Chris Bateman sailing an ILCA 6 was a convincing winner in this year’s Crosshaven House PY1000.
In it’s 9th year, the event continues to grow with entries breaking 50 for the first time.
Crosshaven House have come on board as sponsor this year and put forward a perpetual trophy. Thank you to Noel Corcoran, Stacey O’Sullivan and the team who were so supportive throughout.
This year the race was run in a pursuit format with boats starting on a staggered basis in line with their handicaps, the first to cross the line then after 90 minutes being the winner.
With gusts of over 30 knots forecast, race officer John Crotty set an interesting course with mark 1 upriver at Coolmore House towards Carrigaline and mark 2 off Crosshaven House near the boatyard.
The course raised some eyebrows when announced but on returning to shore, consensus was it was great to get a fair race in given the conditions involved and it’s not even people will get the chance to race upriver.
32 boats finished the race in the end with Chris Bateman taking the win in an ILCA 6 in convincing style. Chris took away the new trophy and a cheque for €700.
2nd to 5th was hotly contested with Portugese laser coach Andre Granadeiro etching out 2nd in his ILCA 6.
2021 winner Oisin MacSweeney was 3rd, again in an ILCA 6. It was a year for the Lasers this year as they join 29ers, N18s, 420s and RS400s as previous winners.
Full Results Here
Videos and images below.
Thanks to Bob Bateman and Mary Malone for photos on the day.
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