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Big Crowd Gather for Sigma 33 East Coast Association Annual Prize Giving Dinner  

27th January 2018
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Sigma 33 winners – (Left to Right) Bobby Kerr, Henry Leonard, Dermot Clarke, Adrienne Jermyn and Dick Lovegrove at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Sigma 33 winners – (Left to Right) Bobby Kerr, Henry Leonard, Dermot Clarke, Adrienne Jermyn and Dick Lovegrove at the Royal St. George Yacht Club

Over 70 Sigma 33 sailors, friends and guests attended the Sigma 33 East Coast Association Annual Prize giving dinner at the Royal St George Yacht Club last night hosted by Dick Lovegrove, the classes senior Sigma 33 sailor.

Prizes were presented to the top three boats at the 2017 Irish Sigma 33 Championships.

  1. Squawk - Paul Prentice RUYC
  2. Gwili Two - Dermot Clarke & Paddy Maguire R ST. GYC
  3. Flyover - David Marchant & Others Waterford Harbour Sailing Club

Silver Fleet winner: “Leewin” Henry Leonard & Bobby Kerr RIYC

The Sigma 33 class prizes were as follows:

  • Boss Trophy: Gwili Two Dermot Clarke & Paddy Maguire R St. G Y C
  • The Michael O’Herlihy Trophy: Leewin Henry Leonard & Bobby Kerr RIYC
  • Sigma 33 Class Trophy: Elandra Joe Conway RIYC
  • The Coleman O'Sullivan Trophy: Paddy Maguire RStGYC

There was big success for Joe Conway in Elandra who was a class winner in ISORA in his first year.

Sigma33 PrizegivingFrom left to right at the Sigma 33 Prizegiving were Bobby Kerr, Henry Leonard, Dermot Clarke, Paul Prentice and David Marchant

The Sigma 33 was one of the biggest one design cruiser fleet at last July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regtta with 19 entries.

The Dun Laoghaire Regatta series had 19 entries including nine from the home waters and ten visitors from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, the Isle of Man and local boats from Arklow and Waterford. The nine race series was dominated the top six visiting boats. Most of them had competed at regattas in Tarbert and Helensburgh and benefited from the close racing at both events. It proved very difficult for local boats to break into the top six in any race. 

sigma 33 dun laoghaireThe Sigma 33 had 19 entries at last July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regtta

The long established Dublin Bay class merged with class two for local DBSC racing in 2017 but the class retains its one design status for special races such as its championships and last year's  Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentennial Race Day.

Sigma 33 class attention now turns to 2018 season and the Sigma 33 Class Championships 22nd – 24 June 2018 on Dublin Bay.

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