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Optimist Dinghy Sailor Wins Royal Cork's Revived Coolmore Race

17th August 2020
Dinghies racing in the Coolmore race on the Owenabue River at Crosshaven. Scroll down for photos Dinghies racing in the Coolmore race on the Owenabue River at Crosshaven. Scroll down for photos Photo: Bob Bateman

The Coolmore Race is an old Cork Harbour yacht race that has been brought back to life by Royal Cork Yacht Club after many years.

After a day of torrential rain, the downpour stopped and sadly the wind died with it. After the dinghies were launched they were towed up the Owenabue River to the start at Coolmore Estate.

The 50 competing boats started at the top of the tide and had the benefit of the ebb for a race back to the RCYC clubhouse. However, the course was shortened and the first boat to finish was James Dwyer (Matthews) in a Laser 4.7 but close on his heels came JP Curtin in an Optimist and won the Trophy. 

Coolmore Photo slideshow by Bob Bateman below 

Published in Royal Cork YC, Optimist

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