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The action took place over 3 days at Ballyholme Yacht Club.
The start was delayed on Friday and despite two races starting, they were abandoned due to 30 knot winds. A change of course on the Saturday and a slight drop in wind facilitated four good races with Duane taking two thirds and a couple of fourth places.
Sunday started light but in the space of ten minutes the wind picked up to 18 knots and another 3 good races were had with Duane just missing out on a podium position.
Winner of the event, Jules Ferrer, is the French National Laser Champion and silver medalist Rob Cullen is Canadian champion in the former Olympic Star keelboat fleet.
Philip Anthony Toland, from Glengad in Inishowen, Co Donegal, was last seen on Christmas Day near the pier at Ullapool harbour in the Scottish Highlands.
The body was located by a police dive team in the sea near the pier when the search resumed on Monday morning.
It is being speculated that Toland - who has an eight-year-old son - may have slipped and fallen into the water while returning to his boat.
The volunteer lifeboat crew assisted in an intensive shoreline search today along the coastline around Ballycastle from Fair Head to Kinbane head.
The lifeboat was joined in the shoreline search by local Coast Guards and the Police helicopter in the search, which lasted several hours.
Red Bay RNLI Lifeboat searching near Ballycastle
Weather conditions for the search were difficult with strong gusty winds.
Nothing was found in the operation, which lasted several hours.
The search continues throughout the Ballycastle area.
At 02.20 am MRCC Belfast received a call from Police Service Northern Ireland reporting that they had received a call from a lady reporting that her son had not returned from a surfing trip with a colleague.
They had gone surfing at 6.00 pm yesterday evening and were due to return at 11.30 pm.
Belfast immediately called out the Coleraine Coastguard rescue team and requested the launch of the Portrush RNLI lifeboat and inshore lifeboat. The Coastguard helicopter R118 from Sligo, Ireland was also scrambled. PSNI officers with dogs were also assisting in the search.
A search was initiated based on the location of their car which was located at Whiterocks car park containing their personal items and their board covers.
At 3.45 am this morning, the two surfers emerged from a cave. They had gone surfing when one of the surfers sustained a head injury when thrown onto the rocks by the waves. They went into a cave to shelter. They think had been there 6 hours could not get out due to the waves. They were waiting until waves subsided, saw the boat and came out of the cave when a little shore line appeared. The men then went onto the road and met the Coastguard search team.
Liam Colquhoun, Watch Manager Belfast said:
We are pleased that the two men have been located. They have declined any medical treatment and have gone home.
The two men had done the correct thing in making sure that a shore contact knew when they were due to return from undertaking their activity.
If you see someone in trouble at sea or on the coast, Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.