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Closest finish at 420 Leinsters in Malahide

8th May 2013
Closest finish at 420 Leinsters in Malahide

After six races in blustery conditions on the Broadmeadows, Malahide, Adam Hyland/Bill Staunton (RStGYC/SSC) took the Curradinghy-sponsored 420 Leinster title from Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove (HYC/SSC) by virtue of two race wins.

Hyland & Staunton won the fourth and fifth races to edge out their northside rivals who were second in four races.

The Malahide cousins Lizzy and Cara McDowell also had a consistent series and also won the third race to finish third overall, a point ahead of the Royal St.George YC sisters Kate and Alanna Lyttle.

Best placed of the silver fleet was Philip McDowell & Cian Buckley of the host club in 7th overall.

Taking the two best results from three events – the Munster Championships, ISA Youth nationals and the Leinster Championships, the following ten crews have qualified for the 420 Worlds in the following order:

Hyland/Staunton; Dickson/Waddilove; McCann/Walsh (RCYC); Whittaker/Whittaker (RCYC); Lyttle/Lyttle; McDowell/McDowell, McMahon/O'Sullivan; Ni Shulleabhan/McGinley (KYC/RCYC); McDowell/Buckley; Lee/Jordan (GBSC/HYC).

The first seven crews also qualified for the Junior European Championships.


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At A Glance – 420 Dinghy Specifications

Crew 2
Type Monohull
Design One-Design
Construction GRP
Rig Bermuda
Keel Centerboard
Trapeze Single
LOA 4.2 metres (13 ft 9 in)
Beam 1.63 metres (5 ft 4 in)
Draft 0.965 metres (3 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight 80 kilograms (180 lb)
Mast height 6.26 metres (20 ft 6 in)
Main & Jib area 10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft) [1]
Mainsail area 7.45 square metres (80.2 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 2.8 square metres (30 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 8.83 square metres (95.0 sq ft)

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