Sunny Cork, TP52’s having fun

As if by magic, sublime, almost Mediterranean weather, arrived for the first day of Cork Week 2010.

Sunshine and a moderate breeze of 10-15 knots from the southeast, gave competitors a day to remember.

Racing for all classes commenced with few delays and there were some happy sailors returning to the dock this afternoon, having had a spectacular day on the water.

IRC Super Zero

The Clash of the titans was on the Slalom course today and it was exciting stuff as TP52’s Paprec Recyclage tactician, Sebastien Destremau explains: “We were happy with our boat speed and performance in Race One but it was pretty difficult out there, these boats are really powerful and the corners come up a bit too fast. The boats were really close together in Race Two. However the boats in the other classes which were on the same race course were not a problem as far as I am concerned.”

Johnny Vincent’s TP52, Pace came back in a light airs second race to win by a tight margin from Gray and Laidlaw’s Farr 52, Bob with Paprec Recyclage in third. After two races the big boat class is led by Pace, Paprec Recyclage is second with Bob in third place.