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Volvo Cork Week - Day 2

Away from the Fastnet racers, 100 teams were competing inshore for the second day of Volvo Cork Week.

A long coastal race, in good breeze along the wild South Coast of Ireland produced fantastic racing for Day 2 of Cork Week.

In IRC One Jonathan Anderson's J/122 El Gran Senor (Clyde Cruising Club) was today's winner. They managed to beat Conor Phelan's Jump Juice in two races, which is a rarity.

In IRC Two, Ronan Harris' J/109 Jigamaree (Royal Irish YC) corrected out to win by under a minute from Monday's winner, Dunlop & Cox's J/109 Mojito (Pwllheli SC).

In IRC Three, Ronan & John Downing's Half Tonner Miss Whiplash (Royal Cork YC) won Race 2, crossing the finish line just four seconds ahead of Wright, Cronnelly & DeNeve's Corby 27 Kodachi (Howth YC).

Volvo Cork Week Chairman Kieran O'Connell is one of the crew on Miss Whiplash, Kieran was excused from boat wash down today, only on account of providing a case of Heineken for the team!

Congratulations to all of Tuesday's class winners including:

Rory Fekkes's Quarter Tonner Fn'Gr8 (Carrickfergus SC), Denis Hewitt & Ors' Mills 36 Raptor (Royal Irish YC), Broadhead, Collins & Stuart's Sigma 38 Persistance (Royal Irish YC), Donal & O'Mahony's Loch Greine (Royal Cork YC), and Patrick Doherty's Tailte (NSYS & RCYC).

Volvo Cork Week continues Wednesday 18 July, with the scenic and tactically challenging Cork Harbour Race, and the start of the One Design Southern Championships for the 1720 Class and the International Dragons.

Full results availabel here

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