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Malahide Yacht Club Draws in Dinghy Sailors From as Far as Cork for St. Patrick's Day Open Regatta

19th March 2022
Malahide Yacht Club St. Patrick's Day Open Regatta ILCA 6 winner Charlie Savage of Rush Sailing Club
Malahide Yacht Club St. Patrick's Day Open Regatta ILCA 6 winner Charlie Savage of Rush Sailing Club

Malahide Yacht Club in North County Dublin kicked off its 2022 dinghy racing season in style with over 70 entries for its inaugural St. Patrick’s Open Regatta which took place on Friday, 18th March 2022 on the new bank holiday for this year.

Sailors from visiting clubs included Rush Sailing Club, Howth Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club and the furthest sailor travelling from Cork leaving in the early hours to join the event.

Malahide Yacht Club Rear Commodore; Niall Gallagher was principal race officer for the day and ran three races using Olympic style courses that tested all the sailor's abilities in what became a blustery but sunny day on Broadmeadows Estuary.

Many sailors took their turns capsizing in the strong gusts and those that managed to stay upright found themselves at the top of their respective fleets.

The event was single-handed organised by MYC Dinghy Sailing Secretary; Paddy Ryan.

Paddy thanked all the volunteers and sailors who made the event possible and commented “If the over 70 entries are anything to go by, sailing in Broadmeadows over the March St. Patricks weekend could be one to watch on the sailing calendar for years to come” and he wished everyone many more happy sailing events for 2022 and beyond.

The Ryan Family celebrate Juliet Ryan’s 12th BirthdayThe Ryan Family celebrate Juliet Ryan’s 12th Birthday

The event prize giving was concluded with a birthday cake for Paddy’s daughter; Juliet Ryan who celebrated her 12th birthday.

ILCA 4 winner - Krzysztof Ciboroski - RStGYCILCA 4 winner - Krzysztof Ciboroski - RStGYC

ILCA 7 winner - Andrejs Samoilovs - Malahide Yacht ClubILCA 7 winner - Andrejs Samoilovs - Malahide Yacht Club

Single Handed Winner - Mark Gavin - RStGYCSingle Handed Winner - Mark Gavin - RStGYC 

Double Handed Winners - Jack McDowell & Harry Thompson (420) - MYC / Wexford Harbour Boat ClubDouble Handed Winners - Jack McDowell & Harry Thompson (420) - MYC / Wexford Harbour Boat Club

Optimist Winner - Kate Flood MYCOptimist Winner - Kate Flood RSTGYC

Regatta Fleet Winner - Rachel Murdock - RStGYCRegatta Fleet Winner - Rachel Murdock - RStGYC

Results as follows :

ILCA 4 / Laser 4.7 

Krzysztof Ciboroski - RStGYC
Maedbh Butterly - Rush Sailing Club
Seth Walker - RStGYC

ILCA 6 / Laser Radial
Charlie Savage - Rush Sailing Club
Riaghan Boardman - Rush Sailing Club
Laura O’Brien - Rush Sailing Club

ILCA 7 / Laser Std
Andrejs Samoilovs - Malahide Yacht Club
William Chouquet - Malahide Yacht Club
Joe Turner - Malahide Yacht Club
Single Handed
Mark Gavin - RStGYC
Ciara O’Brien - MYC
Victor Samoilovs - MYC

Double Handed
Jack McDowell & Harry Thompson (420) - MYC / Wexford Harbour Boat Club
Immie Hauer & Hugo Mika (420) - MYC
Paul Quinn & Stephanie Hogan (Laser 2000) - MYC

Optimist
Kate Flood - RSTGYC
Sarah Scott - HYC / RStGYC
Grace Gavin - RSTGYC

Regatta Fleet
Rachel Murdock - RStGYC
Nicole Quinn - MYC
Oliver Ryan - MYC

Published in Malahide YC, Laser
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