The Irish Laser Association Munster Championships were held in Baltimore Sailing Club on the 23rd & 24th of October. Of the 73 entries (32 ILCA 4 (4.7), 31 ILCA 6 (radial), 10 ILCA 7 (standard)) Team RCYC sent 16 boats.
There was only one race on the Saturday due to inclement weather but 3 races on Sunday raced in bright and breezy conditions secured the series.
The battle between Jonathan O Shaughnessy and Michael Crosbie in ILCA 6 radial continued as it has done all season being reminiscent of Senna Vs Prost. All season long they have swooped the lead with Michael winning the Connaughts then Jonathan the Nationals and Michael the Kinsale event. This in tandem with competing in the EurILCA Europa cup and the ILCA Radial Youth World Championships. Again it went right down to the wire with both sailors finishing on equal points, the same number of wins and equal discards. Jonathan O Shaughnessy won on count back with Michale Crosbie 2nd
In Standard fleet Michéal O Suilleabhàin KYC/RCYC was 1st with Nick Walsh in 2nd.
Robert Jeffrey’s was the first master in Radial and 7th overall.
In 4.7 overall first went to Mauro G Regueral Noguerol with Darragh Collins 2nd.
Well done to all of Team RCYC who attended with great team spirit and thanks to Baltimore Sailing Club for hosting another successful regatta.
Tim Mc Carthy
Laser Class Captain