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.
Full results are below
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|
|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|