Class One's hierarchy may be well documented here but a last-minute crew line up announced for Brian Jones's J109 Jelly Baby from Royal Cork poses a potential upset on Dublin Bay if the current hype at the Royal St. George venue is to be believed.
Hotshot 49er Olympic campaign skiff crew Seafra Guilfoyle will be tactician, Johnny Durcan, Laser youth champ, 49er and Moth sailor is driving, Cian Byrne, ex-49er crew and just back from the Moth Europeans is on the mainsheet. All three are from Crosshaven. Dublin 49er crew Adam Hyland is expected to add local knowledge.
Irish University keelboat national championships winners, Ewan O'Keeffe and Mark Murphy from CIT are manning the forward end of the boat, along with owner Brian Jones and Steve Ryan.
It's a youthful and talented line up in which Jones is the only member over 25, but it is as yet an untested crew...