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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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One Design at Cork Week

This July, there will be eight different classes racing at Cork Week. The vast majority of the yachts will be racing under IRC and ECHO handicap systems but Cork Week also boasts two one design classes, which will be bristling with talent. These are not closed events, far from it. Sailors from overseas are always given a very warm welcome to Cork Week and the one design J/109 and 1720 classes are sure to provide exhilarating racing.

The J/109 Irish National Championships will be part of Cork Week and it is an open event. This month, Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Ian Nagle’s racing J/109 Jelly Baby scored a fine win in the Irish IRC National Championship hosted by ICRA at …

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Early Bird Entry Deadline Approaching

The early bird deadline for entries is the 31st of March and is fast approaching, be sure to get your entry in for Cork Week 2012. This year’s Cork Week is gearing up to be an exciting event with many international entries already in. There will as always be a variety of courses including windward-leeward, olympic, trapezoid, slalom and of course the harbour race. Race Chairman Anthony O’Leary comments “Listening to sailors’ feedback, one of the big attractions of Cork Week over the years is the variety of courses provided for competitors’ enjoyment.

I think the common trend at regattas all over the world or just racing windward/leeward courses has bored people enough at this stage.

I am proud to …

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