Second day of CH Marine Winter League
To-day your scribe joined the spectator fleet at Camden to get a different view of the racing. On a grey November day with intermittent sunshine and a brisk SSW breeze the fleets made an impressive sight as the pre start manoeuvres went on. It was mentioned to me later that with the low sun behind the Grassy starting area it was necessary to go quite close to the shore in order to to read the instructions for course 70.
The boats made an impressive sight as they broad reached across the harbour before fetching back to the Cage and made an equally impressive sight when they were reaching to No. 7 and on to Cuskinny.
Ria Lyden in Ellida now has two bullets in IRC One, Coleman Garvey and Martin Darrer have two seconds and Frank Doyle in Endgame has a third and fourth. While in ECHO Ellida also leads with a first and second with Aidan Heffernan’s Indulgence second and Endgame third.
In IRC Two Liz and Kieran O’Brien’s Magnet has a first and third, Ian Hickey’s Cavatina a fourth and first and Desmond Deasy Ivers Bad Company has a fifth and second.
In ECHO Leonard Donnery in No Gnomes has two wins, Cavatina is lying second with two thirds and Mark Mendel’s Wicked has a sixth and a second.
In the 1720 Class in both IRC and ECHO Robert O’Leary holds the lead followed by the O’Flynn Stokes Hegarty Boomerang in second with Denis Murphy’s Excellent Stuff third. In this class the Admiral, Mike MacCarthy, was unfortunate to have suffered a split spinnaker just after the start.
In Class Three Dave Doyle from Cobh with Kieran Collins on helm, sailing Bedlam, had two firsts while Paul Murray’s Prometheus had a third and second with Graham Marron’s Flashpoint third with a second and fourth. In Class Three ECHO things are a bit more interesting with three boats tied on five points each, Sean Durcan’s La Belle Vie equal with Bedlam and Promotheus.
Bateman Gallery images here