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‘Nacho’ Trio Win National 18 Championships at Royal Cork

Bouncing back from a disqualification in the second race of six sailed, Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard and John Coakley sailing ‘Nacho’ retained their National 18 Irish Championship crown at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday evening.

The Cork Harbour-based championships featured a range of excellent conditions, with Sunday’s finale sailed in up to 20 knots of wind on the Curlane Bank course.

The winning trio concluded the series four points clear of Howlin’ Mad crew Richie Harrington, Ronan O’Driscoll, and Richard Leonard, having won three races.

Third in the 11-boat fleet was Aquadisiacs, sailed by Colin Chapman, Dave Lane and Mike Wren.

Results below and images from Bob Bateman and Mary Malone.


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