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Protis QTC 2023

‘Protis’ wins the Quarter Ton Cup at the Royal Cork Yacht Club



Ian Southworth and crew on Protis win the Quarter Ton Cup at the Royal Cork Yacht Club by a margin of 15 points, the Hamble River Sailing Club team, skippered by Southworth won the Quarter Ton Cup in style on Saturday. 

The eight-race, three-day Cork competition is the first time the Cup has been sailed in the modern era outside Cowes.

Second place overall was Cove Sailing Club’s Illegal, skippered by Kieran Dorgan and third overall went to Courtown Sailing Club’s Martin Mahon in Snoopy.

Protis continued their Irish conquest in Cork Harbour this week having made swift work of Dun Laoghaire’s IRC Three class last Sunday on the Irish east coast before moving to the south coast.

Southwest winds up to 20 knots got the Cup off to a swift start with local interest heightened when Cove Sailing Club’s Kieran Dorgan’s Illegal crew impressed with a final race win on day one to ruin Hamble River Sailing Club crew’s perfect scoreline and to lie second overall and top Corinthian entry. The next best of the Irish is Martin Mahon’s Snoopy from Courtown Sailing Club in fourth. Day two and three threw up more testing conditions so racing took place in Cuskinny inside the harbour.

The Cup will be raced for again in 2024 in Cowes, where it is hoped that a large Irish contingent will travel to support the event.

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