The above words came from former RCYC Admiral Conor O’Donovan as he returned to the club after racing on a glorious summer evening. It was the first evening of the Union Chandlery league and the clubhouse looked resplendent with the new mosaic compass at the base of the flagstaff and the newly awarded blue flag flying proudly in the warm evening breeze.
The twenty six strong fleet sailed in a 10knot E/SE breeze. Adrielle was the committee boat with Paul O’Shea as principal race officer and he sent the fleet on a course first to Corkbeg and then to Cuskinny before a beat to East Ferry 2. They then had a run against the blinding wonderful sunset to No. 12 and had some loops between Corkbeg and Grassy. The whitesail fleet only had one loop before finishing the race.
The sailors came back happy and looking forward to the bar b que and camaraderie that awaited them.