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Ballyholme Topper Sailor Bobby Driscoll is Youth Sailing Champion on Belfast Lough

24th April 2022
Bobby Driscoll from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Topper winner - Bobby Driscoll from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Credit: Simon McIlwaine/Wavelength Images

Five winds from eight races gave local sailor Bobby Driscoll from the hosting Ballyholme Yacht Club a clear overall win ahead of clubmate Emily McAfee in the 51-boat Topper 5.3 event, one of the biggest fleets of the Youth Sailing Championships.

Driscoll finished on 13 points compared to McAfee's 19.

Third overall was Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club's Peter Kenny on 39 points.

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