After five races sailed at the SB20 Europeans Irish entry 'Bad/Kilcullen' crewed by Stefan Hyde, Jerry and James Dowling are up fourth overall at the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted event and are just 13–points off the overall lead.
After another three races sailed yesterday, the host club boat that leads Irish hopes on Dublin Bay moved up seven places after discard. Hyde's Bad Kilcullen has been in form this season on the Irish circuit winning the first regional event of the season at Greystones Harbour.
A second Irish boat from the 22 competing is also in the top ten overall this morning with 'Sin Bin' sailed by Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Edward Cook of the Royal St George Yacht Club in sixth position.
Irish boats represent 40% of the 47-boat fleet that is drawn from ten nations.
The overall lead is now held by Australian's Porco Rosso, Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball on 20 points. Second is Ukranian entry 'itParfum Borys' Shvets Anatolii Petrov, Pavlo Matsuyev and Anna Kyselova Odessa Sailing Club with Royal Torbay Yacht Club's Xcellent John Pollard, Steve Procter and Jack Wetherell in third place.
Full results after five races here
Racing continues today.