Foynes pair battle for honours at Calves Week

After Wednesday’s weather spectacular in West Cork, light winds returned for the Cork Dry Gin Calves Week fleet for a three-hour race around the islands of Roaringwater Bay.

Foynes pair battle for honours at Calves Week

With just this afternoon’s single race remaining, few if any of the seven classes have certain winners and several divisions either drawn or divided by a single point.

Under IRC handicap, class 2 is dominated by two Foynes Yacht Club entries with Dexterity now leading from previous leader Big Deal.

Class 1 saw former national champion Paul O’Higgins’ Rockabill V find form with a race win yesterday though more of this will be needed today to dislodge the series-long contest for the top places that has been dominated by Conor Doyle’s Kinsale entry Freya.

In turn, Doyle must watch for Colman Garvey’s True Penance from the Royal Cork YC and Rob McConnell’s Fools Gold from Waterford Harbour SC, both tied for second place.

A win yesterday for Billy Burke and Danny McCarthys’ Musketeer in Class 3 broke the four-way tie for the class lead with Jimmy Nyhan’s Outrigger, Gary Fort’s Jaguar and Dan O’Donovan’s Sonar.

Meanwhile, under ECHO handicap it was a different story for the same class with Kinsale’s Padraig O’Donovan on Chameleon taking a clear lead.

Amongst the smallest boat’s of Class 4, Chris North’s Contessa 32 Andaxi holds a slim lead but another win like yesterday for Simon Nelson on his Oyster 26 would hand over the lead as the smaller boat has a ninth place to discard.

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