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National Yacht Club (NYC) End of Season Race Raises €1000 for RNLI

5th September 2014
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Bluefin Michael & Bernie Bryson
Bluefin (Michael & Bernie Bryson) was a competitor in last night's NYC end of season race. Photo: Ronan Beirne
National Yacht Club (NYC) End of Season Race Raises €1000 for RNLI

#nyc – The National Yacht Club (NYC) end of season race in aid of the RNLI took place last night on Dublin Bay in a balmy warm 12–knot SE breeze. The start was from Harbour mark as the sailing cruise ship Wind Surf and accompanying pilot vessel Liffey were departing at 18.30.
With the course set the fleet set off in four flights to include a few dinghies from the junior fleet.
Some of the fleet had to round turning mark "down tide" which made for an interesting beat along the pier to the finish at the bandstand. One intrepid helm in his K2 was forced to retire after he hit a jelly fish !
In addition to class prizes the special prizes were won by Huggy Bear Sean Doyle, Manapia Sarah Gorman and flying fifteen 4028 David Mulvin.
The "racing" was followed by a full house party on both decks of the club where the members generously donated €1,000 to the RNLI. Thanks to the race management team headed by Commodore Larry Power and the race sponsors: Leinster Boats, Bretzel Bakery, New Ross Boatyard, Carlingford Marina and Pinell & Bax.

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