It was one of those weekends in Cork Harbour where the wind refused to play the game. All was prepared and in readiness at Cove sailing Club for the McWilliam One Sail SCORA South Coast Championships on Saturday morning.
They had the committee boat, the support RIBS, the marks and last but certainly not least they had acquired the services of the hard working Neil Prendeville as the PRO.
Setting up the committee boat off “Foxes Cover” in about 6 knots of wind the Race Officer sent off the fleets who started with great enthusiasm but alas and alack this wind did not hold but was quite happy to die and fill in again from a different direction only to die once more, making it a frustrating day for the sailors.
Sunday, if anything, was worse with the wind boxing the compass. Despite the lack of wind the fleets did manage to complete one shortened round thus enabling a result for the Championships.
In Class One IRC Ria Lyden in Ellida was first with Colman Garvey in True Pennance second. This situation was repeated in ECHO.
In Class Two IRC Vinnie Delaney’s Yanks & Ffrancs was first with the other Corby 25 Denis Coleman’s Thunderbird second.
In Class Two ECHO Yanks & Ffrancs again prevailed with Leonard Donnery’s No Gnomes in second place.
In Class Three IRC Niall Kelly’s WOT Like took first place with Dominic Losty’s Woody second.
In Class Three ECHO it was Fergus Coughlan’s White Knight took the win followed by Liam and Pat Coakley’s J24 JAY.
In Class Four IRC Two GK 24s fought it out with Mike Sexton’s Granny Knot beating Kevin O’Connell’s Gaelic Kiwi into second place.
In Class Four ECHO Granny Knot again took the win with Peter Webster’s Thistle in second place.