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Cork Dry Gin Calves Week Day Two

With a continuation of light weather and poor visibility, Calves Week Race Officer Neil Prendeville,  must be wondering how he had upset the Weather Gods as he struggled to lay his start line off Copper Point, having had to fly the postponement flag for the second day.

After a short delay, the fleets disappeared into the fog all heading for the No 4 offshore mark in Long Island Bay. As the race progressed, the eerie silence of the fog was occasionally broken by the cheers of the crews, listening to the results of Katie Taylor’s Olympic boxing results on
their radios.

In Class One IRC Kieran Twomey’s “Gloves off” had a comprehensive victory with more than five minutes to spare over Paul O Higgins “Rockabill V”  while the ECHO prize went to Barry Heskins  “Now What” ahead of Leslie Parnell in “Black Velvet”

In Class Two IRC it was a dramatic day for Jason Losty in “Illes Piteuses” who reversed yesterday’s results by beating the Rohan/Travers “Per Elisa” into second place, while the ECHO result went to William Despards “Obession” with Ernie Dillions “Silk Breeze” in second.

In Class Three it was a clean sweep for Cove sailing club boats, with the Allister/ Kenny /Kavanagh combination winning IRC ,while  the ECHO result went to the Ryan/Tyler duo in “Away on Business” .

In Class Four Richard Hanleys “Saoirse” took the IRC trophy, while in ECHO the Molloy/ O’Shea crew in “No Fixed Abode” took the spoils.

In White Sail One the prizes all went to Dublin crews, with “Empress 111 owners Tom Fitzpatrick and Des Glennon winning IRC, while Phil Smiths “Just Jasmin”won in ECHO and Class Two White Sail produced a very popular local winner when event secretary Dave Waters in “Genevive” took first place, ahead of Michael Hearns “Summerfly” and Peter Moorheads “Giggles”.

Racing will continue tomorrow with first gun at 12 noon

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