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Dwyer Reigns at National 18 Easterns at Howth Yacht Club

25th April 2017
N18 winners in Howth: Charles Dwyer, Nicholas O'Leary and Richie Harrington of Royal Cork Yacht Club with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake second from left N18 winners in Howth: Charles Dwyer, Nicholas O'Leary and Richie Harrington of Royal Cork Yacht Club with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake second from left Credit: HYC

Six relatively light wind races completed at Howth Yacht Club gave Charles Dwyer and his crew Nin O'Leary and Richie the overall win of the inaugural six–boat National 18s Eastern Championships in Dwyer's new boat.

A tie break behind them saw Tommy Dwyer, Peter O'Donovan and Charlie Moloney take second with Colin Chapman, Morgan O'Sullivan and Ronan Walsh taking third.

The National 18s continue racing in Cork Harbour with Wednesday leagues already in operation and Saturday racing beginning at the start of May.

Published in National 18

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At A Glance – National 18 Dinghy Specifications

The new National 18 ‘Ultra’ Specifications

Designer Phil Morrison
LOA 5.49m
Beam 2.36m
Hull Weight 160kg
Sailing Weight <200kg
Crew Weight No Limit
Main & Jib 22.5 m2
Kite 21.0 m2
PY 910
Construction Vinylester Foam Sandwich

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