Tim McCarthy , RCYC ILCA Class Captain reports on recent ILCA events around the country.
The ILCA Leinster Championships were held on the 23rd and 24th of July in The Royal Saint George Yacht Club in Dublin. There were 90 boats entered the MGM Boat sponsored event. Team RCYC sent 7 sailors: ILCA4 Megan O Sullivan, Isabel Mc Carthy, Eve McCarthy, ILCA6: Joe O Sullivan, Daniel Mallon, Robert Jeffreys, ILCA7: Jonathan O Shaughnessy and coach James Mc Cann.
The race officers got off 3 fast races on Saturday in fresh 15 knot winds and the usual Dublin Bay Chop. Two races were completed on Sunday when the wind stopped cooperating and following some false starts and 70 degree shifts the race committee called it a day and sent the fleet in for prize giving.
ILCA7: Royal Cork’s Jonathan O Shaughnessy came 2nd in his first outing in Standard rig, with Dan O Connell ISA winning and Darragh Kelleher of Skerries 3rd. Chris Bateman was 4th.
ILCA6: Robert Jeffreys RCYC was 2nd Master and finished 10th overall. The podium for ILCA6 was an all female affair with Vasdileia Karachaliou of Portugal 1st, Aoife Hopkins Howth 2nd and Sofia Naumenko of Ukraine 3rd.
ILCA4 was won by Hannah Dadley Young of Ballyholme with Krzysztof Ciborowski and Daniel O Connor of the Royal St George 2nd and 3rd.
On Aug 7th, the first of the Tri-series sprint regattas was a great success with Bantry Bay Sailing Club pulling out all the stops to make it a great fun event with fantastic sailing and a big welcome for everyone. Great to see sailors from all 3 clubs out on the water and enjoying some very close racing.
Well done to:
ILCA6: Daniel Mallon 1st, Daniel O Keeffe 2nd, Joe O Sullivan 3rd
ILCA 4: Isabel Mc Carthy 1st, Ethal Bateman 2nd, Eve Mc Carthy 3rd
The ILCA National Championships are being held in Tralee Bay Sailing Club in Fenit Co. Kerry 18th to 21st of August.