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Tricky First Laser Dinghy Day for the Howth Frostbites

5th November 2018
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Tricky First Laser Dinghy Day for the Howth Frostbites

The first two races of the Howth Yacht Club Frostbites were held in beautifully mild but tricky conditions, with a 6-10 knot Southerly clocking right all morning. The key discussion point in the dinghy pen before racing was ‘hat or not’ as those new to Frostbite racing wondered what all the fuss was about.

Ronan Wallace set out his stall for the event with two race wins in the Standard Rig Fleet, with Dan O’Connell putting him under pressure throughout. Tom Fox of Rush Sailing Club won both races in the Radial Fleet.

Live trackers were used for the first time which will add hugely to the enjoyment of the event, but hopefully also add some useful data for the keen sailors! Full coverage of both races are available in the attached tracker link here

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Dave Quinn

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David Quinn Started sailing Mirrors in Sutton on Dublin Bay aged 15, before moving on to Lasers. He campaigned the Laser for eight years, including European Championships and Grade One Regattas. He was Chairman of the Laser Class in 2001, coinciding with the Laser World Championships in Royal Cork. After a short time working as the Racing Manager for the Irish Sailing Association in 2004-2005, he bought an SB20 in 2006, and raced that on the Irish circuit with some success for a number of years. He also competed in UK IRC Nationals and Commodores Cup around that time with Tiamat. After a break from sailing when his first child was born in 2011, he recently started racing Lasers again in late 2017, inspired by the upcoming Laser Master Worlds which was held in September of this year.

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