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Goodbody's 'White Mischief' Wins J109 East Coast Championship

12th May 2019
A ten boat fleet contested the J109 Easterns on Dublin Bay A ten boat fleet contested the J109 Easterns on Dublin Bay Photo:

After a mix of coastal and inshore races, Tim and Richard Goodbody's White Mischief of the Royal Irish lived up to her pre-championship billing as favourite and won the J109 Eastern title but only after a tie-break on Dublin Bay this afternoon. 

The ten boat fleet sailed three thrilling windward-leeward races today in a perfect 15-knot southerly breeze. It followed a DBSC coastal race on Saturday, results are here.

Second overall at the National Yacht Club hosted event was the Dun Laoghaire Club's own Jalapeno (P Barrington, W Despard and B O'Sullivan) 

Points were so close at the top of the fleet that third and fourth place was also separated by the tie break rule with Royal Irish's Andrew Craig Chimaera third and Brian Hall's Something Else fourth.

It was the first event for Richard Colwell and John Murphy in their new acquisition Outrajeous from Howth Yacht Club and they finished fifth.

J109 Dublin start 3116The Goodbody's White Mischief gets a good start at the committee boat end of the line to win the final race of the series Photo:

Full results are below

J109 Yacht Dublin 3030Second overall - Jalapeno (P Barrington, W Despard and B O'Sullivan) Photo:

Chimaera J109 Dublin downwind 2777Third overall - Chimaera (Andrew Craig) Photo:

J109 Dublin start 3149Evenly matched after the start of race four - Dear Prudence (left), Outrajeous and overall winner White Mischief to weather Photo:

J109 Yacht Dublin 2725Tight racing at the windward mark (above) and downwind (below) Photo:

J109 Dublin downwind 2759

J109 Yacht Dublin 2919Above and below - it wasn't all plain sailing at the J109 Easterns Photo:

J109 Yacht Dublin 3080

J109 dear Prudence 3022

2019 J109 Eastern Championships Results

1242 RIYC R & T Goodbody 3.0 1.0 (11.0 DNF) 1.0 16.0 5.0
5109 NYC P Barrington, W Despard, B O Sullivan 1.0 2.0 2.0 (5.0) 10.0 5.0
2160 RIYC A Craig 4.0 4.0 1.0 (11.0 DNF) 20.0 9.0
29213 NYC B & J Hall 2.0 (7.0) 4.0 3.0 16.0 9.0
19109 HYC R Colwell & J Murphy (11.0 DNF) 3.0 6.0 2.0 22.0 11.0
1206 RIYC J Maybury 5.0 (8.0) 3.0 4.0 20.0 12.0
1543 HYC S Knowles (6.0) 6.0 5.0 6.0 23.0 17.0
1095 RORC/HYC/RIYC DP Partners 8.0 5.0 7.0 (11.0 DNF) 31.0 20.0
1383 NYC T,B,W, A & P Shanahan 7.0 9.0 (11.0 DNF) 11.0 DNC 38.0 27.0
1129 RIYC M Monaghan & J Kelly 9.0 (11.0 DNC) 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 42.0 31.0 Team

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