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Bateman & Coakley Win 505 Irish Nationals at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club

4th July 2022
MBSC Club Commodore Sandy Rimmington (centre) with the new National 505 Champions
MBSC Club Commodore Sandy Rimmington (centre) with the new National 505 Champions

Chris Bateman and John Coakley won the 505 dinghy Irish Nationals raced at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club over six races in Cork Harbour.

Six 505s competed. They won four of the six races, for a total of 7 points.

Second were John Downey and Sandy Rimmington, who finished on 12 points and third Richie Harrington and Sandy O’Brien who finished with 16 points.

The two races not won by the overall winners of the Nationals were won by Alex Barry and David Kenefick.

“It was a great weekend of racing,” said Club Commodore Sandy Rimmington. “The countdown is well and truly on now for the Worlds at the start of August.”

They will be held out of the RCYC at Crosshaven. Team

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