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Royal Irish dominates in Cruisers 3 East Coast Championship

21st August 2012
Royal Irish dominates in Cruisers 3 East Coast Championship

#malahide – The Royal Irish Yacht Club had a successful foray to Dublin's northside last weekend when three boats sailing under the team name of 'Royal Irish Slugs' won the Team Trophy at the Cruisers III East Coast Championship hosted by Malahide Yacht Club and the quarter-tonner Quest (Barry Cunningham) won the individual title.

Sailed under Modified ECHO handicap, the event involved four races in varied wind conditions over two days and was dominated by the Royal Irish boats. Runner-up was another RIYC quarter-tonner Supernova (Lawless/McCormack/Shannon) while the third member of the team, the J/24 Gossip (Barron/Meredith/Rowley) finished 8th, a result that gave them a narrow win overall from the Howth team of three J/24s.

Another Dun Laoghaire boat, Lady Rowena (David Bolger) won on standard ECHO while Quest was also the winner on IRC.

Sponsored by Union Chandlery and Malahide Marina, the championship had one race over a triangular course and three windward-leeward races, with courses set by PRO Neil Murphy. As a result of winning, the Royal Irish YC has offered to host next year's East Coast Championship.

Published in Malahide YC
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