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Killaloe Sailing Club Stages 30–Boat Regatta on Lough Derg

9th September 2015
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A healthy field of over 30 boats took to Lough Derg on both days to compete in seven races over the two days

Last week, Killaloe Sailing Club hosted its annual sailing regatta. Founded in 1973 at the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe, the club hosts an open regatta every year. For 2015 it was decided to hold the event over two days, rather than the usual one day event.

A healthy field of over 30 boats took to the water on both days to compete in seven races over the two days.

The open regatta was open to any sailing dinghy and the club used the PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) handicap system for racing a field of multi class boats, therefore just like golf the first boat over the line on the water might not necessarily win on handicap.

From the first race on day one, Jim Ryan and David Tanner were out in front with their Fireball winning the first race comfortably, followed home by Daniel O’Sullivan and David Coleman in their RS400 and Brian and Conor Bryce in third place also in an RS400. Jim Ryan and David Tanner were well beaten by Daniel O’Sullivan and David Coleman in the second race of the day, with the all lady crew of Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway in their RS200 upsetting the order of the lead boats by sneaking in fourth. While nobody could catch Jim Ryan and David Tanner in the last two races of the day, thanks to the PY handicapping system the battle behind them was heating up for second place between Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway in their RS200 and Ronan Gilmartin in his Laser Radial with only six points separating them.

Day two brought about much more benign conditions. However things did not change at the front of the field with Jim Ryan and David Tanner taking three from three and wrapping up the regatta. Daniel O’Sullivan and David Coleman were a consistent second. David’s daughter Megan and Nadine O’Sullivan managed a class win in their RS200, while Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway took the other two wins in the RS200 class. PY handicaps were tallied and the final results were:

Killaloe winners

1st Overall and Fireball Class winners Jim Ryan and David Tanner with Commodore Pat Culloo

Killaloe winners3

3rd Overall, RS200 Class winners Top Female Crew Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway with Commodore Pat Culloo

Overall results
1st Jim Ryan/David Tanner
2nd Ronan Gilmartin
3rd Susie Coote/Charlotte Carway

Class results:

Fireball class:
1st Jim Ryan/David Tanner
2nd Pat Culloo/Evan Jones
3rd Marc McLoughlin/Mick Collins

RS400 Class
1st Daniel O’Sullivan/David Coleman
2nd Brian Bryce/Conor Bryce
3rd Barry Lowe/Donal Cullinane

RS200 Class
1st Susie Coote/Charlotte Carway
2nd Colm O’Leary/Aodhan O'Leary
3rd Megan Coleman/Nadine O’Sullivan

Laser Class
1st Philip Despard
2nd Brian Griffin
3rd John Callanan

Laser Radial Class
1st Ronan Gilmartin
2nd Patrick Donlon
3rd Tadhg O'Mara

RS Feva Class
1st David Schutz/ Jimi Ni Baoill
2nd Orla Imhoff
3rd Bjorn Imhoff

1st All Lady Crew
Susie Coote/Charlotte Carway

1st Junior
Ronan Gilmartin

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