club today writes Bob Bateman.

There was just a trickle of breeze at the start of the race but winds increased somewhat during racing, just as well with a 3.9m flood tide.

DSC 8316Light winds prevailed for the first RCYC Winter League Race

Having put their Sigma 33 Sea Hawk to bed for Winter, Clem and Wendy Mc Elligott, took up their annual role as race officers for the series. They set a course from The Committee boat /Cage across to the Eastern shore of the Harbour to Corkbeg back to round Cage take Number 7 to port round number 13 and finish between the Committee Boat and Number 9.

Despite her early lead, Coracle (Olsen 30) had to give way to an outward bound Gas Carrier and this allowed Antix Beag through on the water.

Corrected results are here.

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Published in Royal Cork YC

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