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Laser Sharp O'Sullivan Continues to Lead Monkstown Bay Sailing League

21st January 2018
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Royal Cork's Cian Byrne roll tacking in the changeable and gusty conditions of the MBSC Saturday Series sailed in Cork Harbour Royal Cork's Cian Byrne roll tacking in the changeable and gusty conditions of the MBSC Saturday Series sailed in Cork Harbour Photo: Bob Bateman

Daragh O'Sullivan continues to lead the 16–boat Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser dinghy League in Cork Harbour by a margin of two points from local Chris Bateman after nine races and two discards. Charles Dwyer is third. Overall results are downloadable below.

The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include John Durcan, just back from a Cadiz training session, 49er sailor Cian Byrne (pictured above) and Nick Walsh, 2017 National 18ft British and Irish Championships winner.

Changeable and gusy conditions continued for the third outing of the Saturday series. Photos by Bob Bateman below

Monksotwn Bay Laser dinghy1Eddie Rice in (206858)  leeward boat in a start of the 16–boat Monkstown Bay Laser dinghy league. Photo: Bob Bateman

Monksotwn Bay Laser dinghy1John Durcan uses his feet to tidy up his mainsheet. The Royal Cork youth saiilor is just back from training in Cadiz 

Monksotwn Bay Laser dinghy1Laser Masters Champion Nick Walsh deals with a lull

Monksotwn Bay Laser dinghy1Fleet leader Darragh O'Sullivan

 

Monksotwn Bay Laser dinghy1Local 16–year-old Chris Bateman (GBR sail) is mixing it with the Olympic hopefuls and lies in second place overall

Monksotwn Bay Laser dinghy1The breeze eventually came up for Saturday's racing

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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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