Today two Royal Cork boats, Ian Hickey’s Cavatina and Derry Good’s Exhale, were on the start line with thirty six other boats and included amongst these was a clear favourite with the huge attendance of spectators was Enda O’Coineen at the helm of The Green Dragon.
Starting with a following breeze from the north west the fleet had a spinnaker/genniker start. However, it was Piet Vroon’s Tonnerre de Breskens won the start and showed his intention of repeating his winning performance as the holder of the title for 2010. Our own Cavatina was also a previous title holder of the event
The fleet have a 704 mile journey ahead of them, with a mixed bag of weather forecast, and while we wish them all well and a safe passage, we will of course be rooting for the two Royal Cork boats.
Read the update about Cavatina and the race HERE