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Laser Connacht Titles Go to Kinsale, Howth and Lough Ree

18th June 2018
Kinsale's Darragh O'Sullivan leads Johnny Durcan into a mark rounding by half a boat length at the Connacht Laser Championships Kinsale's Darragh O'Sullivan leads Johnny Durcan into a mark rounding by half a boat length at the Connacht Laser Championships Photo: Bob Bateman

Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan (Standard), Howth Yacht Club's Jamie McMahon (Radial) and Lough Ree's James Delaney (4.7) were the three division winners of the Laser Connacht Championships held in Cork Harbour at the weekend.

Although there were no Royal Cork Yacht Club winners in any of the three divisions, host club sailors did feature prominently in the results and Crosshaven solo sailors occupied the bulk of the podium places after six races sailed off Cuskinny.

Full results in each division are downloadable below. See our day one photo gallery here.

Kinsale's O'Sullivan was two points ahead of Johnny Durcan of the host club with Nick Walsh also of RCYC third. Download provisional results below.

Jamie McMahon Laser Radial Howth(Above and below) Radial winner Jamie McMahon of Howth in the breeze Photo: Bob Bateman

Jamie McMahon

In the Radial Division, Howth Yacht Club's McMahon bested the 23-boat fleet eeked out a five-point margin over RCYC's Chris Bateman. One point behind in third was Waterford Harbour's Geoff Power. Download provisional results below.

In the 4.7 fleet, the biggest fleet of the weekend James Delaney of Lough Ree was four points clear of second-placed Cathal O'Regan of RCYC with club mate Rory O'Sullivan third. Download provisional results below. 

Lough Ree James Delaney Laser 4.7 WinnerLough Ree's James Delaney was the Laser 4.7 Winner Photo: Bob Bateman

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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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