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Lack of Wind Forces Abandonment of All Ireland Championships

Racing was scheduled to commence at 11am today at the Final of the  ISA All Ireland Championships.  Unfortunately the weather did not see fit to co-operate and provided PRO David O’Brien with an almighty headache that lasted until approximately 3.30 pm when the decision was made to abandon.

The PRO had spent the day trying everything under the sun he could think of to try to get the event moving.  He kept sending RIBS around to check out the wind in various areas of the harbour  but all to no avail as the wind never  settled and even when 2 knots or so appeared  it simply didn’t last.

Following the decision to abandon the final today the CEO of the ISA, Harry Hermon,  advised  a new Notice of Race will be published shortly and the eight helmsmen involved will be invited to participate in a new final consisting of five races on a date to be agreed.  The eight participants concerned are as follows:

Anthony O’Leary
Neil Kenefick
Nicholas O’Leary
Garrett May
Niall Henry
James Espey
Nick Walsh
Ewen Barry

ISA Irish Junior Championship:

It was a very long day of sailing in very light conditions for the Juniors on the second and final day of their Championship.  PRO Richard Leonard raced the fleet on the Curlane Bank and was very fortunate to be able to get in three races in extremely difficult conditions.

The final result saw Philip Doran of Courtown Harbour SC taking first place with  Rory Lynch of  Blessington Sailing Club second and Ross Vaughan of  Royal North of Ireland YC third.

In the Girls Fleet Sophie Murphy of Quoile YC took first place with Emma Geary of RCYC second and Katherine Geoghegan of Dungarvan Harbour SC  third.

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