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Live Updates: Final Day

Harbour race for all classes today, this race is always a great one for on shore spectators and sailors alike. It really showcases the wonderful resource we have on our doorstep here in Cork. The fleet is just heading out to about 2 miles south of Roches Point for the start of  our final race. Live Updates Sponsored by O2 Daunt Square.…

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RACE REPORT DAY FOUR Proper Weather

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The penultimate day of Cork Week will be remembered for some seriously weather, torrential rain overnight continued through the morning and a thick sea fog and a building sea state produced what the Crosshaven locals call ‘proper weather’. With 20 knots of breeze and Atlantic swell, Cork Week’s Race Committee had the option of racing inside Cork Harbour and took it.

All classes bar IRC Zero and One were set a windward leeward course inside the safe confines of Cork Harbour but the visibility around the Moonduster mark ensured a tight course. Outside the harbour the big boat fleet managed to get one race in before the front drove through to leave a sloppy sea state and no wind, scuppering …

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Live Updates: Day 4

Race one under way:

Its windy and wet out here but we are underway on the A Fleets race 1. It’s about 12 to 15 knots with a very confused sea state. IRC  0 are half way up their second upwind leg as I type. I will try to keep you up to date! Live updates sponsored by O2 Daunt Square.

 

It’s a real soft Irish day here at day 4 of Cork Week 2012. All change today for the fleets, changes have been made to the planned courses due to forecasted wind directions. Fleet A will sail a Windward Leeward course south east of Roches point today whilst the fleet B smaller boats will have the same course …

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RACE REPORT DAY THREE Champagne Wednesday

Cork Week 2012  Day 3 Tonnerre de Breskens (Tim Wright/photoaction.com)

It may be a ‘boutique’ edition of Cork Week but there is a fantastic buzz at the Royal Cork Yacht Club and with the sun bursting through the clouds and a moderate to fresh breeze of 15 – 20 knots, the racing area south of Roches Point was a truly spectacular location for Ireland’s longest running and most prestigious sailing regatta.

On today’s Slalom Course, Piet Vroon’s electric blue rocket ship, Tonnerre de Breskens revelled in the conditions, fully pulling the trigger, hitting 18 knots of boat speed. Tonnerre de Breskens romped home in both races by over two minutes. Mike Bartholomew’s Mills 40, Tokoloshe and Jamie McWilliam’s Ker 40, Peninsula Signal 8 took a second place each today cementing …

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Live Updates: Day 3

Its been a wild and exciting day here,  we have had some serious wind shifts, sunshine and protests but above all, spectacular sailing! 2 races completed here on the slalom, despite the best efforts of the wind gods to disrupt us. Today is the kind of day that makes Cork Week special! Live updates sponsored by O2 Daunt Square.

We have just had a major wind shift to the west here, approx 70 to 90 degrees! IRC zero were fetching towards the windward markbeen race 1 for IRC 0 has been abandoned. The whole course is being lifted and reset as I type. Live updates sponsored by O2 Daunt Square.

Race officer on the slalom course has gne into starting …

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