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Race around Spike provides fitting end to Marshall Marine Textiles Winter League

Fergus Coughlan’s’Whyte Knight’ winner of Class Three at the Marshall Marine Textiles Winter League. File pic Robert Bateman

The final day of the Marshall Marine Textiles Winter League again provided another very enjoyable   day of sailing with sunshine and 8 knots of breeze.  Race Officers for the day were Brian Cudmore and Douglas Deane.

There was a short spinnaker run from Grassy to Cork Beg and then on to No. 20 off Cobh following which the fleet left Spike to port. They then went on to leave Numbers 7 and 5 to starboard before rounding Cage followed by another short leg to No. 5 before finishing on the Grassy line.

The conditions on the day suited Anchor Challenge when she notched another  win to take IRC All In and overall in the League, followed by Anthony  O’Leary’s Antix Beag second and Bad Company in third place.  Anchor Challenge also took the ECHO All In with Bad Company second and Richard Lord’s Blue Peregrine third.

After racing the sailors returned to the comfort of the warm clubhouse to watch the Leinster match followed by a session of Christmas music and song thoroughly enjoyed by all.

An excellent Winter League like this makes the winter short taking the fleet right into December and many thanks to Richard Marshall of Marshall Marine Textiles for sponsoring the event.

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