5 RS400s hit the water in Cork on Saturday, the first day back for the ever growing fleet. Hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, racing took place on the Curlane Bank and the 10 hardy souls completed 5 races in glorious sunshine and winds gusting 25 knots. John Downey and Sandy Rimmington of Monkstown Bay were clear winners on the day with a score line of three 1sts and two 2nds. Dublin based dinghy supremos Barry MacCartin and Ronan Wallace were a convincing second and are proving to be the ones to watch for the regional circuit. Twice national champs Alex Barry and Richie Leonard could only manage third however were delighted with their swimming practice. George Kenefick paired up with Royal Cork junior Harry Durcan and they finished fourth, also getting in plenty of swim time as they blew off the cobwebs. New to the class Tom McGrath rounding it out in 5th. It was great to see the young blood getting involved and Junior ace Harry Durcan joined Tom, moving to the front of the boat for the first time. Thanks to OOD Ciaran McSweeney and all of his helpers on the day. The class have a packed local and national schedule this year as they build towards the nationals in Schull in August.
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