Taking the Ruffian prize at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta two weeks ago, Class vice-captain Alan Claffey sailing Diane II added the national title yesterday after a three day series on Dublin Bay. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BY GARETH CRAIG.
The championship, hosted by the National Yacht Club, was sailed in light airs, and featured 20 boats, including three boats from Carrickfergus and two from Skerries.
After 2 days, "Carrigeen" from Carrickfergus was leading Diane II by 2 points, but Claffey took two guns on the final day to clinch the championship.
Carrigeen was second and Siamsa from Skerries was third.