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RStGYC RS & Laser Series, Best Turnout, Best Wind & Definitely Best Temperature So Far!

18th May 2014

#rsgyc – Run by the RStGYC in Dun Laoghaire, Friday night racing for RSs and Lasers served up top notch sport in glorious conditions of sunshine and a warm westerly F 3-4 writes Heather King. Nine RSs came to the line followed by half a dozen Lasers, the latter somewhat depleted by Laser Northerns and Oppie Dad duty in Galway. Still, turnout keeps ticking up nicely.

The RSs had great tussles throughout the fleet and, unbelievably, the second races featured a dead heat for first in the 200s and a really tight photo finish for the win in the 400s. As the photos show, the Lasers were also really, really tight. In the "4s" Andrew Algeo and Paul Nolan took both races in a debut Friday cameo but Eoin Laverty in his brand new boat pushed him all the way in that second race, after leading at every mark. In the "2s" it was Stephen Craig and Conor Foley in race one, holding off SB20/GP14 veteran Mark Nolan while it was the youthful Jack Higgins and Chloe Eggers who crossed together with Craig/Foley in R2. Laser bullets were shared by Chris Arrowsmith and Ross O'Leary, with other podium showings by David Cahill, David Dwyer and Conor O'Leary. Conor enjoyed himself so much he wouldn't sail in and headed back up the Bay into the setting sun ! This PRO could hardly blame him as I looked on jealously.

Back onshore after ; Warm setting sun, BBQ with the Junior racers from the Harbour series, no rush home for work....you know the script !

Two thirds of the series still to go, we'll tag on a third race as we head towards mid-summers.

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