Racing for a new trophy in memory of former Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Archie O’Leary got underway yesterday at the O’Leary Insurance’s Winter League . The event attracted twenty four boats, a good turnout showing the popularity of the Annual series. Race Officers for the event, Clem and Wendy Mc Elligott set up a starting line off Grassy and set a course with an all in reaching start to Corkbeg, a beat against an ebb tide to number fourteen, a run out the Harbour to east two,a beat back to Corkbeg and shortened the intended course to finish with another two sail reach back to Grassy.
This took an average of about one and a half hours , perfect for the time of year. The wind was northerly about twenty to thirty knots with a short chop.
Also yesterday saw the start of the November Frostbite series. The Toppers were sailing for the ”Bill Jones Memorial Trophy League”.
The Race Officer for yesterday’s racing was Paul Tingle and he set up a windward leeward course with two weather marks ,one for Toppers and a further one for Lasers. Given the conditions only one race was sailed. Racing continues next Sunday for both events. Results HERE