Summer weather finally returned to Schull on Tuesday with a fresh westerly breeze. All fleets sailed a course taking in the Calf Islands and Goat Island as a weather mark.
In Class Zero L. J. Mc Mahon of the Killyeagh YC sailed ‘Crackerjack’ to victory in both divisions, helped by the retiral of ‘Loco’ with sail damage and ‘Gloves Off’ who had a brush with the Middle Calves reef fortunately without sustaining damage.
In Class One IRC Simon Coveney’s ‘Wavetrain’ recovered from a poor start to take the Coastal Trophy ahead of Donal O Leary’s ‘D Tox’, who also had to settle for second in Echo behind Derry Good’s ‘Exhale’.
In Class Two, it was a clean sweep in both divisions for the Applebe family in ‘Cochise, with ‘Bad Company’ second in IRC and Andrew Mackey’s ‘Lornadrew’ filling second place in Echo.
In Class Three David Kenefick continued his impressive run in “Tiger” to win IRC from Paul Murray’s ‘Full Pelt, with Murray taking the Echo division ahead of Padraig O’Donovan’s ‘Chameleon’.
In Class Four the fresh conditions ideally suited Mark and Michelle Murphy in ‘Shelly D”’who captured both trophies from the Hanley brothers in ‘Saoirse’.
In White Sail One Bryan Heffernan in ‘Aisling’ notched up another win from Brian Siggens’ ‘Aris Maria’, while Julian Dockery’s ‘Flying Fish’ required the assistance of the inshore lifeboat service when stranded on the reef southeast of the Middle Calf Islands.
White Sail Two saw the prizes go to local boats, with the Crowley family sailing ‘La Perle Noire’ to victory ahead of Hugh O Donnell and crew in ‘Aoife’ and Tadgh Dwyers ‘Brazen Huzie’.
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