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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 from the action: shoreside heating up

Race 1 was completed in just over an hour. The wind is proving steady and we have just had all the start sequences for race 2 for all of Fleet A. IRC 0 had a clean start. IRC 1 went into the start sequence but had an answering pennant put up as the commitee felt the line was unfair. The line was reset and thefleet were started but it came t general recall. The race officer decided to use a black flag but this time the start was clear. 1720s all clear also. The course for all of fleet A is the same as earlier today but the marks have been spaced out to give a longer race! It’s been …

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Crosshaven Sparkles for Cork Week

With only a couple of days to go to Cork Week, which is held on a biennial basis in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Co. Cork: a Grand Prix sailing event which is renowned, world wide, for exciting and challenging racing.

Cork Week, takes place from July 7th to 13th, and it primarily attracts sailors for the quality of its sailing. Boats from all over the world have already started to arrive in Crosshaven, and this year, entries have been received from as far away as South Africa and Hong Kong.

All Aboard@Cork Week is a new addition this year and it is an interactive weekend of free entertainment for all the family from 11pm to 5pm on …

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