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Modified 1720 Sportsboat Takes the Lead in Royal Cork Winter League

18th November 2018
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Overall IRC leader Antix Beag at speed in Cork Harbour for the RCYC Winter League. Scroll down the page for photo gallery Overall IRC leader Antix Beag at speed in Cork Harbour for the RCYC Winter League. Scroll down the page for photo gallery Photo: Bob Bateman

Royal Cork Yacht Club Race officers set Course 97, a route that brought the O'Leary Insurance sponsored Winter League fleet to East Ferry in Cork Harbour and up to number 20 off Cobh writes Bob Bateman.

The modified 1720 Antix Beag (Anthony O'Leary) leads the all in IRC fleet after three races sailed by three points from club mate Kieran Collins in the Olsen 30 on nine points.
Third is Bad Company (Peter Deasy/Mark Ivors/Frank Desmond) in the Sunfast 32 one point behind.

Today's course was actually designed for a west wind but it worked very well for the 18-20 knots easterly that prevailed for day three of the League.

One boat retired with gear damage.

RCYC Winter Yacht day31Off they go with a fetch to Cork beg. Three boats were OCS at the start. Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Winter Yacht day31Jelly Baby (Jones Family) went into lead at Corkbeg and held on to it in race three Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Winter Yacht day31IRC overall leader (Above and below) Anthony O'Leary's Antix Beag at speed Photo: Bob Bateman

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RCYC Winter Yacht day31Second in IRC overall Kieran Collins' Coracle IV Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC Winter Yacht day31Third in IRC overall is Bad Company (Peter Deasy/Mark Ivors/Frank Desmond), a Sunfast 32 Photo: Bob Bateman

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