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Scottish Visitors Dominate Sigma 33 Championships at Royal St. George Yacht Club

24th June 2018
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15 visiting boats from 13 different clubs as well as eight local Dublin Bay boats contested the 10 race Sigma 33 championships off Dun Laoghaire 15 visiting boats from 13 different clubs as well as eight local Dublin Bay boats contested the 10 race Sigma 33 championships off Dun Laoghaire Photo: Afloat.ie

Scottish visitors dominated a ten race series to take all three places on the podium of the Sigma 33 Class UK and Irish Championships 2018 on Dublin Bay this weekend.

The Royal St. George Yacht Club event attracted 23 entries, some 161 competitors from five countries. It was a record fleet for the Dun Laoghaire Club's first ever staging of the UK and Irish Championships. The event was run with support from BMW and UK Sailmakers Ireland.

Sigma 33 Leaky roof II 3872Sigma 33 Champion Leaky Roof II (Alan Harper) had eight results in the top five Photo: Afloat.ie

Sigma 33 flags 3987England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland were represented at the Sigma 33 Championships on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

Consistent sailing from Alan Harper's Leaky Roof II – with eight results in the top five – meant the Cove Sailing Club entry continued her overnight lead to take the title by five points. 

Sigma 33 start 3202(Above and below) The start of one of ten Sigma 33 races Photos: Afloat.ie

Sigma 33 Start 3222

15 visiting boats from 13 clubs and eight Dublin Bay boats enjoyed the well-run championships that saw a full series sailed in light sea breezes since Friday. 

Second overall was Grant Simpson's Miss Behavin from Helensburgh SC. Third was Busy Beaver skippered by Mark Bradshaw of Fairlie YC.

Top Irish boat was Paul Prentice's Squawk from Royal Ulster who took fifth overall with a final race win.

Sigma 33 Gwilli two 3815Paddy Maguire's Gwilli Two from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the top Dublin Bay boat at the Sigma 33 Championships Photo: Afloat.ie

The top Dublin Bay boat was Gwili Two skippered by Paddy Maguire of the RStGYC in tenth place.

Sigma 33 4264 3937British visitor Andy Laming's Afrita of St Mawes from St Mawes SC Photo: Afloat.ie

Sigma 33 Rupert 3951Dick Lovegrove's Rupert from the host club Photo: Afloat.ie

Sigma 33 Rajah 3838Clyde Cruising Club's Rajah skippered by Roy Summers was eighth overall

Sigma 33 Whit Mischief 3239John Doyle's Whit Mischief from Arklow SC looks for clear air after a start Photo: Afloat.ie

Results are provisional. Click here 

See all Afloat's Sigma 33 coverage in one handy link here

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