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Laser sailor David O’Connell won Cork Harbour's Monkstown Bay Sailing Club July league in Class One after nine races on 10 points with Judy Moynihan and Therese Loesberg second in their Laser Two on 27.

Charles McCarthy and Barry O'Connor were third in their 505 on 38.

Isobel O'Connor and Tim O'Connor brought their Mirror to overall success in Class Two on seven points.

Isobelle Clarke Waterman was second and Tony Geraghty/Daragh Killeen third.

David O’Connell, Laser, has increased his lead at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club’s July Dinghy League in Class 1, winning Race 7 to have just 5 points overall.

Double-handed Laser sailors Judy Moynihan and Therese Loesberg, continue second on 18 points, the gap between first and second having increased to 13. In third place the 505 (Charles McCarthy and Barry O’Connor) on 25 are now seven points behind.

With the last race of the league this week, O’Connell’s overall win seems certain and second and third look like remaining the same.

It is tighter in Class 2, where Isobel and Tim O’Connor, first in their Mirror, are two points clear of second, on a total of 7, Isabelle Clarke Waterman’s RS Feva XL on 9 with Tony Geraghty and Daragh Killeen in another Feva in third on 11.

After five races and with one discard allowed, Laser sailor David O’Connell continues to hold a big lead in Class 1 of the Monkstown Bay SC July dinghy league in Cork Harbour on a total of four points.

Second is a double-handed Laser sailed by Judy Moynihan and Therese Loesberg, trailing him by 10 on a total of 14 points.

Third place is held by a 505 sailed by Charles McCarthy and Barry O’Connor with 19 points.

Applying the discard after the fifth race has moved the Mirror, the smallest dinghy in the Class 2 fleet, sailed by Isobel and Tim O’Connor, up to first place on 6 points, displacing Isobelle Clarke Waterman’s RS Feva XL to second on 7, with another Feva XL, sailed by Tony Geraghty and Daragh Kileen in third on 8 points.

David O’Connell is leading Monkstown Bay Sailing Club’s July dinghy league Class 1 on 3 points after three races, the result of his hat-trick of wins.

That puts him clear of Judy Moynihan and Therese Loesberg in second place in their Laser II with 11 points.

Third is Emmett O’Sullivan in an RS Aero7, on 29 points. Ten dinghies have raced so far in the club’s series in Cork Harbour.

Class 2 has had six boats racing and is led by Isobelle Clarke Waterman in an RS Feva XL on 5 points, having won two of the three races sailed so far. Another RS Feva XL, sailed by Darragh Killeen, is second on 6 points. Isobel and Tim O’Connor, sailing a Mirror, are third on 19 points.

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.

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club has postponed its 'At Home' which had been scheduled to take place in Cork Harbour on Saturday.

The club says this is due to the forecast of adverse weather predictions.

A new date of Saturday, September 17 has been set.

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour will hold its ‘At Home’ this Saturday, at a time when it is experiencing “fantastic support” for dinghy sailing according to its Commodore.

“We have put a lot of effort into popularising sailing, particularly focusing attention on getting young people and newcomers into the sport and that is getting good support. Dinghy sailing is going very well this season,” says Club Commodore Sandy Rimmington.
“We must be one of the clubs with the biggest Feva participation. It is encouraging that, in making efforts to widen interest in sailing, for which we have been doing a lot of work, there has been particularly strong participation by girls. This is notable in the Feva fleet.”

The blue painted Monkstown Bay Sailing Club clubhouse will host visitors after racing for the award of prizes The Monkstown Bay Sailing Club clubhouse will host visitors after racing for the award of prizes Photo: Bob Bateman

This Saturday the ‘At Home’ will concentrate on dinghy racing. Classes 1 and 2 will include the stalwarts of the MBSC fleet, including 505s where club members continue to prepare for the Irish and World Championships in the harbour in August. Mixed dinghies will be included and there will be a separate class for Optimists. Racing starts at 1355.

The club is also celebrating its new champion with Chris Bateman winning last weekend's Fireball Ulster Championship when he teamed up with Conor Flynn of Blessington.

The re-surfacing of the Sand Quay, the club’s boat base, has boosted the club facilities, with two slipways for launching.

One of two slipways for launching boats at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Photo: Bob BatemanOne of two slipways for launching boats at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Photo: Bob Bateman

All clubs are being invited to race at Monkstown on Saturday, with the clubhouse hosting visitors after racing for the award of prizes.

Twenty-one dinghies entered the May League at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club which concluded last Thursday evening with a tie at the top two places in Class One by two 505s. Ewen Barry and crew Ronan O’Driscoll and Charles McCarthy with his crew, Barry O’Connor, tied at the finish after nine races, with two discards allowed, on 28 points. The tie was broken on the highest number of placings. Barry and O’Driscoll had six first places and came out on top. Finishing in third place overall was Colin Johns on 31.5 points.

Class two had eleven entries and the top three places overall were filled by RS Feva XLs which dominated the class with nine of the dinghies racing.

The other two boats were a Mirror and an Optimist. Isobelle McCarthy and Isobelle Clarke Waterman were the winners on 16 points. Second were Ruby and Daisy Duggan on 23 and third Lucy O’Connell and Kate O’Connor on 46.

The Commodore at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club rather appropriately won the Commodore’s Cup on Saturday.

Sailing a 505 Sandy Rimmington was crewed by Richard Harrington. They won both races sailed. Second in both and second overall in another 505, were Charles McCarthy and Barry O’Connor. Third were Ben Dwyer and Donagh Leahy in an RS Feva XL.

Charles McCarthy and Barry O’Connor won the May evening league in Class 1 on 25 points. Ewen Barry and David McSweeney were second, just a point ahead. Both crews were sailing 505s.

Third was Colin Johns, half-a-point behind them on 26.5. Class 2 was won by Isabella McCarthy and Isobelle Clarke Waterman racing an RS Feva XL on 14 points.

Ruby and Daisy Duggan were second on 19 points in another Feva XL. Third were Isobel and Tim O’Connor in a Mirror dinghy.

The 'Commodore’s Cup' is being raced at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club on Saturday. It is an All-In Start for the club’s dinghy fleet, with First Gun at 1255.

The club is also offering ‘Try Sailing’ for members and friends tomorrow, starting at 1 p.m. and using RS200 and RS400s.

There is close competition at the top of the club’s May League which will conclude next Tuesday evening. Lasers and 505s are contesting the top four positions in Class 1.

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