Three races at the Fireball National Championships have been completed at Lough Derg Yacht Club yesterday in a breeze that peaked at 15 knots and bottomed out at 6 knots from 330° for most of the day writes Cormac Bradley. The Race Officer tweaked his course continuously to keep the course correct and races were of the 40 minute duration.
Noel Butler & Simon Reveille (15061) took the first two races, the first by a comfortable distance. However, in Race 3 they came unstuck and finished behind Neil Colin & Margaret Casey (14775). Indeed at one stage they could have dropped bsck to third......but they didn't. Colin & Casey added a 4, 2 to their race win which may be enough to see them into second overall ahead of Jon Evans & Aidan Caulfield (14748) who were second in the second race.
Racing starts again at 10:30 Saturday.
Overall after three races sailed:
1st Noel Butler & Simon Reville 4pts
2nd Neil Colin & Margaret Casey 7pts
3rd Niall McGrotty & Neil Cramer 9pts
4th Jon Evans & Aidan Caulfield 13pts
5th Frank Miller & Ed Butler 14pts.