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National 18’s Wednesday Night 9/5/12

Another night of thrills and spills in the National 18ft class. 8 boats took to the water for two exciting windward / leeward races provided by Kieth McKeown, held in among the valuable yachts of the Crosshaven estuary. An easterly 20 gusting 25 knots made it interesting to say the least.
The first casualty was Breakeven 329. Willie with his all girl crew battled the elements bravely but eventually succumbed to the cold.
Race 1 was won by Happy Days with Colin getting clear air at the start and never looking back. He was followed by Cellulite and Clea
Race 2 and Happy Days never looked troubled unlike Oystercatcher whose middle man [Das boot skipper ]missed his toe straps and over we went only to have fastest recovery in history (1min20sec) and finish a credible 6th. Cellulite was again 2nd and Clea 3rd. All in all a great night of testing sailing.
As can be seen Clea leads the field in the overall standings followed closely by Oystercatcher and Badger.
Team 3 is leading the Teams. Team captain Nick Walsh must be thrilled with the way his YOUNG Team is preforming up to now.

Tomorrow, Friday night is up next lets keep the momentum up and get Boats on the Water, it looks like it’s going to be a cracker!
If you boat isn’t sailing and you can crew need crew and want to sail or just want to crew(confusing isn’t it?) let us know!
We need a boat count for tomorrow night!!!!

WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY
1 Aquaholics 370  Colin Chapman 1.5pts
2 Badger 357  Tommy Mc Carthy 4pts
3 Oystercatcher 354  Jamie Dwyer 5pts
4 Clea 342 Brian Hassett  7pts

WEDNESDAY 9th MAY
1 Happy Days 358  Colin Barry 1.5pts
Cellulite 351 Tom Crosbie 4pts
Clea 342 Brian Hassett 6pts
4 3 Blind Mice 372 Nick Walsh 8pts
Oystercatcher  354 Jamie Dwyer 11pts
6 Much A Doo 350 Peter O Donavan 12pts
7 Badger  357 Tommy Mc Carthy 13pts

OVERALL STANDING
1 Clea 342 Brian Hassett 13pts
2 Oystercatcher  354 Jamie Dwyer 16pts
3 Badger 357 Tommy Mc Carthy 17pts
4/5 Aquaholics 370  Colin Chapman 26.5pts
4/5 Happy Days 358 Colin Barry 26.5pts
6 Cellulite 351 Tom Crosbie 29pts
7 3 Blind Mice 372 Nick Walsh 33pts
8 Much A Doo 350 Peter O Donavan 37pts
Remainder of the fleet who have not started yet are carrying 50pts.

TEAM STANDINGS
1       TEAM 3    149pts
2       TEAM 6    150pts
3       TEAM 5    167pts
4/5     TEAM 1    176.5pts
4/5     TEAM 2    176.5pts
6        TEAM 4    179pts
Great to see all teams now featuring.
Team members are invited to name their teams, there may well be a prize for the most amusing/ridiculous/entertaining.

See you on the water!
Jamie & Kieran

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