Winds have moderated from yesterday's near gale conditions that forced the cancellation of the Junior and Girls competition. Racing is expected to start on schedule at 11am.
Yesterday Cork’s Anthony O’Leary showed his small boat prowess with two race wins to secure his place in the finals and he joins sons nicholas and Peter.
In Flight Two Anthony O’Leary and Nigel Biggs both automatically secured a place in Sunday’s final of the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 when they placed 1st and 2nd respectively.
In Flight Three Peter O’Leary and Simon Brien also secured their places in Sunday’s final when they placed 1st and 2nd respectively.
On Friday, in flight One Tim Goodbody and Stefan Hyde secured their places in Sunday’s final following a first and second.
This fills six of the eight places in tomorrow’s final. The remaining two places are filled by the two best 3rd place finishers across all three groups.
Third in Flight Two, Nicholas O’Leary qualifies for the finals following his 2nd, 5th and 2nd race results.
Third in Flight Three, Gareth Flannigan qualifies for the finals following his 5th, 2nd and 4th race results.
The eight qualified finalists are:
The flights results yesterday were as follows:
1st Anthony O'Leary (Wild Card Nominee), Ross McDonald & Robert O’Leary
2nd Nigel Biggs (ICRA Class 1), George Rile & Tino Hyland
3rd Nicholas O'Leary (Match Race), Mark O’Leary & Dara O’Connor
4th David Burrows (Etchells), Richard Burrows & Raz Beshoff
5th Noel Butler (Fireball), Hugh Butler & Ismail Inan
6th James Espey (Laser), John Driscoll & ANO
7th David Dickson (Shannon One Design), Anna Leech & Dara McCarthy
8th David Dwyer (Wild Card Nominee), Maurice O’Connell & Dave O’Reilly
Anthony O’Leary, Nigel Biggs and Nicholas O’Leary qualified for Sunday's Final.
1st Peter O’Leary (Olympic), Ciara Peelo & Joss Walsh
2nd Simon Brien (RS Elite), Stephen Milne & Bob Espey
3rd Gareth Flannigan (Laser SBS3), Jeremy Tomalin & David Nelson
4th Flor O’Driscoll (ICRA 3), Marty Maloney & O O’Farrell
5th Martin Bryne (Dragon), Con Byrne & Brian Matthews
6th Adrian Allen (Multihull), Michael Allen & Andrew Gallagher
7th Mary O’Loughlin (Match Race), Karena Knaggs & Katie O’Dwyer
8th Derek Mitchell (Ruffian 23), Robert Mitchell & Shane Mitchell
Peter O’Leary, Simon Brien and Gareth Flannigan have automatically qualified for Sunday's Final when they placed first and second.