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Battle of the Sunfast Sisterships in DBSC Spring Chicken Race (Video)

3rd March 2019
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View from onboard Sunfast 3600 "YoYo" as the crew to prepare to gybe with rival sister ship "Hot Cookie" left View from onboard Sunfast 3600 "YoYo" as the crew to prepare to gybe with rival sister ship "Hot Cookie" left

Prof O'Connell of North Sails Ireland reports from the deck of the Sunfast 3600 YoYo in the DBSC Spring Chicken race on Dublin Bay.

Today's DBSC Spring Chicken race was a light wind affair with big wind shifts, making it challenging for both the competitors and race officer Henry Leonard's team. The triangular course was eventually shortened after the fifth leg. Nice timing given that the rain had just arrived!

Onboard "YoYo" we had a useful practice session with sister ship "Hot Cookie" prior to racing. "Hot Cookie", with FF guru Alan Green helming, NS colleague Shane Hughes trimming plus noted tactician Marty O'Leary aboard eventually won the "battle of the sisterships" beating us on the water by 12 lengths or so.

The J97 "Windjammer" had a stellar day, beating us both on the water as did the J112 "Jib 'n Tonic". We await the "FECHO" results with bated breath!

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Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell is a One Design Expert with North Sails Ireland. He is a Pro Sailor and Coach. Full bio here.

North Sails Ireland is operated by Loft Manager and One Design Expert Nigel Young at his Cork Harbour base at Myrtleville. The company specialities include Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage and Sail Washing. Working with Nigel are Maurice O'Connell, Shane Hughes and Richard Marshall.

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