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Irish Youth Sailors Lead at Royal Cork Laser Nationals

23rd August 2013
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There was more wind for the second day of the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork. Photo: Bob Bateman. Scroll down for more action in our gallery below
Irish Youth Sailors Lead at Royal Cork Laser Nationals

#laser – Irish Youth Sailors from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire are making their mark at the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour this weekend. After Two races race sailed, Philip Doran has a single point lead from Russian visitor Maxim Nikolaev of Y CDP Khlebnikovo. East Antrim's Chris Penney is third in the 34–boat standard rig division.

After some hours waiting for a start yesterday with the wind about 5 miles an hour from the North/NW they eventually got a course set up and went into a start sequence.

In the 79-boat radial division, Doran's club mate Finn Lynch, the 2012 ISAF Youth Silver Medallist, counts a 2,6 and 4 to lead from Baltimore's Fionn Lyden with a three point margin after three races. Lyden, significantly though, won yesterday's second and third races. Australian visitor Tristan Brown of RFBYC is third.  

In the Irish Laser 4.7 National Championships, with 38 entries and three races sailed, Royal Cork's own Billy Duane leads.


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At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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