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Herriot and Moran Win RS400 Northerns

7th June 2011
Herriot and Moran Win RS400 Northerns
Ballyholme Yacht Club played host to this years RS400 Irish Northerns. A fleet of 12 crews enjoyed the six race card over Saturday and Sunday the 4th/5th of June.

With some clever race management on trapezoid courses and breeze well into the mid-teens, everyone enjoyed plenty of wet and wild blast reaching conditions on day one. The course layout also allowed the RS200 and RS Feva classes to share the race area without any crossovers between fleets.

Day one saw class stalwart Simon Herriot and his crew Tom Moran dominate the proceedings with three straight bullets. The picture for the chasing pack was however not so clear-cut. Only three points separated the next five boats, which left every thing to play for on day two.

Sunday brought slightly tamer conditions with a steady ten knots of chilly breeze from the North East. Another solid performance by Simon Herriot and Tom Moran earned them a 3rd and 2nd which afforded them the luxury of heading home with a race to spare and an early shower.

In the final tally, brothers Emmet Ryan/James Ryan of the Royal St George finished second, with local sailors Robin Flannigan/Phil Cully in a very close 3rd. Full results are listed below.

Next up on the four event Irish RS400 calendar is the Southern Championships which will be held at Greystones SC on the 2nd/3rd of July.

Results RS400 Irish Northerns:

1 Simon Herriot/Tom Moran: 8 points
2 Emmet Ryan/James Ryan: 14 points
3 Robin Flannigan/Phil Cully: 16 points
4 Michael McAllister/Michael Patton: 17 Points
5 Simon Hutchinson/James Waugh: 19 points
6 Liam Donnelly/Andrew Vaughan: 23 points
7 Paul Mclaughlin/Michael McKinley: 25 points
8 Rob Hastings/Rose Moore: points 40
9 Neil Strain/Katie Rebbeck: points 41
10 Arthur Mehigan/Laura Mehigan: points 46
11 Nick White/John Ferguson: points 55
12 Allan McCullough/Craig Martin: points 62

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