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#Rowing: Glenn Patterson of Sligo was the men’s winner of the Tullamore Time Trial on Saturday. Emily Dowling of the host club, Offaly, was the fastest woman. Dowling is a junior competitor.

TTT 2017Race 414.00 p.m.         
                       
Name Club Grade Launch Time                
                       
        num Cum Time num Cum Time Time Mins Secs time
G.Patterson Sligo MS 13.39 1 2810.29 1 3325.95 515.66 8 35.66 08:35.00
C Brady ORC MS 13.39 2 2876.28 2 3395.57 519.29 8 39.29 08:39.00
M Avery GNM MM(A) 13.39 3 2913.47 3 3487.83 574.36 9 34.36 09:34.00
P. Gallen ATLN MM(F) 13.39 4 2942.4 4 3524.81 582.41 9 42.41 09:42.00
B Cross GNM MM(A) 13.37 5 2989.59 5 3568.97 579.38 9 39.38 09:39.00
B Colsh Sligo MJ15 13.37 6 3034.62 6 3613.19 578.57 9 38.57 09:38.00
A Carroll ATLN MJ15 13.37 7 3074.95 7 4009.23 934.28 15 34.28 15:34.00
R Dunne ATLN MJ15 13.35 8 3119.4 8 3721.85 602.45 10 2.45 10:02.00
L Naughton ATLN MJ15 13.35 9 3150.84 9 3746.14 595.3 9 55.3 09:55.00
C Cronin ATLN MJ14 13.33 10 3268.41 10 3961.5 693.09 11 33.09 11:33.00
A Donovan ATLN MJ14 13.33 11 3227.1 11 3811.77 584.67 9 44.67 09:44.00
D Murtagh ATLN MJ12 13.33 12 3903.54 12 4668.51 764.97 12 44.97 12:44.00
E Dowling ORC WJ18 13.33 13 3327.28 13 3922.14 594.86 9 54.86 09:54.00
E Corcoran CAR WJ16 13.31                
G Guckian CoS WJ16 13.31 15 3829.98 15 4530.12 700.14 11 40.14 11:40.00
D Slater CAR WJ16 13.31 16 3364.83 16 4034.11 669.28 11 9.28 11:09.00
E Oçonnor Sligo WJ15 13.29 17 3404.62 17 4166.59 761.97 12 41.97 12:41.00
A Murphy ORC WJ15 13.29 18 3473.71 18 4092.89 619.18 10 19.18 10:19.00
A Egan CAR WJ15 13.29 19 3506.45 19 4178.19 671.74 11 11.74 11:11.00
G Creighton CoS WJ14 13.27 20 3604.1 20 4363.68 759.58 12 39.58 12:39.00
P Kaminska CoS WJ14 13.27 21 3677.13 21 4370.71 693.58 11 33.58 11:33.00
L Kate Cos WJ14 13.25 22 3713.76 22 4404.57 690.81 11 30.81 11:30.00
E Noyce ORC WJ14 13.25 23 3754.3 23 4449.72 695.42 11 35.42 11:35.00
M Cummins GNM WM 13.25 24 3785.64 24 4431.04 645.4 10 45.4 10:45.00
C.Nolan ORC WM(C) 13.23 25 3881.58 25 4545.96 664.38 11 4.38 11:04.00
J Patterson GNM WM(C) 13.23                
F Durkin ORC MM(H) 13.15 27 3978.11 27 4780.77 802.66 13 22.66 13:22.00
C. Murtagh ATLN TO(WJ15)   28 3572.5 28 4223.5 651 10 51 10:51.00

 

Published in Rowing

The Royal Ocean Racing Club in London has awarded Niall Dowling's Royal Irish yacht Arabella (a J111)  the Alan Paul Trophy for consistent high performance in IRC, the Serendip Trophy for best series-produced Yacht in IRC, and the second place medallion in IRC overall for the 2011 RORC season.

Published in RORC
With less than a month to go the Fastnet race Niall Dowling and Nick Smyth will be co skippering the J111 'Arabella' under the burgee of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. 'Arabella' the first J111 in Europe has had an extensive offshore campaign since winning the Hamble Spring Series in April. The Fastnet Race is the focus of their 2011 campaign.

'Arabella' currently lies 2nd out of over 300 boats in the RORC Overall Series behind Piet Vroon"s Kerr 46 Tonnerre de Breskens. Crew for the Fastnet will include Class 40 sailor John Cunningham, GBR Olympic Finn coach Matt Howard, Volvo sailor Craig Bowie. Also on board Dowling's long term friend, skipper and double handed campaigner Michael Boyd a veteran of many Fastnet campaigns the first of which was on the Irish Admirals Cup team in 1983 will further bolster the offshore experience. The dynamic duo of Peter Knight and Aaron Cooper both amongst the elite graduates of the Solent Keelboat Academy will cover roles of bowman and navigator respectively.

When asked about the campaign Dowling said "this campaign is all about getting a group of friends that used to sail a lot together back out there. Nick and I used to race dinghies, instructed sailing together in Dun Laoghaire and campaigned offshore. Nick has been doing lot of competitive team racing but until this campaign the last offshore race we did together with Michael was the Round Ireland race in 2006 ... . The RORC Eddystone Race in May definitely showed there were no cobwebs as Nick drove most of the way back from the lighthouse topping out at 22.6 knots and averaging mid teens! John although normally based in the US has been doing a fellowship at Cambridge University and has been on board since the boat arrived". Irish Olympic Finn sailor Tim Goodbody and the National Yacht Club's now Brighton based boat designer Jonny Coate are also regulars on board. For the Fastnet there will be a competitive fleet of 77 boats in IRC2 where 'Arabella' currently lies 2nd in the series behind RORC commodore Andrew Mc Irvine's First 40 'La Reponse'.

Published in Fastnet
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series are jointly promoting reduced entry fees in a tue up between the two big Irish Sea regattas.  50% discounts off entry fees is available for boats entering both events.

"The way this works is that the Clyde Cruising Club are offering a 25% rebate for boats from the 4 Dun Laoghaire Clubs (DMYC, NYC, RIYC, RStGYC) that enter the Brewin Dolphin Scottish series before the expiration of the early bird discount period which expires on April 22nd explained Dun Laoghaire event secretary, Ciara Dowling.

As a reciprocal arrangement the committee of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta are offering a discount of 50% from the full entry fee to all boats that enter both regattas. To avail of this, boats must register for the early bird entry fee in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta prior to 2 May 2011. Note the 50% discount will be applied to the full entry fee rate and not the early bird rate.

To avail of this arrangement for the Scottish Series contact the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series office for details, [email protected] 0044141 221 2774.

To avail of this arrangement for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta visit the event website at www.dlregatta.org or email [email protected]

The Scottish Series takes place from 27–30 May and the Dun Laoghaire regatta from July 7th–10th 2011.

In a further boost for Dun Laoghaire sailors heading north the feeder race from Bangor to Tarbert has been re-instated.

Troon and Largs Marinas are offering competitors berthing rate discounts around Scottish Series.

Competitors from Scotland coming to Dun Laoghaire are reminded that the entry fee to the regatta includes free berthing for the duration of the event.

The official Notice of Race and Online Entry are now available at www.dlregatta.org

Published in Volvo Regatta

Fastnet Yacht Race 

This race is both a blue riband international yachting fixture and a biennial offshore pilgrimage that attracts crews from all walks of life:- from aspiring sailors to professional crews; all ages and all professions. Some are racing for charity, others for a personal challenge. For the world's top professional sailors, it is a 'must-do' race. For some, it will be their first-ever race, and for others, something they have competed in for over 50 years! The race attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts, from beautiful classic yachts to some of the fastest racing machines on the planet – and everything in between. The testing course passes eight famous landmarks along the route: The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, the Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Plymouth breakwater (now Cherbourg for 2021 and 2023). After the start in Cowes, the fleet heads westward down The Solent, before exiting into the English Channel at Hurst Castle. The finish is in Plymouth, Devon via the Fastnet Rock, off the southern tip of Ireland.

  • The leg across the Celtic Sea to (and from) the Fastnet Rock is known to be unpredictable and challenging. The competitors are exposed to fast-moving Atlantic weather systems and the fleet often encounter tough conditions
  • Flawless decision-making, determination and total commitment are the essential requirements. Crews have to manage and anticipate the changing tidal and meteorological conditions imposed by the complex course
  • The symbol of the race is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race
  • Once sailors reach the Fastnet Rock, they are well over halfway to the finish in Plymouth.
  • The lighthouse first shone its light on New Year’s Day in 1854
    Fastnet Rock originally had six keepers (now unmanned), with four on the rock at a time with the other two on leave. Each man did four weeks on, two weeks off

At A Glance – Fastnet Race

  • The world's largest offshore yacht race
  • The biennial race is 605 nautical miles - Cowes, Fastnet Rock, Plymouth
  • A fleet of over 400 yachts regularly will take part
  • The international fleet is made up of over 26 countries
  • Multihull course record: 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (2011, Banque Populaire V)
  • Monohull course record: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi)
  • Largest IRC Rated boat is the 100ft (30.48m) Scallywag 100 (HKG)
  • Some of the Smallest boats in the fleet are 30 footers
  • Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001
  • The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result

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