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With a third different leader in as many weeks, Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 has sailed eight races in  Cork Harbour, and Kieran Dorgan from Cove Sailing Club is at the top of the scoreboard.

After one discard is applied, Dorgan shares the same 12 points as Ronan Kenneally.

In third overall is week one leader James Murphy with 22 points.

MBSC is one of a few clubs with their race area right on their doorstep, leading to multiple short, sharp racing from the village's Sand Quay.

As Afloat reported previously, starts are 'all-in' from 10.12 am, with the overall series winner collecting the coveted MBSC 'Yard of Ale' and €150 prize money on February 11th.

Also up for grabs are CH Marine vouchers for second and third place in this open event.

Results are below

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 got a full three races in at Cork Harbour on Saturday, January 14th, in a 15 to 20 bitingly cold westerly breeze but bitingly cold coupled with a 3.5-metre tide sluicing past Monkstown.

James Murphy has lost his lead and now sits in second place after five races in the 11-boat fleet, two points behind local ace Ronan Kenneally on 13 points.

There is no messing around at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 with short sharp races and starts of 3,2,1 minutes. Alan Fehilly, as PRO, is helped by a dedicated team of mark layer and rescue boats Photo: Bob BatemanThere is no messing around at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 with short sharp races and starts of 3,2,1 minutes. Alan Fehilly, as PRO, is helped by a dedicated team of mark layer and rescue boats Photo: Bob Bateman

In third overall is Robert Scallan. 

MBSC is one of a few clubs with their race area right on their doorstep.

Hardy annual Munster Laser sailors turnout every year for a blast, rain, hail or snow at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter LeagueHardy annual Munster Laser sailors turnout every year for a blast, rain, hail or snow at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League Photo: Bob Bateman

As Afloat reported previously, starts are 'all-in' from 10.12 am, with the overall series winner collecting the coveted MBSC 'Yard of Ale' and €150 prize money on February 11th.

Also up for grabs are CH Marine vouchers for second and third place in this open event.

The aim is to get in three quick races Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League between 10 am and 12 noon each SaturdayThe aim is to get in three quick races Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League between 10 am and 12 noon each Saturday Photo: Bob Bateman

Results are below

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League 2023 Day Two Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 got off to a blustery start in Cork Harbour on Saturday, January 7th, when the scheduled third race was cancelled as gusts hit 30 knots.

James Murphy's results of two and three in the opening two races have secured the overall lead in the seven-boat fleet. 

The numbers for the first race were smaller than usual, but there is no doubt the weather alerts for Saturday had a part to play in this.

In second overall is Philip Doherty with Arthur O'Connor third. 

The third race of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 was abandoned when gusts were over 30 knots, and many competitors capsized Photo: Bob BatemanThe third race of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023 was abandoned when gusts were over 30 knots, and many competitors capsized Photo: Bob Bateman

MBSC is one of a few clubs with their race area right on their doorstep. Race Officer Alan Fehilly (featured in Mary Malone's vid below) was expected to go afloat to run racing but opted for the town marina due to the weather.

As Afloat reported earlier, there was an all-in start at 10.12 am, with the overall series winner collecting the coveted MBSC 'Yard of Ale' and €150 prize money on February 11th.

Also up for grabs are CH Marine vouchers for second and third place in this open event.

In race two of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023, previous league winner Ronan Kenneally lost his boomIn race two of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC) Laser Winter League 2023, previous league winner Ronan Kenneally lost his boom Phoo: Bob Bateman

Results are below

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League 2023 Day One Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club's Winter Laser League in Cork Harbour begins this weekend and runs for six Saturdays until February 11th.

There will be an all-in start as close as possible to the village's Sand Quay at 10.12 am, with the overall series winner collecting the coveted MBSC 'Yard of Ale' and €150

Also up for grabs are CH Marine vouchers for second and third place in this open event.

A sunny day brought the crowds out for the annual Monkstown Bay Sailing Club St Stephen’s Day Race in Cork Harbour.

The dinghy club combined the annual fixture with its fun raft race from the Sand Quay. The event was run as a fundraiser for the RNLI.

A fleet of 13 dinghies competed. The sailing instructions dictated racing would start at 1.45 pm, the assurance given that they would be ashore by 2.30 pm to allow the Raft Race to start at 3 pm.

The annual Monkstown Bay Sailing Club St Stephen’s Day dinghy race in Cork Harbour preceded the raft race Photo: Bob BatemanThe annual Monkstown Bay Sailing Club St Stephen’s Day dinghy race in Cork Harbour preceded the raft race Photo: Bob Bateman

Five rafts participated in the race with a lot of cheering and encouragement from the large crown on shore.

Crowds gathered for the fun and games in the annual Monkstown Bay Sailing Club raft race Photo: Bob BatemanCrowds gathered for the fun and games in the annual Monkstown Bay Sailing Club raft race Photo: Bob Bateman

Low tide and light winds died following the dinghy race provided ideal conditions for some dubious-looking rafts as Mary Malone's slipway video shows

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club St Stephen’s Day Dinghy and Raft Race Photo Gallery by Bob Bateman

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club members elected Jacqui O’Brien as Commodore at their annual meeting on Sunday.

Richie Harrington was appointed Vice Commodore and Alan Fehily Rear Commodore. Sandy O’Brien is Hon. Secretary and Kieran O’Leary Hon.Treasurer.

Committee members are: Ewen Barry, Brian Dineen, Sandy Rimmington, Michael O’Brien, Chris Granby, Ronan O’Driscoll, Ronan Kenneally, David Doherty, Brendan O’Connell, and Andrew Moynihan.

Laser sailor John Moynihan was awarded a Lifetime Honorary Membership for his dedication to the club. He has been a stalwart of the Laser fleet for many years.

Conditions were tough for dinghy sailors in Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour on Saturday, the final day of the club’s October Dinghy League, with strong, gusty winds and heavy, driving rain showers.

The Race Committee decided conditions were too strong for Class 2, so racing for the smaller dinghies was cancelled. After a postponement, six of the senior sailors in Class 1 got in a race to close the season for Class 1.

The determined group of five Lasers and a 505 battled the challenging conditions. Ewen Barry and John Coakley, sailing the 505, won the race, the seventh of the series and won the league overall. Second was Daniel Mallon in a Laser Radial, who also finished second overall. Third on Saturday, in a Laser II, were Judy Moynihan and Therese Loesberg who placed fourth overall in the series.

Third overall in the league was David O’Connell, the Laser veteran of the club, who finished fourth on Saturday. In the club’s overall league results for the season, he is top sailor, leading Class 1 where Judy Moynihan and Therese Loesberg finished second. Charles McCarthy and Rory O’Connor were third for the season, sailing a 505.

Five races decided Class 2 October League, won by Olin Bateman, with Ethel Bateman second, both sailing Laser 4.7s. Isobelle Clarke Waterman and Conor Donald Kelly were third in an RS Feva XL. Waterman was season’s Class 2 overall winner. Second were Isobel O’Connor and her father, Tim, racing their Mirror and third Tony Geraghty and Daragh Killeen in another RS Feva XL.

Changing from solo sailing a Laser, Ronan Kenneally, who won Monkstown Bay Sailing Club’s September dinghy league in Cork Harbour, is helming a National 18 in the October league.

After four races, sailing National 18 M2 with crew Robert O'Sullivan and Jack Horgan, the trio are in third place overall on 16 points.

Laser sailor Brendan Dwyer is the league leader. He has eight points overall. Second, six points behind him on a total of 14, are Ewen Barry and John Coakley, in a 505.

In Class 2, 4.7 Lasers are in the top two positions, sailed by Ethel Bateman first and Olin Bateman second.

Laser sailor Brendan Dwyer leads the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club October League after two races sailed in the Cork Harbour club's first races of its October League on Saturday.

Medium westerlies gave some exciting racing to the combined fleet of 12 mixed dinghies comprising National 18s, five 505s, RS Aero and five Laser dinghies.

Race officers were John and Judy Moynihan.

Lasers filled the podium in Class One, with Daniel Mallon second and Cove Sailing Club's Kieran Dorgan in third.

Laser sailor Daniel Mallon racing at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club October League Photo: Bob BatemanLaser sailor Daniel Mallon racing at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club October League Photo: Bob Bateman

In Class Two, the Bateman siblings are at the top of a five-boat division.

Ethel leads her brother Olin after two races with Isobelle Waterman and Conor Kelly lying third in an RS Feva,

MBSC October League 2022 Photo Gallery by Bob Bateman

At Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour on Sunday, RS Feva dinghies raced their club championships.

There were six races, with five to count, allowing for one discard. Ten Fexa XLs raced. Ben and Charles Dwyer won the first three races, but did not compete in the others.

The overall winners were Tony Geraghty and Daragh Killeen who had three-second places, a third and ensured their victory with a first in the last race, for a total of ten points. Second were Isobel McCarthy and Alec Garrett on 22 points and third Amy and David Doherty on 27.

MBSC SEPTEMBER LEAGUE

The club’s September dinghy league, sailed on Saturdays, was led to the last race in Class One by overall leader, Laser sailor Ronan Kenneally, on 11 points, winning races five and six. Second was Laser veteran David O’Connell with a total of 18 points. Third was the Laser II two-handed version of this dinghy sailed by Judy Moynihan and Terese Loesberg, finishing with 30 points. Nineteen boats raced in the league at its various stages.

Class Two finishing leaders were RS Feva XL crew Ben Dwyer and Donagh Leahy on 8 points, well ahead of the rest of the fleet. Alexa Creighton sailing a Topaz Uno was second on 31 points. Third were Ellen and Ayda Bruen in another RS Feva XL on 33. Thirteen boats raced in the league.

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