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Sparkling Conditions for Day Two of Fireball Nationals

4th July 2015
Sparkling Conditions for Day Two of Fireball Nationals

#fireballl – After a 2hr postponement due to the sea condition, Race Officer Con Murphy got three Fireball races completed in Dunmore East today writes Cormac Bradley. In wind conditions that peaked at just over 20 knots and receded to 15 knots at the end of racing, we enjoyed sparkling conditions with sunshine, moderate water temperatures and breeze for three Windward/Leeward courses of 3,3 and 2 laps respectively.

Barry McCartin & Conor Kinsella continued their march to the title with another 3 first places. Kenny Rumball & Teddy Byrne remain in second place despite a 5th in the first race of the day. The "blip" was eradicated with two seconds. Conor & James Clancy took the first race and two thirds. Race 1 saw some of the front runners go swimming and a sub-par performance by Rumball resulted in a third place for Mick Creighton and a fourth for Mary Chambers & Cormac Bradley.

Races three and four returned to standard running order.

With 6 races complete and a discard in force the overall result is as follows;

1. McCartin & Kinsella (6), 5.
2. Rumball & Byrne (16), 11.
3. Clancy & Clancy (16), 13.
4. Creighton & Johnson (31), 24.
5. Miller & Butler (40), 29.

The deck of WHSC is bathed in sunshine and the BBQ is on the go.

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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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