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Cork Helmsmen Take CH Marine Laser Munster Titles at Baltimore Sailing Club (Updated)

17th April 2017
There was a 125 boat turnout at Baltimore Sailing Club for the Laser Munster Championships There was a 125 boat turnout at Baltimore Sailing Club for the Laser Munster Championships Photo: Deirdre Horgan/BSC Facebook

The CH Marine sponsored 2017 Laser Munster Championships attracted a strong fleet of 125 boats to Baltimore Sailing Club over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

In the 45–boat Laser Radial fleet, six races were sailed with five to count.

Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan, who spent December racing Lasers in Australia, finished a two point margin over Ewan MacMahon of Howth Yacht Club on 13–points to take the title. Third was Aisling Keller of Lough Derg Yacht Club who finished on the same points tally as MacMahon.

In the standard or full rig, another south coast helmsman took the Munster title. Darragh O'Sullivan from Kinsale YC beat local ace Fionn Lyden in the 34–boat fleet. Third was Ronan Walsh of Royal Cork.

The 4.7 fleet also went to Cork with Kinsale's Michael Carroll topping the 31–boat leaderboard. Second was Howth's Daniel Hopkins and third Clare Gorman of the National Yacht Club.

Provsional results (and subject to protest) posted lasted night on the championship noticeboard are downloadable below. Afloat.ie will post any updated results as they are received.

Youth sailing continues this week for the Laser racers who compete at the ISA Youth National Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club.

Published in Laser

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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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