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Antix retains Fourth IRC One position At Myth of Malham

Anthony O’Leary’s red Antix competed in the 259 mile event which served as a training exercise and work up for the forthcoming Dublin to Dun Laghaire race and the 350 boat Fastnet Race. Antix was pipped in Class One by  Mike Bartholomew’s Tokoloshe. Offshore racing in boats of different sizes can be a lottery likened to a game of snakes and ladders.  Antix was leading at the halfway point but dropped back on the return leg and eventually finished 9th overall.

Meanwhile today sees the final day of racing in the RS400 Eurocup at Carnac, France.Final  race must commence before 1.30pm and with the pattern of wind for the event so far, racing has not been able to commence before  …

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“Skilled for Gold” Club Coaching programme commences

11246585_10203643960050248_180380475976350150_nThe annual Club Coaching Programme organised by Celine McGrath, Rear Admiral Dinghies has been advertised and filled with sailors from across all the junior dinghy fleets in the Club.  The aim of the programme is to develop sailing skills (boat speed and handling) in small group sessions led by Thomas Chaix during the month of June.  The programme will conclude with a one day “Skilled for Gold Regatta” to be held on Friday 26th June.  This will be a PY event for dinghies and the Optimists will have their own Fleet.

The fleets participating in the programme are the Optimist, Topper, Lasers, Feva’s/Uno and 420’s.  Class Captains have circulated Thomas’s groupings and schedule to sailors directly.

In addition this year …

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Fitness for Fun Programme

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Royal Cork Yacht Club Fitness for Fun Programme for Royal Cork Sailors

In order to enjoy our sailing more, a new programme is being offered to 30 Royal Cork Junior Sailors from 12 – 18yrs. The Programme aims to better inform junior sailors of the benefits around exercise and healthy diet in a structured and fun manner.

The Programme: Runs from start June to End August – 12 weeks. Programme is open to ALL junior sailors who are club members 12yrs of age or older, irrespective of sailing ability. Cost, just 15 euro for the whole programme. Weekly group exercise sessions on Thursdays at 16:30 at City Gate Park fitness studio, Mahon. Parents are responsible for transporting sailors to and …

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Report from Day Two of Racing at the RS400 Eurocup at Carnac, France

Alex Barry and Richard Leonard reported a beautiful day at the event today (Sun) in Carnac with blue skies and 12 knots of breeze. Three races were sailed in a very steady breeze. After three races today and counting one discard, they had 6, 3 and 1 moving them up into 4th overall.

Another Royal Cork sailor at the event is David Whitaker sailing with Robert O’Sullivan of MBSC and currently lying in 19th position.

They are now mid way through the event with three races scheduled for tomorrow and two for Tuesday. Conditions look the same for tomorrow so the sailors will be hoping for a nice breeze again.Results

Meanwhile in the 259 mile Myth of Malham race which …

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Royal Cork Sailors competing in Britain and France this weekend

Start of the Myth of Malham 2015 race. RORC/Paul Wyeth

Start of the Myth of Malham 2015 race. RORC/Paul Wyeth

Anthony O’Leary’s Red Antix was amongst 141yachts that crossed the start line for the 2015 Myth of Malham Race, the largest RORC fleet to set sail since the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. A light gradient breeze from the north of just 5 knots was enhanced by a developing sea breeze causing erratic wind speed for the starters. Judging the line was extremely difficult but those that succeeded were rewarded with clear air and room to adjust heading, making the best use of the gusts. A windless trap off Lymington was the next hurdle to pass, before cracking sheets for a beam reach along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, heading for …

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