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Royal Cork's Collins Holds 12-Point Topper Lead at Youth Sailing Nationals (Photo Gallery)

31st October 2021
Tight racing in the biggest class of the Investwise Youth National Sailing Championships as as Toppers cross tacks at the Royal Cork Yacht Club hosted event
Tight racing in the biggest class of the Investwise Youth National Sailing Championships as as Toppers cross tacks at the Royal Cork Yacht Club hosted event. Scroll down for photo gallery Credit: Bob Bateman

On Saturday, Royal Cork's own Rian Collins grip on the Topper fleet continued on the third day of racing at the Investwise Youth Sailing Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club.

After seven races sailed, the host club ace extended his lead by two points in the biggest fleet of the championships in a scoreline that includes three race wins.

The 38-boat fleet had a long day on the water in a bid to complete racing before strong winds set in on Cork Harbour on Sunday. 

The fleet spent at least six hours on the water with racing delayed waiting for breeze to arrive. 

Third overall Bobby Driscoll of Belfast Lough at a weather mark on the third day of the Topper Class Youth Nationals in Cork HarbourThird overall Bobby Driscoll of Belfast Lough at a weather mark on the third day of Topper dinghy class Youth Nationals racing in Cork Harbour Photo: Bob Bateman

Collins's clubmate Dan O'Leary stays second, having equally built up his points cushion over chasing Northern Ireland sailor Bobby Disrcoll from Belfast Lough in third place. Results below.

Subject to weather, racing will conclude on Sunday afternoon. 

Update Sunday 09.24: Due to current wind conditions and forecast, the race committee has decided to cancel sailing for the day. Prizegiving at 10 am in the marquee

Topper: Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 38Topper: Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 38

 

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