Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Royal Irish Duo Win RS Feva Contest at National Yacht Club Hosted East Coast Championships (Prizegiving Photo Gallery)

19th September 2022
RS Feva East Coast Championship winners Mai Hooper & Tom Flannery of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
National Yacht Club Commodore Conor O'Regan (left) and event organiser Dave Whelan (right) with RS Feva East Coast Championship winners Mai Hooper & Tom Flannery of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Scroll down for prizegiving photo gallery Credit: Michael Chester

At the weekend, a fleet of twenty-six boats and fifty-two sailors descended on the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the RS Feva East Coast Championships.

Race Officer Larry Power delivered six races in sunny sailing conditions over two days. The wind off Scotsman’s Bay was light on Saturday, with the first race reaching a maximum of 12 knots but dropping dramatically as the day progressed. Day 1 tested the teams to the full with light, shifty winds making it very tricky for sailors not used to racing in light winds. Sunday brought more consistent wind reaching 10+ Knots, with the Feva Spinnaker bringing many colours to Dublin Bay.

Dun Laoghaire sailors Mia – Mai Hooper and Tom Flannery from the RIYC were in top form over the two days and took 1st Place in the Gold Fleet.

 National Yacht Club Commodore Conor O'Regan (left) with First in Bronze, Silver & Gold fleets were Lewis Mc Connell & Maxim Zaramenskiy, Isabella Clarke - Waterman & Aoibhe Killeen, Mia Mia Hooper & Tom Flannery  Photo: Michael Chester National Yacht Club Commodore Conor O'Regan (left) with First in Bronze, Silver & Gold fleets were Lewis Mc Connell & Maxim Zaramenskiy, Isabella Clarke - Waterman & Aoibhe Killeen, Mia Mia Hooper & Tom Flannery  Photo: Michael Chester

Runners up were Jules Start and Grace Gavin from RStGYC, followed up by local sailors at NYC, Lucas Browne and Felix Dion, who took third place in a very completive finish. To say the racing at the top was tight would be an understatement. Indeed, the standard across the fleet improved dramatically over the two days.

RS Feva events have become more popular across Ireland, with a major emphasis on enjoying the events and having fun. We had sailors from seven clubs from across Ireland compete in three Fleet categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Competitors praised the well-organised event, which was sponsored by Marine Services, and the warm welcome they received from the National Yacht Club.

Overall RS Feva East Coast Championship Results

Gold Fleet

1 Mia Mai Hopper & Tom Flannery (RIYC)

2 Jules Start & Grace Gavin (RSGYC)

3 Lucas Browne & Felix Dion (NYC)

Silver Fleet

1 Isabella Clarke – Waterman & Aoibhe Kileen (RCYC)

2 Jacob Browne & Zara Whelan (NYC)

3 John Healy & Daniel Burns (INSS)

Bronze Fleet

1 Lewis McConnel & Maxim Zaramenskiy (GSC)

2 Eliot Wright & Hugo McConnell (GSC)

3 Kealan Reilly & Oisin O Reilly (INSS)

RS Feva East Coast NYC Prizegiving Photo Gallery by Michael Chester  

Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

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

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2022

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton
 

Please show your support for Afloat by donating