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Kirwan's Bandit Crew in the Lead at National Yacht Club Ruffian 23 Championships

4th July 2021
Overall leader Ann Kirwan's Ruffian 23 Bandit (IRL 3333) races downwind against Frank Bradley's Ripples from the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club at the Irish National Championships on Dublin Bay
Overall leader Ann Kirwan's Ruffian 23 Bandit (IRL 3333) races downwind against Frank Bradley's Ripples from the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club at the Irish National Championships on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

Ann Kirwan's Bandit of the National Yacht Club leads after six races sailed of the Irish Ruffian 23 Irish Championships on Dublin Bay.

The Bandit crew are four points ahead of Royal St George rival Stephen Gill sailing Shannagh on 10 points.

Third in the ten boat fleet is Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club's Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe)

Dublin Bay presented 12 to 18-knot breezes from the southeast with a mist and fine drizzle.

Testing championship conditions for the 12-boat fleet were completed with a good chop in the south of the Bay where the Ruffians are sharing a course with the Beneteau 31.7s. 

Racing at the Ruffian 23 National Championships Racing at the Ruffian 23 National Championships

Racing continues on Sunday. 

Results are here.

Published in Ruffian 23, National YC
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