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Rio Olympian Lynch Leads at Laser Ulster Champs at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club

7th May 2017
Sally Bell of the host club lies 12th overall in the Radial division at the Laser Ulster Championships at RNIYC Sally Bell of the host club lies 12th overall in the Radial division at the Laser Ulster Championships at RNIYC Photo: Afloat.ie

Finn Lynch leads the Laser Ulster Championships At Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club this morning writes our Special Correspondent.

The fleet launched this morning on a beautiful sunny day two on Belfast Lough. There is a light breeze from the east. Its holding so far – many had anticipated no wind at all. 116 boats are on the water by tally. count.

Lynch, from Dublin's National Yacht Club, has two wins from three races and is on four nett points with Befast's Liam Glynn in second on eight points. Third is Kinsale's Darragh O'Sullivan on ten.

In the Radials, youth pathway champion Ewan McMahon of Howth YC (and Afloat's Sailor of the Month) leads a 31–boat fleet.

Yesterday was easterly also – solid to upper medium for a time in the morning, dying off during the next two races. Race three became a bit of a lottery with shifts and many experienced sailors playing an expensive game of snakes and ladders.

Results after day one are below for download

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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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