Anthony O’Leary’s Antix took the overall in Division 0.
Division One IRC was won by Pat Kelly’s Storm.
Division Two IRC was won by Brian Goggin’s Allure, formerly Kinetic.
Division Three was won by the Kenefick/O’Brien Tiger.
Division 4 IRC was won by Sundancer.
The Non Spinnaker Division was won by Conor O’Donovan’s X-tension.
for full results.
Photographs attached below this article are by David Branigan/Oceansport
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Day one sees light winds and a big swell. See host club Royal Cork Yacht Club's website for regular updates here
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A quality fleet is lined up for what promises to be a great weekend of Racing for the ICRA Nationals in Royal Cork Yacht Club this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Day Prize Sponsors Dubarry have come up with the innovative idea that each crew on the winning boats in IRC and Echo each day will receive a prize in reward for their efforts.Two styles of Dubarry sailing hats and custom sailing socks will be included in this effort to recognise crews and offer variety each day.This is a welcome development from Dubarry and ICRA.
In Class 0 Local boats Antix Anthony O leary Jump Juice Conor Phelan and Gloves off Kieran Twomey will be challenged By George Sisks new Wow Norbert Reillys Crazy Horse and Richard Fides Welsh entry Impetuous which is a former Blondie.
Class 1 sees a fine Class where last years Echo winner Ian Nagle's Jelly Baby will be challenged by sister ship Peter Reddan's Jetstream Denis Hewitt and friends on Raptor and likes of Donal O Leary's D Tox .
Class 2 will see a battle between Corby 25 's Vinny O sheas Yanks and Franks Brian Goggin's new Allure and Denis Coleman's Thunderbird .These will be tested by likes of Conor Ronan's Ruthless Shane Stratham's SlaclkAlice Kieran and Liz O Brien's Magnet and Desmond Ivers Deasy combo on Bad Company.
Class 3 has a backbone this year of state of the art Quarter Tonners.ICRA are delighted to welcome Black Fun Jamie Mc Dowell all the way from New Zealand where he will be challenged by Neil Kenneficks Tiger Eamon Rohans Anchor Challenge who will be up against Leonard Donnery's No Knomes John Twomeys Blazer 23 Shilelagh and Sullivan Brothers in Running Wild.Fergus Coughlan's White Knight from Cobh will also challenge.
First time Class 4 will see Kevin O Connor's Gaelic Kiwi take on likes of Alan Carroll's Sundancer and Michael Sexton' Granny Knot.
The Non Spinnaker Corinthian Cup sees a fine fleet where Billy and Hilary Duane's Expression will compete against Clive Doherty's Phaeton Bill O Mahony's Julia B and Seamus Gilroy's Split Point. John Downing's Samba and Conor O Donovan's Extension will also be in contention.
The Royal Cork have laid on high standard racing on the water under Race Officers Peter Crowley and Richard Leonard and crews will be warmly welcomed ashore to a carnival type atmosphere with music and casual food on the go immediately after racing.
A windy start on Friday looks to kick off the ICRA Nationals in an exciting fashion.