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Races 4, 5 and 6 completed today with strong results for the Irish Team but light winds set to continue for weekend

Quokka8 sailing for the Irish Team. Picture Rick Tomlinson/Rorc

Quokka8 sailing for the Irish Team. Picture Rick Tomlinson/RORC

As the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup regained it’s racing programme at Cowes today, Team Ireland emerged with a strong 99.5 point advantage over it’s nearest challenger defending title holders Britain Red. However, here a word of caution; Ireland is a lone team consisting of three boats against four teams from France and four teams from Great Britain and there is a lot to play for.

Three windward/leeward courses were sailed in testing conditions and heat that reached 30 degrees celsius on the Solent. The breeze rarely exceeded 8 knots and an ebb tide of up to 2.5 knots crossed the course area.

Both Marc Glimcher’s Catapult and Quokka 8 chartered by …

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Doug Howlett to open the CH Marine Irish National and Open Optimist Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club

logoWe are delighted to announce that the legendary rugby player Doug Howlett will officially open the CH Marine Irish National and Open Championships next month which is being hosted by the Royal Cork yacht club.Doug has been an inspirational figure in driving Munster rugby success here in Ireland and Europe over the last number of years, not to mention the success he achieved while playing for the New Zealand All Blacks on the global stage. To put it in context, Doug remains the all time leading try scorer for the all blacks which is an amazing feat in the modern game.His reputation for sportsmanship, coupled with the commitment and dedication to his sport, makes him a wonderful role model for…
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Frustrating day at Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup as wind fails to oblige.

Update 22.00hrs 23.07.2014

RORC Report on Unlucky Day Four

The Picture says it all.  Photo Rick Tomlinson/RORC

The Picture says it all. Photo Rick Tomlinson/RORC

Day four of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup was one Principal Race Officer Stuart Childerley and his team would prefer to forget.

With the best wind forecast for early morning, the 27 boats in nine teams started an hour early from a line off Peel Bank. The plan was for them to sail north to the North Ryde Middle mark and then east out of the Solent and into Hayling Bay onto a windward-leeward course.

Childerley recounted: “The boats started reaching out towards the Forts and there were a few big holes there and then six of the boats …

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The Royal Cork Hosts the SB20 Nationals


A competitive fleet is expected for the SB20 National Championship in The Royal Cork Yacht Club this weekend. All the usual suspects will be present in what looks to be a wide open competition with many strong teams travelling to the event. Fresh from their victory in the Northern Championship the Manama crew of Graeme Grant, Ronan Downing and Tara Flood can expect very stiff competition from local sailors Mel and Killian Collins, class newcomer Bob Espey from the RNIYC, previous National Champion and Olympian Peter Kennedy who won the event the last time it was sailed in Cork. Also expected to be in the mix are Aidan O Connell, and the in form Dinghy Supplies crew of Darragh Sheridan, …

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Yes, Ireland still tops the leaderboard after a heart stopping offshore race at the Brewin Dolphn Commodores’ Cup!!!

Score2After a long night during which the RORC racetracker was estimating that our Team Captain’s boat, the only Royal Cork entrant on the Irish Team, would finish in 25th/26th position, and the chasing pack of lower rated boats seemed to be holding on to plenty of breeze, Antony O’Leary’s Antix held on to her 20th placing. This was enough when Catapult was first on the water and on corrected time was third overall,  with Quokka very solid in eleventh place on 27.5 pts to maintain the overall lead for the gallant Irish team.

Inshore racing will commence again tomorrow (Wed) and will continue through Thursday before another double scoring race around the Isle of Wight on Friday finishing with a …

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