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Modified 1720 Stay on Top in Royal Cork Yacht Club Winter League

25th November 2018
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The start of race four The start of race four Photo: Bob Bateman

Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 Antix Beag from the host club continues to lead the all–in IRC spinnaker division of the O'Leary Insurance Winter League by a single point writes Bob Bateman. Staying second is Kieran Collins's Olson 30, Coracle IV. Moving up to third is Brian Jones's J109 Jelly Baby.

In spite of several competing yachts grounding before the start at low tide, Royal Cork Yacht Club Race Officers Clem and Wendy McElligott got racing away promptly, setting a course (67 on the course card ) in chilly easterly conditions of eight to ten knots to Corkbeg  The course then left number 16 to port, a run past Cobh to Whitepoint (No. 5) to starboard, a beat back to (no. 13) off Cuskinny then back out the harbour to (no 5) Dognose and then a run to Cage.

Royal Cork yacht league1Royal Cork yacht league1Two of three competing Impala's Prometeus Paul Murray and Whistlin' Dixie Tom McCarthy Photo: Bob BatemanRoyal Cork yacht league1Frank Doyle’s J122E. CaraRoyal Cork yacht league1Antix Beag helmed by Ritchie HarringtonRoyal Cork yacht league1The Grand Soleil Nieulargo sailed by 16 yr old Mia MurphyRoyal Cork yacht league1Royal Cork yacht league1The Desmond/Ivers/Deasy owned Bad Company to weather of the under-25 Academy 1720

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Published in Royal Cork YC

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