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Gordon Patterson and Ross Nolan sailing Fagin Win Squib Northerns 2017

31st May 2017
Squib winners (left to right) Ross Nolan, Bob Stinson (RNIYC), Paula Lyttle of Sponsor Rodgers and Browne and Gordon Patterson Squib winners (left to right) Ross Nolan, Bob Stinson (RNIYC), Paula Lyttle of Sponsor Rodgers and Browne and Gordon Patterson

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club together with sponsor Rodgers and Browne Estate Agents hosted the 2017 Squib Northern Championship over the weekend of May 27/28. Race Officer Niney did well to complete the full 5 races in light and tricky conditions. After postponing the start of race one, it got underway with Prodigal sailed by Bell/McCleave taking the honours.

Race two saw visiting Killyleagh boat Slipstream sailed by Ferris/Marshall win and become the over night leaders. Sunday started with a dying breeze for race three, making difficult work for Inshallah sailed by Eccles/Hutchinson with the first win of the day. With more stable sea breeze filling in, Fagin sailed by Patterson/Nolan took race four. With five boats still able to win the event going into the final race, it came down to the wire.

Toy for the Boys sailed by Wallace/Weatherstone won race 5, which boosted them to take second overall from Inshallah in third, but Fagin's second in that race was enough to win the event. Thanks to all the organisers, sponsor and volunteers for a great weekend.

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