A light air race brought proceedings to a close on the water in Cork Harbour yesterday at the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series writes Bob Bateman.
Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo topped a six-boat Class Zero fleet. Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice was second.
In eight boat Class One IRC, there was big change at the top after the final race as Kinsale's Elan 333 Artful Dodger (Finbarr O'Regan) lost out to the Jones family J109 Jelly Baby who took the overall prize. Third was Paul Tingle's Alpaca.
Denis Byrne's Trapper T250 Cracker from Royal Cork Yacht Club who was on the same 11 points going into the final race as the Cove Sailing Club Sonar, No Half Measures skippered by Ewan O'Keeffe had it all to do in the final race to take the lead. Byrne took the advantage and won eight boat class two IRC. O'Keeffe was second and third was Ian Hickey's Cavatina.
Prizegiving photos by Bob Bateman are below and race action photos from this month's league are in one handy link here. Full results are here.
A packed clubhouse for the Autumn Series prizegiving
RCYC Admiral Pat FarnanRear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'ConnellAidan Heffernan, Indulgence, 3rd WS1 EchoHarry Ellis, Mazu, 2nd WS1 EchoMike McCarthy, Jolastan,1st WS1Denis Ellis, Mazu, 1st WS1 IRCHarry Durcan, T Bone, 1720 2nd
Anthony O’Leary, Antix,1720 1stEwan O’Keefe, Spi 2 Echo and Spi2 Irc winner
Denis Byrne, Cracker, Spi2 IRC and Echo 2nd
Paul Tingle, Alpaca, Spi 1 Echo
Mary Jones, 3rd IRC Spi 1
James Fegan who received Prize on behalf of Denis and Annamarie Murphy Nieulargo 1st IRC and echoConor O’Donovan Memorial trophy, 1st in both IRC and Echo, Kieran O’Brien, MagnetVinny O’Shea memorial Trophy Presentation was by Darragh Connelly on behalf of family and was accepted by Michael McCann.Denis and Annamarie Murphy are in Japan