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Mullaghmore Sailing Club Stages Cruiser Regatta

29th July 2019
Mixed cruisers come to the line for the start of the Mullaghmore Cruisers Regatta Mixed cruisers come to the line for the start of the Mullaghmore Cruisers Regatta Credit: MSC/Facebook

Mullaghmore Sailing Club's Cruiser Regatta had visitors from Sligo Yacht Club and Killybegs Sailing Club and further afield for six races over three days held under IRC and ECHO.

First up under the direction of Dublin Bay Race Officer Brian Mathews was the Pier Head Trophy on Friday evening then there were three races on Saturday for the SF Engineering Cup before Sunday's White Sails Trophy conclusion. 

There was an eclectic fleet of J24s, a single RS Elite and this pristine vintage ketch (below) visiting from Sligo Yacht Club.

Following their success in the Ladies Cup held at Sligo Yacht Club earlier this month, the J24 Jana sailed to victory once more in Mullaghmore.

The Sligo Yacht Club J24 boat, helmed by Colm O'Flaherty, with crew Lucia and Sarah Nicholson, Nancy Pyl and Luke Henderson, won the event with a points total of five.

Jana had five race wins and one second. The next closest challenger was an RS Elite Boat helmed by Ed Cody from the Royal North Yacht Club who had a points total of 9.

Third overall in the event was Sligo Yacht Club's Ken Draper and crew aboard Jevan, another J24, who finished on 15 points.

The Mullaghmore Regatta was raced for over six races which started on Friday last and continued through to Sunday.

Conditions were mixed with blustery and sunny conditions on Friday evening for the first race followed by sunny conditions and lighter winds on Saturday and Sunday was light and overcast.
Boats travelled from Sligo Yacht Club and Killybegs for the event.

The next event in the sailing calendar for many of those who took part will be the J24 National Championships which are due to take place in Lough Erne Yacht Club.

Ketch MullaghmoreA vintage ketch (below) visited Mullaghmore from Sligo Yacht Club Photo: MSC/Facebook

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