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Asterix revels in blustery conditions

23rd May 2009

Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club entry Asterix (John Counihan and Frazer Meredith) made the most of gusty north-westerly winds when they won class 3 IRC in today's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Saturday race. Second was Royal Irish yacht Super nova skippered by Ken Lawless. Third in class three was club-mates Graiine and Sean o'Shea's Gung-Ho.Winds ranging in strength from 14-25 knots, an ebbing tide and a flat sea produced tough sailing conditions for the entire fleet. Full results over the fold:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 23 MAY 2009 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son), 2. Aoife M (Pat Martin), 3. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son), 2. Aoife M (Pat Martin), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 2. Joker 11 (John Maybury), 3. Jetstream (Peter Redden)  CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Joker 11 (John Maybury), 2. Jetstream (Peter Redden), 3. Jump The Gun (M.Monaghan/J.Kelly) CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Helter Skelter (Adrienne Jermyn), 3. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 2. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 3. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea) CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey), 2. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 3. Supernova (K.Lawless et al) CRUISERS 4 - 1. Chico (L.Egar/S.Keane), 2. Maranda (Myles Kelly) DRAGON Race 1- 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Zu (P.Dee et al), 3. Susele (Michael Halpenny) DRAGON Race 2- 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Zu (P.Dee et al), 3. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al)  FIREBALL Race 1- 1. New (Francis Rowan), 2. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 3. NN (David Coleman) FIREBALL Race 2- 1. New (Francis Rowan) FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1- 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Kooigjug (K Dumpleton), 3. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy) FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2- 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy), 3. Hi Fibre (Michael McCambridge) GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glenshesk (L.Faulkner et al), 3. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm) IDRA 14 FOOT Race 2- 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne), 3. Squalls (Stephen Harrison) IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1- 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Squalls (Stephen Harrison), 3. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne) MERMAID Race 1- 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Kim (B.Neill et al), 3. Oonagh (J&M Griffith) MERMAID Race 2- 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Oonagh (J&M Griffith), 3. Kim (B.Neill et al) PY CLASS Race 1- 1. C & P Cronin (FGMermaid), 2. Brendan McConville (Wayfarer) PY CLASSRUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 3. Riff Raff (Paul Fagan) SHIPMAN - 1. Malindi (B.Smith/A.Gray), 2. Curraglas (John Masterson), 3. Gusto (C Heath) SIGMA 33 - 1. Popje (Ted McCourt et al), 2. Leeuwin (Henry Leonard et al), 3. September Song (Conor Colleary)  SQUIB Race 1- 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Waverider (F.Gaynor/T.Bryan), 3. Nimble (Brian O'Hare) SQUIB Race 2- 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Nimble (Brian O'Hare), 3. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Xerxes (Dan O'Neill), 2. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 3. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott) Race 2- 1. C & P Cronin (FGMermaid), 2. Brendan McConville (Wayfarer)

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