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Carrickfergus Ruffian 23 Wins National Title at Royal St. George Yacht Club

19th August 2018
Carrickfergus Ruffian 23 Wins National Title at Royal St. George Yacht Club

Carrickfergus Sailing Club visitor Trevor Kirkpatrick skippering 'Carrageen' was the winner of the 12-boat Ruffian 23 National Championships on Dublin Bay after countback.

After seven races sailed and one discard at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Kirkpatrick had the same 12 nett points as Stephen Gill's Shannagh from the host club. 

Third was the National Yacht Club's Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan.

Full results downloadable below.

Ruffian23 Shannagh 0359Stephen Gill's Shannagh of the Royal S.t George YC was second overall Photo: Afloat.ie

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The Royal St George Yacht Club was founded in Dun Laoghaire (then Kingstown) Harbour in 1838 by a small number of like-minded individuals who liked to go rowing and sailing together. The club gradually gathered pace and has become, with the passage of time and the unstinting efforts of its Flag Officers, committees and members, a world-class yacht club.

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