#ruffian – A Northern Ireland entry Carrageen skippered by Alec Kirkpatrick from Belfast lough won the Ruffian National Championships following a fine display in tricky conditions for the final day's two races of the event sailed from the Royal St. George Yacht Club. (Results sheet available for download below)
The Ruffian National Championships, hosted annually in Dublin Bay drew 22 boats from Dublin Bay, Skerries, Carrickfergus and Wicklow. Gareth Craig photographed the action over seven races. See photo gallery below.
Second overall was Dublin Bay class captain Alan Claffey sailing Diane with third overall going to another bay boat Ruff 'n' Ready (Ann Kirwan).
Skerries entry Red Fox was the silver fleet winner. The overalls are attached below for download as a jpeg file.