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Thunder Bird wins ACCBank Prize



Mike Mac Carthy, Kieran Dorgan, Stuart Meehan, Eddie Kingston (ACCBank), Denis Coleman and Tony Donworth ACCBank CorkWeek Chairman

Thursday night racing had ACCBank entertaining the Royal Cork sailors
to a barbecue in the rain!! None the less, there was a high turnout of
club racers who enjoyed a great party.

The Union Chandlery resumed to its more usual Thursday night start. Sailors had the added pressure of a number of journalists and our Cork Week Sponsor, ACCBank sponsors who were invited to the club to see what real sailing is about.

It was a miserable start to the night, no wind and rain and there was a cold feel to the night. Our PRO for the night, Dave O Brien was assisted by Miriam Mc Mahon and Michael Lynch.

There was an excellent turnout no doubt helped by the prize offered by ACCBank of a complete set of Cork Week T-Shirts and bags to be given to all of the crew for the Boat that performed with an excellent result on the night.

The race started at No 5, a beat along the shore under Carlisle to avoid the tide to No. 6 and finish at No 7. I am not sure of the exact length but it was a very short mile yet it still took almost an hour to complete the course.

Two of the club members entertained the journalists motoring around the fleet and giving a running commentary of the proceedings. No matter how hard they tried they could not really make the racing sound exciting. None the less I believe everyone enjoyed themselves.

Class one was won by Donal O Leary in D-Tox who lead from the start. Other class winners were Bad Company, Kieran Collins, Roy Hannan, Kevin Lane and Mike Allen.

The winner of the ACCBank sponsored prize was awarded to Denis Coleman on Thunder Bird. No doubt this victory was assured given the high quality of the crew which included the recently crowned Northern SB3 Championship, the clubs own Kieran Dorgan.

Prizegiving was carried out in the club dinning room which was required to cater for the large turnout. Cork Week Chairman, Tony Dorgan, had kind words for ACCbank and thanked them for their support for Cork Week and their generosity with sponsorship of the night’s activities.

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