His father Anthony finished second, his brother Peter third. Peter, a Beijing Olympic sailor, previously won the event in 2006 and 2000 but this was 'Nin's' first attempt.
In the Junior & Girl’s competition four races were sailed to provide a clear winner in Philip Doran from Courtown Sailing Club. Discarding a 5th place he counts two race wins and a 2nd place.
Doran smiled, “Brilliant! Before the weekend I didn’t expect it. We had good sailing with a range of conditions and I got consistent results.
Tiffany Brien (Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club) was second overall but as the highest placed girl is also the ISA All Ireland Girl Champion.
Tiffany explained, “This is my last Junior & Girls. I’m both surprised and delighted to win the Girls Trophy. I’m aimed to be competing against my Dad (Simon Brien) next year.”
1st N O'Leary (Match Race), M O’Leary & D O’Connor
2nd A O'Leary (Wild Card Nominee), R McDonald & R O’Leary
3rd P O’Leary (Olympic), C Peelo & J Walsh
4th Gareth Flannigan (Laser SBS), Jeremy Tomalin & David Nelson
5th S Hyde (2007 Defending Champion), D O'Reilly & D McManus
6th T Goodbody (Olympic Nominee), M O'Leary & R O'Sullivan
7th S Brien (RS Elite), S Milne & B Espey
8th N Biggs (ICRA Class 1), G Rile & T Hyland