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RCYC Toppers Trill at Ballyholme Traveller

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Well done to all our Topper Sailors who took the long journey to Ballyholme last weekend and returned with a haul of Trophies.

Results

Davis Jones 2nd in 4.2 Class

Caoimhe 2nd overall & First girl

Paddy Cunnane 4th over all and 1st under 14

Amy Carroll 1 st under 17

Cian Jones  2nd under 17

Juliet Nyhan 2nd under 14

Thank you to all the parents who worked so hard to keep the fleet afloat in tough conditions.

Training continues this Sunday.

If Anybody is interested in trying a topper drop me a mail at rcyctopper@gmail.com.

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ICRA Nationals and Sovereign’s Cup 2015 Provisional Divisions

The Royal Cork Class Zero entry, Conor and Denise Phelan's  Jump Juice, will lead the charge at the forthcoming ICRA Nationals/Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club. Picture  Robert Bateman

The Royal Cork Class Zero entry, Conor and Denise Phelan’s Jump Juice, will lead the charge at the forthcoming ICRA Nationals/Sovereign’s Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club. Picture Robert Bateman

With less than five weeks to go for the 101( to date) boat fleet  for the ICRA Nationals/Sovereign’s Cup 2015, the first draft of the divisions has been issued by  handicap supremo Denis Kiely. The big news is that we will have a very different Division [class] 2 .  It is centered around .985 TCC to attract boats like the X-332s who have been a bit out of it in Division 1 in recent years with the advent of the Corbys, Archambault 35s and the J/109s.

As things stand, there will …

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Optimist Munsters 2015 Report

Robert Keal - Junior Winner Munsters 2015

Robert Keal – Junior Winner Munsters 2015

The first Regional event of the year – the Munster Championships were hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club this past weekend. 139 sailors took to the water with 29 Royal Cork sailors competing spread across the fleets. Well done to all our sailors.

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Jennifer O’Shaughnessy winner of Senior Silver taking a break between races during the Munsters 2015.

Conditions proved challenging with variable wind and sea conditions testing all the sailors. The main fleet raced outside the harbour under Race Officer Neil Prendeville and his team. He ran a series of six races over Saturday and Sunday. We had four sailors race in the Senior Fleet of 41 sailors.  Local KYC sailor Micheal O’Suilleabhain …

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Jelly Baby’s Sweet Victory at the Vice Admirals Cup

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It was great to see Ian Nagle and his crew on Jelly Baby, travelling all the way to the UK to represent the Club at the Vice Admirals Cup and winning in such style. As Rear Admiral Keelboats I would like to offer my congratulations on behalf of us all to Ian and his crew, Its is still only May and already the Club has claimed two major Keelboat titles (both in the UK). The boat will remain in the UK till June for the J Cup before returning to compete in Sovereign Cup in Kinsale, and we wish them the best for all to come. Well done Guys. See the full report below. jbaby results

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UK Halsey Series

Ernie Dillon at the helm of "Rioja" Picture Robert Bateman

Ernie Dillon at the helm of “Rioja” Picture Robert Bateman

The re-scheduled UK Halsey Race Two that was abandoned last week due to bad weather,  was sailed today (Sun). Race Officers Pat Vaughan and Paul Hassett did the honours using Nemo as committee boat. The fleet was was given an all in start with a course to Cage, No. 9, Cage, No. 7 and finish. The race was started with the last of the ebb tide and a W/SW wind that started to build as the fleet rounded No 9.

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