The Davies/Creighton Corby 36 has made a very welcome appearance on the marina at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. She was recently completed at the Dale-Nelson Yard in Wales. She is built of strip cedar and is a close clone of Quokka 7.
Roxy 6 is expected to sail for an Irish team from Royal Cork Yacht Club. She will be the Class Three representative in the biennial Rolex Commodores’ Cup, an intense seven day racing programme that will take place on the testing waters in and around the Solent from August 15th to 21st, 2010. Class Two will be represented by David Dwyer’s Marinerscove.ie, recent winner of Class Zero at the Kinsale Spring Series. Class One is to be represented by Anthony O’Leary, now the new owner of Antix, a boat he chartered from Colm Barrington in 2008 that was the top scoring boat in its class at the 2008 Commodores’ Cup event.
The Class Bands are as follows:
Class One 1.110 to 1.230
Class Two 1.075 to 1.119
Class Three 1.025 to 1.074
Ireland is entitled to send up to four teams of three boats but currently there is no word of any other team emerging.
The programme for the team is as follows: They will compete in the feeder race from the Royal Cork on May 14th to the Liebherr ICRA Nationals that will take place in Dun Laoghaire from May 21st to 23rd. Antix and Roxy 6 will compete at the Scottish Series from May 28th to 31st. Marinerscove.ie will not compete at this event. The full team will regroup for the British IRC National Championships at Cowes from June 25th to 27th at which event Dave Dwyer in Marinerscove.ie will defend his title. This Championship is mandatory for the British Commodores’ Cup teams to compete in. After this its back to Royal Cork for Cork Week from July 10th to 16th. It is hoped the French and British teams will also compete at Cork Week. Finally they will head for the big one, the Commodores’ Cup in August, an event that we have just missed out on for the last two occasions and have some unfinished business we hopefully can settle this time round.
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