Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Terrific Tuesday

What more could you ask for? Sun. Wind. Warm. And a world champion visiting to show you how it's done.

The PY fleet gathered in decent numbers on a Tuesday night that was worth coming out for. NE wind in the teens, a Scotsman's Bay chop that only got gnarly at the end, sunshine and Shane McCarthy in his Solo - fresh from his recent World Championship win in the GP14 fleet.  (sadly, he doesn't seem to be entered so his results don't count).

Race 1 saw the OK Dinghy get a flying start, tacking and crossing the fleet and leading out. The Finn and Solo were close behind and a dingdong battle around the course would have seen the Solo the narrow winner from the OK Dinghy with the Finn close behind. The Vagos were a little further back, but sailing around in fine style.

Race 2 saw Tate's Finn find another gear, particularly on the 2nd beat, and he reversed the finishing order from Race 1, beating the OK dinghy by a reasonable margin. Again, we don't know exactly where the Solo would have been, but rough mental arithmetic suggests he pipped the Finn in this race too.

In the Lasers there was a fantastic turnout. Something like 15 boats on the line and the usual tight racing across the whole fleet.  O'Connell won one race and Craig the other, but on balance it was O'Connell's night.

Results are - apparently - still wonky on the DBSC website, but should be updated within a few days. More as we have it.

The Fireballs saw a split title for the night, with the Clancy brothers and Butler/Oram sharing honors. Look for their report on Afloat.ie. 
all photos courtesy of Ros Bremner - all rights reserved
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