With their nearest rivals Flynn & Froggat out of the top four in Race 8, Greystones dinghy duo Shane McCarthy & Andy Thompson became GP14 UK Champions without having to sail the final race at Brixham this afternoon. Scroll down for results.
Today's final two races in the 44-boat fleet were delayed due to light wind.When eventually racing got underway Sutton Dinghy Club's Alan Blay & David Johnston took their 2nd race victory of the event in Race 8.
A 15th in Race 9 for Sutton pair was discarded leaving them in 6th overall in their first UK Nationals. It will be a great night in Brixham YC for the small Irish contingent with 5 race win trophies from the 9 and the not so small matter of a Championship trophy to collect between them.
Following a strong showing at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta last month, where with 35 boats the GP14 had largest class representation, these results show the Irish GP14 fleet to be ultra competitive also.
GP14 action from the Brixham based Nationals
Shane McCarthy gives his victory speech at Brixham
Sutton Dinghy Club's Alan Blay & David Johnston collect their prizes