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“Steady Eddy” Peter Dunlop Takes Coastal IRC In Mojito at Cork Week

15th July 2022
The coastal class with 21 boats was the biggest IRC division at Cork Week 2022
The coastal class with 21 boats was the biggest IRC division at Cork Week 2022 Credit: Bob Bateman

Back at mid-week at Cork Week, we referred to Peter Dunlop with the J/109 Mojito from Pwllheli as the Steady Eddy of the Coastal IRC Class, and he upped his sold game a tiny bit for the final and closest race of the class’s week by bringing his immaculately-maintained ISORA offshore star in first on Corrected Time, which in due course gave him the scoreline for winning the overall title. 

Peter Dunlop's J/109 Mojito from Pwllheli Peter Dunlop's J/109 Mojito from Pwllheli Photo: Bob Bateman

Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox of Pwllheli Sailing Club co-skippers of the J109 MojitoPeter Dunlop and Vicky Cox of Pwllheli Sailing Club are co-skippers of the J109 Mojito Photo: Bob Bateman

As usual, Jamie McWilliam’s flying saucer, the Ker 40 Signal 8, took line honours, but this time the other biggies were looking at his distinctive dished stern (the boat’s, that is) from a much closer distance. 

Jamie McWilliam’s Ker 40 Signal 8 Photo: AfloatJamie McWilliam’s Ker 40 Signal 8 Photo: Bob Bateman

Their performance was such that Michael O’Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood (of more clubs than we could possible list) finished Race 5 second, with Robert Rendell’s Grand Soleil 44 Samatom third for Howth with clubmate Checkmate XX, the First 50 campaigned by Dave Cullen and Nigel Biggs, finally getting in the limelight in fourth.

Robert Rendell’s Grand Soleil 44 Samatom third for HowthRobert Rendell’s Grand Soleil 44 Samatom third for Howth Photo: Bob Bateman

Checkmate XX, the First 50 campaigned by Dave Cullen and Nigel Biggs to windward of SamatomCheckmate XX, the First 50 campaigned by Dave Cullen and Nigel Biggs to windward of Samatom Photo: Bob Bateman

Paul & Deirdre Tingle’s Alpaca the first RCYC boat at fifth on 20 pts.Paul & Deirdre Tingle’s Alpaca the first RCYC boat in the Coastal Class at fifth on 20 pts Photo: Bob Bateman

Overall it was good for visiting boats, with Mojito 1st (10 pts), Signal 8 second (13 pts), Samatom third (16 pts), Darkwood fourth (18pts) and Paul & Deirdre Tingle’s Alpaca the first RCYC boat at fifth on 20 pts.

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Published in Cork Week, J109, ISORA
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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, the dates for the 2022 edition of Cork Week in Cork Harbour is: 11 –15 July 2022

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