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Eight Line up for Breezy All Ireland Finals

8th October 2011
Eight Line up for Breezy All Ireland Finals

Three Cork keelboat sailors top the fleet after today's qualifying rounds of the Waterways Ireland All Irieland Sailing Championships at Lough Derg Yacht Club. Royal Cork's George Kenefick leads on four points. Flor O'Driscoll, orignally from West Cork but sailing under the Howth YC burgee this weekend, is second on five points. Sharing the same points is four time Olympic Star sailor Mark Mansfield.

Gale force winds are forecast for tomorrow's final on Lough Derg.

Half of the invited helms have been eliminated and although a pre-event favourite Anthony O'Leary has been the major surprise casualty of the event so far, others that failed to qualify included Roger Bannon, Brian Goggin, David Gorman and Alan Henry.

Also through to tomorrow's final is Olympic dinghy campainer Ryan Seaton, one of three Belfast Lough sailors to make it in to the final eight. Seaton's club mate Adrian Allen is also through as is Squib sailor Gordon Patterson from Royal North.

The only Dun Laoghaire sailor through is Fireball ace Noel Butler.

Final Flight Competitors:

Name

Club

R1

R2

R3

Total

George Kenefick

Royal Cork Yacht Club

1

1

2

4

Flor O’Driscoll

Howth Yacht Club

1

1

3

5

Mark Mansfield

Royal Cork Yacht Club

2

2

1

5

Ryan Seaton

Ballyholme Yacht Club

3

2

2

7

Noel Butler

ISA

2

3

6

11

Gordon Patterson

Royal North Yacht Club

4

4

4

12

Adrian Allen

Ballyholme Yacht Club

8

3

3

14

Ben Duncan

Howth Yacht Club

4

6

4

14


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