Last night the sailors in the Royal Cork Timberland League were saying “What’s happening in the world, nice weather two Thursdays in a row?”. The breeze was coming from the North 8 to 15 knots. Full main and a light No.1. The start was 3three hours after low water.
Because it was such a nice evening the Race Officer, Ger Coakley, threatened to send us to the Pollock Rock Buoy which is a few miles Southeast of Roches Point. Thankfully, he refrained. Instead he gave us an excellent course (No. 65). The course gave us all points of sailing including gybes. Some of us were not as good as others, but it gave us an excellent night of sailing.
The main event of the evening in Cork Harbour was the successful rescue of three people from a fishing boat that had caught fire. Well done to all involved in the rescue.
Ian Hickey’s Granada 38 “Cavatina” in White Sail got the number 1 slot in IRC and Echo. In Class 3 IRC it went to Jimmy Nyhan and Maritta Buwalda’s 1/4 tonner “Outrigger” and in Class 3 Echo Tom and Cormac MacSweeney’s Sigma 33 “Seascapes” did the trick. In Class 2 it was Leonard Donnery’s Nicholson 33 “No Gnomes” took 1st in both IRC and Echo and in Class 1 the honours went to the J109 Ian Nagle & Paul O’Malley’s “Jelly Baby”. In Class One Echo first place went to Derry and Hilda Good’s X362 Sport “Exhale”.
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