The first day’s racing at Cork Week got of to a light start this morning

The first day’s racing at Cork Week got of to a light start this morning. As the boats motored out in the bright sunshine, the breeze didn’t look too promising but, the further the fleets made their way out, the more the breeze filled in from the south giving most fleets some interesting sailing off Ringabella Bay. Not surprisingly, the worst of the wind was inshore under the cliff just off the mouth of the river where the Primas and IRC 2 and 3 were racing their Cork Harbour race.

Most of the classes are currently still completing their second race of the day but early results in the well-supported, 45-boat, Hunter 707 class shows that Peter Sonsken and his team aboard Impromptu-Too from the Royal Southern YC took the first race win with Rob Cage in Impulse second, and Burnham-on-Crouch-based Nick Wood in third.

Out on the IRM course, Nick Haig’s Farr 40, Too Steamy, has beaten I Site, the Kerr 11.3 skippered by Robbie Cameron-Davies, and the IC45 Wolf skippered by Glynn Williams. Bear of Britain is down in 10th, with Peter Harrison’s Chernikeeff 2 in 13th and Flirt, Richard Matthews’ new Corby design, finishing well down the rankings

In the mixed sportsboat class the Laser SB3 sailed by Richard Gibson has cleaned up in the first race with the Projection 762, Zulu sailed by Tim and Sam Cook in second.

The Salcombe Yawls started their race at 1400 and are currently still racing.

Other results will be available shortly.

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