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Ballyholme Tops in Toppers at Youth Sailing Nationals in Howth

16th April 2023
Topper dinghies in the dinghy park of Howth Yacht Club for the Youth Sailing National Championships
Topper dinghies in the dinghy park of Howth Yacht Club for the Youth Sailing National Championships Credit: HYC

The continuing vitality of Irish yacht clubs competing at the Youth Sailing National Championships at Howth Yacht Club is reflected in the fact that some club acronyms overlap, consequently in previous reports of the Topper racing, we had Cormac Byrne of SSC & BYC down as being from Skerries as it's a real nest of Byrnes up there in North Fingal. But we've been gracefully put right with the news that SSC in this case, is Strangford Sailing Club while BYC (which might well have been Boyne Yacht Club) is the great dinghy stronghold of Ballyholme.

All of which is a roundabout way of saying that the Belfast Lough club has dominated the Toppers, with Ballyholme's Tom Driscoll (he also lists Royal North of Ireland YC) retaining his overall lead on 11 pts to Cormac Byrne's 13 in second, with yet another double-clubber - Caoimhe Corkery of Royal Cork and Kinsale - finishing third on 19pts.

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Race Results

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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