Matthews Autumn League Race Report
Racing Report Sunday 12th October
Definitely a day for patience ….
Sunday morning was misty with drizzle and hardly a breath of wind in Cork Harbour as over 80 crews waited anxiously to find out whether racing was likely to go ahead in the 3rd race of the Matthews Autumn League at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. It was hardly “October League” weather and was the third weekend in a row without any significant breeze. After a hour postponement Race Officer, Richard Leonard, gave the nod and boats commenced their procession into the harbour however the light and variable southerly wind which was beginning to build forced the Race Officer to reset the starting line twice so it was not until nearly 2pm that the first of the fleets were sent off.