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Butler and McCarthy Dominate Fireball Leinsters in Howth

18th July 2010
Butler and McCarthy Dominate Fireball Leinsters in Howth

Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy lived up to their pre-event billing as favourites for the Fireball Leinster Championship at Howth YC this weekend. The National Champions ended up eight points clear in the 20 boat sailing fleet. The southside pairing has already won the Open Championship at Killaloe and the Ulsters at East Down this season. Second was Kenneth Rumball and David Moran of the Royal St.George. Full results below:

HOWTH YACHT CLUB. FIREBALL LEINSTERS (O'ALL) 18/07/2010 Fireball: 1, Noel Butler/Shane MacCarthy DMYC (5.00); 2, Kenneth Rumball/David Moran RStGYC (13.00); 3, Simon McGrotty/Ruairi Grimes SSC (13.00); 4, Mike Murphy/Alex Voye GBC (14.00); 5, Ed Butler/ RStGYC (16.00)

Photos from Gareth Craig on the Afloat Gallery HERE.

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At A Glance – Fireball Dinghy Specs

Crew 2 (single trapeze)
LOA 16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
Beam 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Hull weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Mast height 22.3 ft (6.8 m)
Mainsail area 108 sq ft (10.0 m2).
Jib / Genoa area 35 sq ft (3.3 m2).
Spinnaker area 140 sq ft (13 m2).

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