09 Aug Calves Week – Day 2
Cork Dry Gin Calves Week Day 2
With a continuation of light weather and poor visibility Calves Week OD Neil Prendeville must be wondering how he had upset the weather gods as he struggled to lay his start line off Copper Point, having had to fly the postponement flag for the second day.
After a short delay the fleets disappeared into the fog all heading for the No 4 offshore mark in Long Island Bay. As the race progressed, the eerie silence of the fog was occasionally broken by the cheers of the crews, listening to the results of the Katie Taylor’s Olympic boxing results on their radios.
In class one IRC Kieran Twomey’s “Gloves off”had a comprehensive victory, with more than five minutes to spare over Paul O Higgins “Rockabill V” while the echo prize went to Barry Heskins “Now What” ahead of Leslie Parnell in “Black Velvet”
In class two IRC it was a dramatic day for Jason Losty in “Illes Pituses” who reversed yesterday’s results by beating John Rohans “Per Ellisa” into second place, while the echo result went to William Despards “Obession” with Ernie Dillions “Silk Breeze” in second.
In class three it was a clean sweep for Cove sailing club boats, with the Allister , Kenny ,Kavanagh combination winning IRC ,while the echo result went to the Ryan/Tyler duo in “Away on Business” .
In class four Richard Hanleys “Saoirse” took the IRC trophy, while in Echo the Molloy/ O’Shea crew in “No Fixed Abode” won the echo division.
In white sail one the prizes went to all Dublin crews, with “Empress 111 owners Tom Fitzpatrick and Des Glennon winning IRC, while Phil Smiths “Just Jasmin”won in echo.
Class 2 white sail produced a very popular local winner when event secretary Dave Waters in “Genevive” took first place, ahead of Michael Hearns “Summerfly” and Peter Moorheads “Giggles”.