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National Yacht Club's Noel Butler on the RS Aero Podium in Italy

7th June 2022
On the RS Aero podium in Elba - 1 ITA 3441 Vincis Filippo, RS Aero 7,  2 ITA 3557 Mulas Davide, RS Aero 7 and 3 IRL 3826 Butler Noel, RS Aero 7
RS Aero Podium in Elba - 1 ITA 3441 Vincis Filippo, RS Aero 7,  2 ITA 3557 Mulas Davide, RS Aero 7 and 3 IRL 3826 Butler Noel, RS Aero 7

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) PY dinghy overall leader Noel Butler was on the podium at the weekend at the third Italian RS Aero event of the season on the beautiful Island of Elba.

The event was dominated by national champion Filipo Vincis from Sardinia, with Davide Mulas also from Sardinia in second.

Butler, of the National Yacht Club, finished third and Greystones/RStGYC’s Roy Van Maanen finished fourth in a small but very competitive fleet and very light and tricky conditions.

Both Irish sailors will be back in action as usual in DBSC racing on Tuesday evening in Scotsman’s Bay.

At the end of the month, Van Maanen, Daragh Sheridan of Howth (the recently crowned Irish national champion) and Butler will compete in the RS Aero World Championships in Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Oregon, USA.

Published in RS Aero, DBSC, National YC Team

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