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Royal Cork Yacht Club Presents O'Leary Insurance Winter League Prizes

8th December 2019
Sally O’Leary presents the Archie O’Leary Memorial Trophy to Anthony O’Leary and Sophie Browne (all in spinnaker fleet) Included are Kieran O’Connell, Rear Admiral Keelboats, Capt. Pat Farnan, RCYC Admiral and Nicholas O’Leary Sally O’Leary presents the Archie O’Leary Memorial Trophy to Anthony O’Leary and Sophie Browne (all in spinnaker fleet) Included are Kieran O’Connell, Rear Admiral Keelboats, Capt. Pat Farnan, RCYC Admiral and Nicholas O’Leary Photo: Bob Bateman

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.

 DSC3588Denis Murphy's 'Nieulargo' was second in Spin 1 IRC

 DSC3588 Clem and Wendy McElligott who each year lay up their Sigma 33 Sea Hawk and become ROs for the winter League

 DSC3588Paul Tingle's “Alpaca” was the All in W/S winner

 DSC3588David Jones (tight) was the Winner (Under 25 Fleet)

 DSC3588Dave Lane, Ye Gotta Wanna” ,1st Spinnaker Echo

 DSC3562Rear Admiral Cruising Mike Rider, 1st White Sail2 EchoSean Hanley Luas 1st White Sail2 IRCSean Hanley, Luas 1st White Sail2 IRC

Frank Caul,  John Molloy Prince of Tides 2nd White Sail1 EchoFrank Caul, John Molloy Prince of Tides 2nd White Sail1 EchoAidan Heffernan Indulgence2nd White Sail IRCAidan Heffernan, Indulgence 2nd White Sail IRC

Frank Desmon, 'Bad Company' Spinnaker 2 IRC  Frank Desmon, 'Bad Company' Spinnaker 2 IRC

Published in Royal Cork YC

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