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National Yacht Club Regatta Results & Photo Gallery

24th June 2018
Some of the 18-boat Class One division round Seapoint Buoy at the National Yacht Club Regatta Some of the 18-boat Class One division round Seapoint Buoy at the National Yacht Club Regatta Photo:

A sea breeze on Dublin Bay for the Davy Group–sponsored National Yacht Club Regatta produced the goods for the estimated 160–boat fleet for the Club of the Year's Summer highlight at Dun Laoghaire on Saturday.

Read our NYC Regatta preview here. Download results below.

Andrew Algeo's J109 Juggerknot from the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues its unbeaten run Class One IRC this season taking the class win with a one and a two in the two race series. Second in the 18–boat class was Colin Byrne's Xp33 Bon Exemple. A third RIYC boat was in third place, Ronan Harris's J109 Jigamaree. 

Platinum blonde Paul Egan 3320(Above and below) Paul Egan's Platinum Blonde prepares to drop the spinnaker on the Beneteau First 35 in the run into Seapoint Buoy Photo:

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Something Else John Hall 3302The National Yacht Club's J109 Something Else co-skippered by father and son team John and Brian Hall Photo:

Rockabill VI NYC 3274Paul O'Higgins's Rockabill VI competing in Cruisers Zero Photo:

Class Two IRC was an all Howth Yacht Club affair with tricked up Half–Tonners taking first, second and third. Dave Cullen's Checkmate XV, the overall winner of June's Wave Regatta at Howth, was to the fore again beating Nigel Biggs' Checkmate XVIII. Mike and Ritchie Evan's The Big Picture was third.

In Class Three, IRC Brendan Foley's Impala Running Wild of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner from Ken Lawless's RIYC Quarter Tonner, Cartoon. Third place went to Peter Richardson's Dubious.

Running wild Impala 3141In Class Three, IRC Brendan Foley's Impala Running Wild was the winner from Ken Lawless's Quarter Tonner Cartoon below Photo:

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Nationsl Yacht club regatta 3148Peter Richardson's Dubious from the Royal St. George YC was third in Cruisers Three IRC Photo:

In the one design divisions, the regatta incorporated the 23–boat UK and Irish Sigma 33 National Championships racing on a separate race course under international Race Officer, David Lovegrove. Read our separate report here on how Scottish visitors dominated at the Royal St. Geroge event.

Howth 17 NYCVisiting historic Howth 17s gathered at the NYC pontoon on their annual trip across Dublin Bay Photo: Facebook

As the SB20s prepare for their national championships this weekend at the same club and on the same race track, it was Jerry Dowling's RIYC–based Bad Kilcullen that showed regatta–winning form to win from club mate Ger Dempsey's Third was the NYC's  Black skippered by James Gorman.

Flying Fifteen David Gorman Chris Doorly 3534Former Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly Photo:

A 15-boat Flying Fifteen class was won by the club's own pairing of David Gorman and Chris Doorly (above) who won from Ian Matthews and Keith Poole. Third was Niall Coleman and Susan Halpenny in Flyer. 

Flying Fifteen Ian Matthews Keith Poole 3639NYC Flying Fifteen pairing Ian Matthews and Keith Poole Photo:

Flying Fiteen Niall coleman 3769Niall Coleman and Susan Halpenny were third in the Flying Fifteens Photo:

John Chambers Waszp 3402John Chambers was the four–boat Waszp division winner Photo:

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In the regatta's Laser division, Ronan Wallace beat Darach Dineen, in the first of the new Laser League initiative for Bay sailors. Ross O'Leary was third in the five–boat fleet.

Laser Clare Gorman 3696Clare Gorman won of the host the five boat Laser Radial division Photo:

Laser NYC regatta 3420Ronan Wallace (above) was the Laser class winner from Darach Dineen below Photo:

Laser NYC 3469

IDRA 14 125 3433IDRA 14 125 (Ascoop & Hennig) were second overall in the eight boat PY fleet Photo:

Download full results below. 

Next up on Dublin Bay is the Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta on Saturday where the Dun Laoghaire club will attempt a remarkable double act

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