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Nicholas O’Leary wins SB3 Event

The inaugural  SB3 Irish National championships on Dublin Bay over the weekend, hosted by the National Yacht Club. They were a huge success for this new class with a huge entry of 56 boats from around Ireland and 3 who travelled from the UK. 6 races were sailed, 5 of them in a force 3-4 westerly on the Friday and Saturday with a final race on Sunday, run in a blustery 25 -30 kts SW'ly. Nicholas O Leary of the RCYC was the winning helm, also the recent winner of the 1720 European Championship also hosted by the National Y.C.

Close behind him was Tom Fitzpatrick followed by Des Faherty both from Howth Y.C. Current Class European champion, Geoff Carveth with Irish Olympic campaigners Prof O Connell and Tim Goodbody crewing for him, finished in 4th place. Local sailor Sean Craig placed 5th.
  Full Results can be found here or through the event page on This first national championship for this new class in Ireland underlined the huge success the Laser SB3 is in Ireland and has been an excellent warm up for the 2008 European Championships which will also be hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire from 22 – 28th Sept 08

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