With Cork Harbour Winter racing falling victim to gales like Dublin Bay, Royal Cork Yacht Club presented the overall prizes for its O'Leary Insurance Winter League writes Bob Bateman.
Competitors gathered in the bar of the RCYC for mulled wine and mince pies and for the Christmas presentation of the 'Irish Mist' Perpetual Trophy in Memory of Archie O’Leary a former Admiral of the Club.
In the spinnaker division, Anthony O Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat continued its series-long lead to collect the overall trophy. Second was the J24 YaGottaWanna with the Sunfast 32 Bad Company (Desmond/Ivers/Deasy) in third place.
Paul and Deirdre Tingle's X34 Alpaca was the winner of the 15-boat White Sail division. Second was Aidan Heffernan's Dufour 36 Indulgence. Third was the HB 31 Luas skippered by Sean Hanley.
Full results are here. Prizegiving photos below.
Denis Murphy's 'Nieulargo' was second in Spin 1 IRC
Clem and Wendy McElligott who each year lay up their Sigma 33 Sea Hawk and become ROs for the winter League
Paul Tingle's “Alpaca” was the All in W/S winner
David Jones (tight) was the Winner (Under 25 Fleet)
Dave Lane, Ye Gotta Wanna” ,1st Spinnaker Echo
Rear Admiral Cruising Mike Rider, 1st White Sail2 EchoSean Hanley, Luas 1st White Sail2 IRC
Frank Caul, John Molloy Prince of Tides 2nd White Sail1 EchoAidan Heffernan, Indulgence 2nd White Sail IRC
Frank Desmon, 'Bad Company' Spinnaker 2 IRC