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Royal St. George Jaguar Team Wins Dragon Nationals in Kinsale

18th September 2016
Adam Winkelmann, Martin Byrne and Donal Small were winners of the Irish Dragon Championships in Kinsale. Scroll down for prizegiving gallery Adam Winkelmann, Martin Byrne and Donal Small were winners of the Irish Dragon Championships in Kinsale. Scroll down for prizegiving gallery Photo: Bob Bateman

A single point margin gave Jaguar sailed by Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small the Irish Dragon title in Kinsale this afternoon. The RStGYC entry best local hope Cameron Good, Henry Kingston, David Good and Simon Furney sailing 'Little Fella' in a seven race series. 

Royal St. George boats took three of the top four places in the 12–boat fleet. Cloud sailed by Clare Hogan, Neil Hogan, Bill Nolan and Graeme Grant took third overall beating defending champions Phantom David Williams, Arthur Meighan, Hilary Murray and Ed Butler in fourth overall.

Despite the relatively small turnout, it was a very hard fought contest. Going into the final race both Good and Byrne were on equal points but to win Good had to beat Byrne and finish in the top six. It was not to be and the first five overall were only separated by a point each (22–26 points)

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