Bank Holiday Monday’s racing was sailed in a northeast 8 knot breeze. An ebb tide flowing out of Kinsale harbour gave a good beat on the windward/leeward course with leaders tacking up the western shore. Winds dropped during the day but filled in again from the South East.
First round the weather mark was Eamonn Rohan’s Anchor Challenge sailed by Ian Travers with sailmaker Nigel Young on board.
Classes 0, 1, 2 were on a round the cans course taking the Bullman buoy as weather mark before going on a two sail reach to the Sovereign Islands and a run out to SE mark. Kieran Twomey’s Gloves Off led around the course taking line honours and also the win on handicap in IRC 0 which result was repeated in Race 2. This now appears to put her in an unassailable position in this division.
In Class 2 IRC Vinnie O’Shea’s Yancs $ Francs had another great week winning the two races of the day and looks another unbeatable boat for the top result.
In Class 3 IRC things are much tighter at the top with Eamonn Fohan’s Anchor Challenge leading by a single point from John Twomey’s Shilleagh followed by Eddie Rice’s Impacunious in third spot.
In Class 4 IRC Alan Mulcahy from the host club sailing Sundancer is currently in the lead followed by Mchael Mrphy’s Shelly D and the Eddie Higgins/Kevin Morisson La Maraquita in third position.