The GP14 Leinster Championship was held in Skerries Sailing Club over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of September, with a great turnout of 40 boats. As usual the members of SSC pulled out all the stops to ensure a great weekend was had by all writes Libby Tierney.
A special mention must go to the PRO, Liam Dineen and his team who expertly managed the racing. As someone who's been racing for years (not very well!) There hasn't been many events I've been to, where I've gotten four hour long races in a single day, with such a slick turnaround between races.
Day one kicked off with moderate NE winds causing a sloppy sea for the competitors.
Race 1 kicked off the a great start for the McGuinness brothers who secured the first bullet of the event, Duffin/Whitecomb taking second & Tiarnaigh/Tierney taking 3rd.
Race 2 Saw Owens/Morris winning easily, with this there only 2nd event I think we should be all worried. 2nd was taken again by Duffin/Whitecomb team with 3rd being snapped up by McCarty/Davis.
Race 3 Saw another bullet from the pairing of Owens/Morris, with MacCarty/Davis moving up another place to get 2n, with the Morrison brothers getting 3rd.
Race 4 Had MacCarty/Davis get there first bullet of the event, 2nd was the Goodwin brothers and 3rd was Tiarnaigh/Tierney combination.
After race four all the competitors made there was back to SSC for a well-deserved BBQ & drinks.
Day two saw light, variable & shifty winds which promised to make things interesting for the fleet.
Race 5 had the Goodwin brothers get there first bullet with MacCarty/Davis in 2nd and the McGuinness brothers taking 3rd
Race 6 the penultimate race of the championship found MacCarty/Davis finishing in 1st, Owens/Morris in 2nd & the Goodwin brothers in 3rd. This is also how the overall event finished up.
A special acknowledgement must go to the only all-female paring of the event, Kissane & McCormack who also took the Leinster Youth Title..
Results attached for download below