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Olympian Kennedy Leads SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay

29th June 2018
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Marty Cuppage (right) sailing 'Sea Biscuit' is competing in the SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay Marty Cuppage (right) sailing 'Sea Biscuit' is competing in the SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

Olympic sailor Peter Kennedy from Strangford Lough leads the SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay after three races sailed. 

The National Yacht Club hosted event has attracted 16 entries for three–day sportsboat contest. 

Kennedy, who sailed in the Flying Dutchman class for Ireland in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics has taken a commanding lead with crewmates Stephen Kane and Hammy Baker. Kennedy took two wins and a third place in the light, easterly breezes on the Bay.

Second overall is Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper Jerry Dowling sailing with Stefan Hyde and Jimmy Dowling. Third is Kennedy's County Down clubmate Darren Martin sailing with Simon Murray and Roger Pannell. 

Racing continues tomorrow on a busy Dublin Bay race track that also features the RIYC Regatta.

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