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Ulster Laser Dinghy Titles Won By Leonard, McMahon & Crosbie

2nd July 2019
Howth's Jamie McMahon was the Radial class winner. Scroll down for more prizegiving photos Howth's Jamie McMahon was the Radial class winner. Scroll down for more prizegiving photos

Last weekend, 57 Laser dinghies arrived at East Antrim Boat Club in Larne for the Ulster Championships writes Ed Rice. Glorious sunshine and a light breeze had competitors and parents in good spirits.

PRO Richard Doig and his very well organised team had set a great course in a 5/7 Knot breeze. The standard fleet started clean and headed off followed by the Radial and 4.7 fleets, alas the wind Changed direction and died completely. Race abandoned. we waited with optimism but at 15.00 cancelled for the day.

A club BBQ and a good evening followed.

Sunday arrived with a promise of 15-25 Knots and did not disappoint. Richard and his team again set a good race course and we got 4 races completed in a shifty 15-25 knot breeze.

16 boats competed in the standard fleet with the lead changing regularly. With a protest hearing deciding the overall result and 1st master.

Laser Ulsters11st Standard Rig: Colin LEONARD. BYC

Colin Leonard BallyholmeYC (not involved in the protest) was the winner, Ronan Wallace WHBTC 2nd and Conor Simms BYC 3rd. 1st master was Nick Walsh RCYC.

Laser Ulsters11st Master Standard Rig: Nick WALSH. RCYC

Laser Ulsters11st Radial Rig: Jamie McMAHON. HYC

25 Radials competed in a very competitive fleet with Jamie McMahon HYC coming out the winner ahead of current National Champion Aisling Keller LDYC and Tom Higgins 3rd.
1st master was Sean Flanagan RSGYC.

Laser Ulsters1 1st Lady Radial Aisling KELLER LDYC

17 4.7`s had great racing with Michael Crosbie RCYC winning followed by Tim Norwood RIYC 2nd and Hugh O`Connor 3rd.1st lady was Iseult Hogan RSGYC and 1st master was Mary Chambers RSGYC.

A big thank you EABC for a great weekend fun and sailing and particular thanks to Steven Kirby, Gordon Kane and the on the water team of Richard Doig.

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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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