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Feva News: Great result for RCYC Feva sailors at ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008

Feva Laying up supper 2008

Saturday sailing was cancelled with 30+ knots on the water at times after an instruction to get ready had Richard Harrington and Isabella Morehead getting rigged during the afternoon but certainly not looking too enamoured by the idea. Both RCYC competitors were somewhat relieved as the winds would have stretched their ability to stay afloat, not to mind compete. The J80s did manage top get out

The forecast was for fair winds on Sunday which had the Feva sailors looking forward to sailing the Laser Radials in conditions that might suit their weights better! The trip over the hill into Howth on the sunday morning had Isabella reeling. White horses and evident high winds seemed to be the order of the day again despite the forcasts. During the morning the winds gradually eased..27knts..20knts as the low passed over. A good call meant the OOD hoped to get a few races in immediately after lunch. Racing was held just north east of the harbour in relative shelter. Our sailors braved the elements and Richard Harrington managed a 7th in the 19 strong fleet. Isabella did not find her first laser race to her liking and went for a swim just before the start almost taking out the OOD and finishing 15th.

Racing was watched from the Quay wall by Dads and supporters. Richard had an excellent first three races managing top 10 positions with a 4th in the 3rd race of the day. The final race saw the fleet divided with the middle left proving favorable for Isabella with an 8th at the weather mark, 5th at the leeward and finally second at the finish to get 3rd overall girl in the event. Richard got caught out in the shift on the left side but still managed to achieve 7th overall. A magnificent achievement for both the RCYC 15yr olds in the u 19 all Ireland competition!

The 4 race event was won by Topper sailor from Courttown, Philip Doran, who just missed bronze in the Topper worlds this year. 2nd overall and 1st girls was NI laser Radial sailor Tiffany Brien, already having had an admirable year with 1st girl in the Irish Youth Championships, is currently RYA NI Youth Champion and RYA NI Young Sailor of the Year.

Full results

Other news and dates to watch:

Our laying up supper and prizegiving is planned for Friday 21st November in RCYC Dining room. Booking essential via Miriam in RCYC Office. The ususal Feva entertainment will be laid on..more later!!

Team racing in Dublin this weekend has been cancelled – well done however to Robbie and the lads for getting organised to travel. David Kelly had not only boats, but bunks laid on too for the event and hopes to get it fully mobilised for the spring 2009.

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