The Karwig Shorthanded Wine Race provided exciting fare for the competitors last evening.
With a blustery westerley and a bite in the wind for this time of year, it was only the hardy took to the water. Those that did had a great night of racing and entertainment.
With a start from the committee boat at the grassy competitors got off on a run heading for Corkbeg before rounding to beat back to No. 8.
As usual, this was a choice of going left or right with the flood tide and from Corkbeg a reach to No. 10 where your photographic scribe was waiting in eager anticipation of the colours that were going to spring at him. However, it was not to be and perhaps they made a wise choice. From No. 9 they reached back to Corkbeg with a fetch to finish at the beautifully refurbished Adrielle with Rory Fitzpatrick doing the honours as Race Officer.
After an exhilirating race the prospect of the warm clubhouse awaiting the competitors was very enticing and paricularly so in view of the generous wine prizes which were to be presented to every competing boat.
Hard working Rear Admiral Ronan Enright presented the prizes and paid due tribute and thanks to the generous sponsorship of locally based Karwig Wines.